Last updated | February 27, 2022

Case Reporting Protocol

This protocol provides guidance on the procedures to follow if a member of the community has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. (Within 1.5 meters of an infected person for 15 minutes or more).

If you are a contact and have symptoms (e.g.: fever, sore throat, cough):

- Report your symptoms through the AUC Health Self-Check form.

- Stay home and keep apart from others.

- Wear a properly-fitting, high-quality mask (e.g., N95, KN95) for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.

- The Office of Medical Services will help you to schedule a free test (Antigen or PCR).

If you receive a positive test result:

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, isolate for at least 10 days, starting either the day you tested positive (if you remain asymptomatic) or the day your symptoms started, whichever is earlier.

  • Stay home (unless you are getting medical care) or in your assigned isolation space on campus (if you are a residential undergraduate student).

  • Separate yourself from other people in your household, and wear a properly-fitting, high-quality mask (e.g., N95, KN95) for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.

  • Rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines to help you feel better, if needed.

  • Monitor any symptoms.

  • Do not host any visitors.

If you receive a negative test result:

You may resume your regular activities as soon as your symptoms disappear.

If you are a contact and have no symptoms:

- If you are not fully vaccinated and haven’t had COVID-19 in the past 30 days, stay home and quarantine for at least 5 days, after which a test is required (and will be provided at AUC’s expense). You report that you are a contact through the AUC Health Self-Check form and the medical team will guide you through the testing process.

- If are you fully vaccinated and boosted or had COVID-19 in the past 30 days, you do not need to be isolated.

  • Important Note: If you wish to have a test after 5 days of exposure, this test will be on your own expense, and not covered by the University. Speed Medical Stations that accept payments are the following:

1.            Walk through station outside Gate 4, working hours 10 :30 am to 10 pm

2.            Drive through station between Gate 2 and 3, working hours 10 :30 am to 10 pm

For any further questions on the testing program, email medicalserv@aucegypt.edu.

 

Case Reporting Protocol

 

Flowchart of COVID case reporting

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