Skip to main content

Protect the Purple

Main Content

Student Exposure to COVID-19

Have you had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?

A close contact is someone who:
  • Lives in the same house or residence hall room as a sick person with COVID-19.
  • Cares for a sick person with COVID-19.
  • Has been within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer.
  • Has been in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19.
  • If you are unvaccinated, quarantine by staying home for 10 days from the time of your exposure.* The time of your exposure is the last time you came in close contact with the positive individual. 
  • Do not go to class or come to campus; avoid contact with others. Even in the absence of symptoms, you should not attend class in person.
  • Complete the online exposure form or contact the TCU COVID-19 Hotline at 817-257-2684 to report your exposure. The online form is the fastest and preferred method for self-reporting.
  • Review the COVID-19 daily responsibility list and follow the instructions based on symptoms. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day to monitor for fever and watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 at least 5 days after exposure or notification of exposure—or sooner if you develop symptoms

*Per the CDC, community members with the following conditions do not need to quarantine:

  • Those have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms. Verify your COVID-19 vaccine with TCU using this form.
  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered, as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Those who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

A Care Coordinator will work with you during your quarantine, providing a wide range of support services.

  • Communications with your professors on your absence
  • Logistical support for remote coursework
  • Mental and physical health resources
  • Contact with Housing & Residence Life or Fraternity & Sorority Life to facilitate isolation for on-campus residents

Continue to conduct daily health assessments and maintain good hygiene and prevention standards including washing your hands and—if you are unvaccinated—wearing a face cover and practicing physical distancing.