Winthrop University: Center for Student Wellness - COVID-19



Students who test POSITIVE MUST:

    1. Complete the C19 Q/I Release Form in the Medicat Patient Portal, under Forms.

      • Completion of this form will initiate a phone call to the student from a nurse to discuss the isolation period, return-to-campus date, and contact with the Dean of Students Office for official absence notification.

            2. Upload positive test results to the Medicat Patient Portal, under the Upload


If a student contacts a FACULTY/STAFF member about testing positive:

    1. The F/S member needs to report the information to and include the student’s name, CWID, and current phone number if available. Health Services will contact the student directly. Health Services will not communicate about student results with faculty or staff.

*Health Services will only share dates of absence regardless of the health-related issue. No health details will be shared. The Dean of Students Office will issue an absence notification (dates only, not condition) directly to the student. Students will need to forward the absence notification to all relevant faculty.


Isolation Criteria (for high-risk congregate settings)

Isolation criteria (regardless of vaccine status)

Students that test positive are required to leave campus and isolate for at least five (5) full days. Students must wear a high-quality mask from day six (6) through day ten (10). You will no longer be considered infectious when ALL of these conditions have been met:

  1. It has been five (5) days since the illness began OR from date of testing for asymptomatic people testing positive.

  2. It has been at least 24 hours since the last fever without taking medication that lowers fever.

  3. All Covid-19 related symptoms have improved.


What to do if you were EXPOSED to Covid-19

    • Wear a high-quality mask as soon as you find out you were exposed for ten (10) full days.

    • Get tested five (5) days after exposure.

      • If you test positive, follow the instructions above for "Students who test Positive."

      • If you test negative on day five (5), continue to wear a mask day six (6) through ten (10).


Helpful links to more information about coronavirus (2019-nCoV): 

Need help uploading your test result or vaccine card?
Looking for a testing location
Isolation Calculator
American College Health Association Information for Campuses
CDC Information for Travel
Physical and Mental Health Resources for Dealing with COVID-19
World Health Organization Advice for the Public
World Health Organization Daily Situation Reports



Last Updated: 1/9/23