COVID-19 Information for Employees

The following guidance outlines the actions that employees must take if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, suspect they might have COVID-19, or are deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual. These actions, based on current CDC guidance, are intended to protect the health and safety of the Winthrop campus and should not be considered medical guidance.

      • Stay home and contact your supervisor. Supervisors must maintain the confidentiality of the impacted employee.
      • Contact your primary care physician.
      • Separate yourself from other individuals, including those in your home.
      • Monitor your symptoms.
      • Take a COVID-19 test.
      • Wear a high-quality mask around others.
      • Isolate for five full days after onset of symptoms or positive test results.
      • After isolation, wear a high quality mask for 5 additional days when around others.
      • Refer to CDC guidance for more detailed instructions.
      • If you are at high risk for severe illness, contact your healthcare provider.
      • Employees, notify your supervisor and enter appropriate sick leave.
      • Wear a mask when around others for 10 days.
      • Get tested immediately if symptomatic or if it has been 5 full days after your last exposure and you do not have symptoms.
      • Monitor symptoms for 10 full days; test again if symptoms develop.
      • If you test positive isolate immediately.

    For the most up to date information on COVID –19 Vaccine and Vaccine Locations, please refer to SC  DHEC.

The Office of Human Resources can be reached via e-mail at for questions regarding this topic.