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Guidance for COVID-19 Positive, Presumed Positive or Close Contacts

The University of Windsor's isolation requirements align with direction from the Province of Ontario and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).

COVID-19 presents itself through a variety of symptoms typically associated with a cold or flu. Please review the following information.

Employee illness and/or absence must be reported to supervisors regardless of whether you attend campus or not.


1. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR or rapid antigen test) or, are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions?

Review the Province of Ontario two-tier symptom flowchart for guidance.

If YES, do not attend campus. Email to receive further instructions.

If NO, proceed to question #2.

2. Have have you been identified as a “close contact” of a COVID-19 positive or presumed positive individual?

Close contact is defined as:

  • Having been less than two metres apart for at least a cumulative duration of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period with a COVID-19 positive or presumed positive individual, within 48-hours (2 days) before their symptoms began, or, if no symptoms, the date of their positive test; or:
  • Living in the same home.

Please note: this definition does not apply to individuals who wear prescribed Personal Protective Equipment.

If NO, complete the self-assessment questionnaire and if you receive a green “approved” badge you may proceed to campus.

If YES, review the Province of Ontario Close Contact Identification guidelines.

If you are not required to isolate, complete the self-assessment questionnaire and if you receive a green “approved” badge you may proceed to campus.