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January 6, 2022

To: MSU Supervisors
Subject: Updated MSU Quarantine and Isolation Policies

MSU Supervisors,

MSU Human Resources has received questions from supervisors on appropriate procedures for COVID-19 quarantine and isolation for MSU employees in light of new federal, state and local guidance.

MSU’s protocols have been updated as follows:

If you or an employee have tested positive for COVID-19 (isolation protocol)

  • Regardless of vaccination status, stay at your place of residence and self-isolate for at least five calendar days from the onset of symptoms or the date of your test.
  • Return to the workplace after five calendar days from the onset of your symptoms or test date only if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, and you do not have a fever.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional five days.
  • If your symptoms are not resolving or you continue to experience a fever, stay at your place of residence until symptoms improve and you no longer have a fever.

If you or an employee are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 (quarantine protocol)
If you or an employee have not been vaccinated, or have not yet received a COVID-19 booster and are booster eligible, you must:

  • Stay at your place of residence and quarantine for five calendar days. Return to the workplace after five days if you remain symptom free.
  • If you develop symptoms during the five days, get a test and remain at your place of residence until you receive your results. Return to the workplace five days after the onset of symptoms only if your symptoms are resolving.

If you or an employee have received a COVID-19 booster or are not booster eligible but are vaccinated, you should:

  • Come to the workplace and monitor for symptoms for at least five days.
  • If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay at your place of residence until you receive your results.

As always, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should stay at your place of residence, get a test and quarantine until your results come back, then take appropriate actions.

Employees should continue working with their supervisors for accommodations if they need to quarantine or isolate due to an exposure or confirmed case. We continue to encourage supervisors to extend grace and empathy to their teams and colleagues as we continue the important work of MSU while helping protect the health and safety of all Spartans.

In the coming days, the university will be sharing this information above with all students, faculty and staff to ensure all are aware of our updated policies. We hope this information is helpful and informative as we begin our spring semester.