What should you do if your COVID-19 test is positive?

First of all, don't panic. Here are some steps for you to follow to keep yourself and others safe. 

Isolate as soon as you receive your positive test result even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations or never have symptoms. Stay home and away from others. Wear a mask at all times when you are around others and stay at least 6 feet from others as much as you possibly can.

Inform Student Health Services. Please report your positive test results using the following form. 

Please note: If you are a Larner College of Medicine student please make sure you are signed into your uvm.edu account to complete the form. 

Positive test result reporting form

  • Since you cannot attend in-person classes during isolation, Student Health will notify your dean’s office and your professors will be informed of your need for academic flexibility for attending in-person classes.

Watch for symptoms. If you have any emergency warning signs, call 911 or seek emergency care immediately.

Notify your close contacts as soon as possible.

Contact Student Health Services as soon as possible if:

  • Your symptoms get worse.
  • You are more likely to get more severe symptoms due to an underlying medical condition. Possible treatment may be available for you.
  • You have questions about your isolation.