COVID-19 Definitions

Isolation

An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

People in isolation remain there for at least 10 days after their positive test, but they must also no longer be exhibiting symptoms before they can be released.

Quarantine

An individual who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, but has not received a positive test result.

Any contact who goes into quarantine must complete the 14 days, even if they receive a negative test.

The number of cases in quarantine may go up or down as people enter and exit quarantine and some of these individuals may complete their 14-day quarantine and never receive a positive COVID-19 test.

Resolved cases

People who have had a positive test and have been in isolation, but have met the qualifications for leaving isolation. For that definition, please see the CDC website.

There are 8 resolved cases at Sweet Briar.

Close Contact

Being fewer than 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes from someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Campus Community

Faculty, staff and students at Sweet Briar College. This includes faculty, staff and students who live off campus.

Vendors who come to campus are not included, though if you are in close contact with a vendor who tests positive, you would be contacted by VDH or Sweet Briar through contact tracing.

Self-Quarantine

Someone who is experiencing symptoms, but who may or may not have been tested or ever be tested.

This would include people who indicate on the LiveSafe Health Screener that they have symptoms, for example. It is a highly variable number and is also unofficial, which is why it isn’t reported in the dashboard.