Coming in Contact with Person with Confirmed COVID

On-Campus COVID-19 Exposure Testing

Student Health Services Medical Clinic provides a variety of health care services, including COVID-19 exposure testing options for students, faculty, and staff.

Exposure Testing Options


Covid-19 Testing

For questions related to the coronavirus pandemic or access to COVID-19 testing, students may contact:

  • Student Health Services
    (507) 389-5591
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Public Hotline
    (833) 431-2053
    Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Employees may contact their medical provider for access to COVID-19 Testing.

In the Mankato area, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Testing Site Location is:

If you are in a location other than Mankato, the best way to find a testing site is to utilize the MN Find Testing Locations website

Learn more at  COVID-19 Testing.


If you are vaccinated (student or employee)

Fully-vaccinated means you have completed ALL recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine when eligible, including a booster or additional doses. Refer to CDC: Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines.

If you have close contact* with someone with COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated there is no requirement to quarantine if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, however, you should get tested five days after exposure.

  • If test results are positive, follow recommendations on If You Are Sick or Test Positive.
  • You should also follow Recommendations for Wearing Masks, in which you should wear a mask in public, indoor settings for 10 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
  • Watch yourself for symptoms for 10 days. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away and follow the recommendations on  If You Are Sick.  Stay home / work from home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean surfaces you touch.

If You Test Positive to Covid-19


If you are not vaccinated: (student or employee)

Not fully vaccinated: Either you have not been vaccinated, it has not yet been 14 days (two weeks) since your last dose in your COVID-19 vaccine series, or you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. Refer to CDC: Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines.

If you have close contact* with someone with COVID-19, and you are not fully vaccinated stay home and away from others, contact a medical provider and get tested on day five, if possible.

  • If test results are positive, follow recommendations on Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts.
  • If test results are negative, finish your full five days of quarantine.
  • Stay at home for at least five full days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. Refer to the special categories below, which have more specific information about how long you must quarantine.
    • Count your last day of close contact with someone with COVID-19 as day zero.
    • Day one starts the day after your last close contact.
  • If possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home.
    • Use a separate bathroom if you can.
    • Avoid sharing personal household items (e.g., food, dishes, towels, or bedding).
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing (such as Uber or Lyft), or taxis.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days and follow Recommendations for Wearing Masks.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Clean surfaces you touch.
  • On days 6 through 10:
    • Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe disease and the settings where you may find these people.
    • Avoid travel. If you must travel, wear a well-fitting mask.
    • Avoid places where you need to remove your mask (e.g., gyms, restaurants).
    • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others.

If You Test Positive to Covid-19

*close contact is defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period.