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Relevant Colorado COVID-19 / MPV FAQ

I think I have been exposed to COVID-19, but I am not showing symptoms...what should I do? 

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, but you don’t have symptoms, you must report the exposure and follow the instructions listed above. If you are fully vaccinated and boosted, you do not need to quarantine or isolate if you are not experiencing any symptoms. If you are not boosted or vaccinated or have an exemption, you should isolate for 5 days after exposure and get tested on the 5th day using an approved PCR test.

The CDC has detailed guidance on what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Vaccine info privacy: Who can ask me about my vaccine status?

Faculty, staff, and students should not ask others about their vaccine status. Vaccine information is private medical information. If an individual reports a Positive or Presumptive Exposure or Case of COVID-19, they will be asked about their vaccine status by ACC's Public Health Response Team in order to determine the next steps necessary for the health of the individual and ACC community.

How do I report a concern about someone not following ACC’s COVID-19 Guidance?

Anyone who is non-compliant may face consequences through the Student Code of Conduct or Human Resources processes. You can report a concern by submitting a Refer a Concern form.

Do I need a doctor’s note or negative test clearing me to return to work after I was sick?

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment does not have, and cannot provide, you with a letter clearing you to return to campus. If you had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, you must stay home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms, you may come out of isolation and must wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until the fever resolves without medication. Public health is not requiring people to have a negative test to return to campus. Contact the Dean of Students or HR with any questions or concerns.

What is mpox and what is my risk?

Mpox is a virus. It is in the orthopox family of viruses, which also includes smallpox. Mpox is rare, but it can be serious for people who get sick. The risk to the general public is low.

How long does MPV last?

Most people recover from mpox within 2 - 4 weeks.

What should I do if I think I have been exposed or have MPV?

Anyone with symptoms of mpox should contact a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Avoid close contact with others. Wear a mask, cover any skin lesions or sores, and notify the provider before you arrive to seek care. Your provider may prescribe you antiviral treatment to help you recover.

Some providers offer testing for people who have symptoms of mpox. Visit CDPHE’s mpox webpage for more information about getting tested for mpox.