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Idaho State's COVID-19 Response


Information and Updates

Personal Responsibility

In August 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance to focus on individuals assessing their own level of risk. At Idaho State, there are no quarantine requirements for exposure, and masks are optional at all campus locations and outreach centers.

 Idaho State's Updated Guidance for Fall 2022


To protect the health and safety of our campus community, we will continue to follow the latest CDC guidance.

CDC Update
August 11, 2022

  • All individuals should assess their own level of risk and take any necessary steps to protect themselves.
  • Colleges and universities have been removed from the list of places considered as high risk for congregate spread, meaning that students, faculty, and staff exposed to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine.
  • Individuals who may be exposed but have no symptoms should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days after exposure, and test on day six.
  • The CDC recommends screening for high-risk activities, before or after large activities, and after returning from holidays or spring break.
  • Symptomatic or infected individuals should isolate for five days. Infected individuals may end isolation after may end isolation after five full days. if their symptoms have improved and they do not have a fever for 24 hours. Infected individuals should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days after the start of symptoms, or if asymptomatic, 10 days after their positive COVID test.
  • The updated guidance, which Idaho State University will closely follow, reflects a focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and mitigating that risk.
  • If you experience shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing you will need to isolate through day 10.
  • If you experienced severe illness (you were hospitalized for COVID-19) or have a weakened immune system you will need to isolate for at least 10 days. Talk to your doctor before ending isolation. 
  • If you are not sure if you have a weakened immune system or experienced a moderate to severe COVID-19 infection talk with your healthcare provider. They will be able to advise you on how to proceed. 

Updated guidance from the CDC for mitigating the risk of COVID-19

 Guidance to help you make informed decisions to prevent severe COVID-19
  1. Know your risk
  2. Protect yourself
  3. Take action if exposed
  4. Take action if you are sick or test positive 


COVID-19 Cases Dashboard
Number of confirmed cases in the campus community
Metrics are updated on Wednesdays

COVID-19 Vaccinations
The COVID-19 vaccine is available free of charge at Bengal Pharmacy

Operational Levels
The University's operational response
Based on the CDC's Community Levels

COVID-19 Screening Program
On-campus COVID-19 screening process for the Bengal community

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form
Symptoms, exposure, and test result self-reporting form