Instructions for Self Isolation for those being screened for Covid 19


  • Self- isolate and do not return to work or school until you receive your results. You will receive a secure message or phone call with your results usually on the same day, however, it may take 3-5 days.
  • If your results are positive OR you develop symptoms for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for 10 days after symptom onset and you must be  symptom free for at least 24 hours. If you are positive and never develop symptoms, self-isolation can end 10 days after your positive test result.
  • If your results are negative you most likely do not have COVID-19 at this time. If you have symptoms, you should continue to self-isolate until 24 hours symptom free or receive further instructions from your medical provider.
  • Do not allow anyone other than those living with you into your home until the isolation period is complete
  • In the event that you must leave your home for any reason, utilize a face mask at all times.
  • Monitor your symptoms.  If you develop symptoms contact the Health Center by calling 254-710-4939.   If you experience shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or any other emergent symptoms call 911 or go to the nearest ER.   

    For persons previously diagnosed with symptoms of Covid -19
  • If you no longer have symptoms after your recovery, retesting is not recommended within 3 months after the date of onset for the initial Covid-19 infection. In addition quarantine is not recommended in the event of close contact with an infected person.

    Guidelines are subject to change                                                                    Rev: 02/25/2021

Health Services

McLane Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
209 Speight Ave
One Bear Place #97066
Waco, Tx 76798
Phone: (254) 710-1010
Fax: (254) 710-2499