COVID-19 updates as of 3/17/23

COVID-19 Tests

If students or employees receive an exposure notification, they can go to the Student Health Center for a COVID-19 test kit. Test kits will be distributed during Community Programming before Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks for students and employees to test before returning to school after the break.

If an individual suspects they have COVID-19 or have been told they are a close contact, please use the information provided on the CDPH website for decision making..



Masks are optional except for those returning from COVID-19 isolation and those who have been exposed to COVID-19 (see CDPH Mask Guidelines updated 3/13/23). Per CAL/OSHA and CDPH guidelines, individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure notification. Masks are available in the main office.


On Campus Guests Policy (visitors, volunteers and guest speakers)

  1. Guests must not come to campus if they have any COVID-19 or cold/flu symptoms.
  2. It is strongly recommended that guests be vaccinated, but ND is no longer requiring proof of vaccination.
  3. Guests must follow the current Notre Dame masking policy (including the masking policy for the particular space they are in).
  4. Guests should follow the guidelines on the CDPH website if recovering from COVID-19.

County COVID-19 Policy for Schools as of 3/14/23

  • Positive cases
    • Students and employees are to isolate themselves for 5 days.
    • After 5 days, the individual can return back to campus if they have a negative test, no symptoms and no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine.
  • Close Contacts/Exposures
    • Students and employees who have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual will be notified in writing within 24 hours.
    • Students and employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
    • Close Contacts/Exposures should only test if symptomatic.
    • If there are no symptoms, students and employees can continue coming to campus.
  • SPOT Reporting (reporting to the local health department)
    • SPOT reporting is only required if we have 5% of COVID-19 cases within a 14 day period and again if percentages pass 10%, 15%, 20%, etc.


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