December 28, 2021
Dear Tulane Community:
This week, the CDC updated its guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19. In light of this, we want to underscore that all students, faculty and staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine when they become eligible for one, which is generally six months after completing their COVID vaccine series. Evidence continues to mount that receiving a booster is one of the primary means of countering the spread of COVID-19 and especially the omicron variant. We are also writing to highlight new CDC guidance which, among other things, reduces the required isolation time following a positive test or exposure to COVID-19. The shortened period for isolation is based on the CDC’s recent finding that most transmissions occur 1 to 2 days before the onset of symptoms and 2 to 3 days after.
To schedule an appointment to receive your booster at one of Tulane’s Vaccine Clinics, use this link. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any students, faculty and staff who have already received a COVID-19 booster at a location other than one of the Tulane Vaccine Clinics, or who receive such a booster during winter break, must upload their records to Campus Health here.
Updated quarantine and isolation guidance is provided below. All students, faculty and staff must follow CDC guidance, as well as directions from their deans or supervisors.
Everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, who tests positive for COVID-19 should:
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have completed your vaccine series and received a booster, if eligible:
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are unvaccinated or have not received a booster when eligible:
We know this is a difficult and complicated period for everyone as the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold. We will provide updates in early January regarding the start of return testing following the holidays.