If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Students and employees that test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to follow the latest CDC guidelines.
  • Submit a self-report to notify the COVID Response Team.
  • Students, please work directly with your professors for any potential absences.



USF continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation. More detailed information can be found with the Guidelines listed below and at COVID-19.

Upload Proof of Vaccination (for USF Nursing Students)

In order to access this form, you are required to sign-in to your USF Office account.  When you click on the link, you should be automatically requested to log-in (unless you are already logged in).  

Username: MyUSF@usiouxfalls.edu (please note the username is not your whole email address)
     For example: jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu

Password: same as MyUSF and email
If you receive an error message, please go to www.office.com, sign in to your USF account, and then click on the link provided.


If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19

  • USF has a limited quantity of at home COVID-19 tests available by request if you are symptomatic or a close contact. Students may contact Amy Johnson at 605.321.8525 or Residence Life. Employees may contact Amy Johnson or Human Resources.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation) 

  • COVID-19 Test Result Form
  • Isolate for a minimum of 5 days, starting the day after you began having symptoms. You are not to go to the store, run errands, come to campus, attend class face-to-face, or have friends over to your room/apartment/house. Day 0 is the day symptoms began or, if you are asymptomatic, the day you tested positive. If symptoms have resolved, you may return to normal activities as early as day 6 with approval from the USF COVID Lead Amy Johnson. You will be expected to wear a well-fitting face covering around others through day 10. Proof of a negative antigen test may be required in certain situations (e.g. returning to a shared dorm room, traveling with an athletic team*). *NCAA student-athletes may be subject to additional rules

If you are unwilling or unable to mask around others according to the above guidelines, you will need to remain in isolation for the full 10 days. 

  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.
  • If you are released from isolation before the end of the 10 isolation period (Days 6-10), wear a mask around others until Day 11. During this time, you can return to classes.
  • It is your responsibility to communicate directly with your professors to arrange for any potential absences.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 

  • The CDC recommends that you mask up for 10 days with Day 0 being the last time you had contact with the positive person.
  • Monitor your symptoms closely.
  • Test 5 days after exposure.
  • If symptoms develop, stay home and test sooner.

Vaccine or Booster

  • If you would like to find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you, go to vaccines.gov.


Following the new CDC guidelines, there is no expectation for quarantine with an exposure to a COVID-positive person as long as the exposed individual remains asymptomatic; therefore claiming they have been exposed and needing to quarantine is no longer a valid excuse to miss class.

USF’s COVID website https://www.usiouxfalls.edu/covid will serve as the university’s most current and comprehensive repository of COVID-related information throughout the semester.