On February 19, 2021, the Minnesota Dept. of Health ("MDH") provided the document titled "MDH Sports Quarantine Clarification". Additionally, MDH has since updated a shortened quarantine possibility. All are defined below as MU has adopted the following guidelines from MDH:
- NEW as of April 1, 2021: Someone with direct exposure to a positive COVID case can shorten quarantine by:
- taking a COVID test 5-7 days after exposure
- If the test result is negative, the quarantine may be shortened to return after the 7th day.
- Day of exposure is day zero.
- Watch for symptoms.
- You can not test out of quarantine any differently than described above.
- For those who test positive to COVID-19 and have NO symptoms: return no earlier than 10 days after the positive test date.
- For those who test positive to COVID-19 and have symptoms: return no earlier than 10 days after the positive test date AND no fever in the last 24 hours, not taking fever reducing medication, reduction of symptoms and are feeling better.
- For those who do not get tested for COVID-19 5-7 days after exposure, quarantine is 14 days. Date of exposure is day zero (0).
- MU will confirm your date of return by email.
MU will err on the side of caution and submit any scenario in question to MDH for guidance.