Your Role in Reporting Student Illness

Thursday, January 27, 2022

With our Spring 2022 term underway, it is important to know what to do if a student reports feeling sick. If you think a student in your in-person class is sick, or if a student reports feeling ill, has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or has come in contact with someone who is ill, please follow the protocols listed below:

Reporting Illness for Students in Classes On Campus

An illness must be reported to Valencia College’s COVID-19 case management team if:

  1. A student reports feeling ill and has been or is scheduled to be on campus for classes;
  2. A student tests positive for COVID-19;
  3. A student comes into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus; or
  4. A student is providing care for someone with COVID-19.

If you become aware of one of the situations above, immediately ask the student to email Valencia College’s COVID-19 Case Management Team at

Your Role in Reporting the Student Illness

Next — even if the student reports — please contact Valencia College’s COVID-19 Case Management Team with the student’s name at

What Happens Next?

After reporting the illness, the COVID-19 case manager, with the support of Organizational Development and Human Resources, will direct the person who is ill on quarantine or isolation procedures as needed, as well as connect them with additional resources and support services.

Following the initial contact with the COVID-19 case manager and the student, contact-tracing protocols will initiate based on when the person was on campus, what activities the person participated in, who was in close contact with the individual and what rooms or spaces the person visited.

Click the button below to access a resource document on reporting student illness.

Returning to Campus

The COVID-19 Case Management Team will send a detailed email to the student with specific instructions on next steps and when the student can return to campus.

Working together, we can have a safe and successful on-campus experience for our students and employees.

For questions on illness reporting and contact-tracing, click here. For additional questions on COVID-19 and COVID-19 procedures, please email

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