COVID-19 Employee Guidelines

Employees who have symptoms consistent with COVID should refrain from reporting to campus, and contact Human Resources via phone at ext. 3536, or email Londa Dunlap at to report symptoms. With a negative COVID-19 test result from a lab (non-rapid PCR), they may return to campus. 

Isolation and quarantine protocols

  • After testing positive for COVID-19, employees should: 
    • Isolate for five days, starting immediately after test results are known. The day of test participation is Day 0. Day 1 is the first full day following. 
    • If symptoms are improved after 5 days, consult with your health care provider. You may be able to end isolation if you adhere to vigilant, proper use of a mask for an additional 5 days. 
  • Employees identified as close contacts of a COVID-positive individual should report close contact status to Human Resources via phone at ext. 3536, or email Londa Dunlap at
    • Unvaccinated employees who are identified as close contacts, regardless of symptoms, are expected to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days. Obtain a negative non-rapid PCR test no sooner than Day 5 of quarantine to be released before Day 10. 
    • Fully vaccinated* and asymptomatic employees are exempt from quarantine as close contacts. Testing 5 days after known exposure is recommended.
      *Fully vaccinated is defined as two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • Employees who are asymptomatic and COVID-19 positive in the last 90 days are also exempt from quarantine.
    • Employees who become symptomatic, regardless of vaccine status, will be expected to test 5 days after known exposure.
  • Employees are expected to abide by the Titan Pledge to keep the campus community safe.

  • Governor Pritzker did not reissue mandated vaccination/testing for higher education employees on July 12, 2022. In light of this change as well as the high percentage of vaccinated employees on our campus (93%), Illinois Wesleyan University will not be requiring either vaccination or surveillance testing for employees effective as of July, 2022. We will continue to collect vaccination information from new employees, and the university reserves the right to reassess and modify employment requirements as needed.

  • Employees are expected to work in person (on campus) unless otherwise authorized by Human Resources. Please consult the alternative work arrangement guidance (telecommuting policy) before submitting a request. Employees are asked to use this form to request an alternative work arrangement.