COVID-19: Quarantine, isolation and return to work after infection or exposure

Sapienza guidelines on quarantine, isolation and return to work after infection or exposure

Page being updated - Please visit the Italian version of this page for more details

 

COVID-19 infection - isolation 

Several isolation and re-entry measures are applied for COVID-19 positive cases, depending on whether or not the workers are fully vaccinated or boosted. Please visit the Italian version of this page for extensive guidelines on isolation, quarantine, and high and low-risk contacts for Sapienza staff e students working in Sapienza laboratories. 


POSITIVE CASES WITH BOOSTER DOSE or 2 DOSES WITHIN THE LAST 120 DAYS

ASYMPTOMATIC

For asymptomatic positive cases (those who have always been asymptomatic), those with booster dose or 2 doses within the last 120 days (4 months), the following measures apply:

  • 7-day self-isolation from diagnosis. Isolation ends with a negative result (antigenic or molecular test) performed on day 7.
  • Testing: end-of-isolation antigenic or molecular test performed no earlier than day 7.
  • Return to Sapienza: the result of a negative third-generation antigenic test (COI) or molecular test or the “certificate di fine isolamento” produced by the GP shall be sent to the Centro di Medicina Occupazionale (CMO).

SYMPTOMATIC

For symptomatic positive cases, with booster dose or 2 doses/single dose within the last 120 days (4 months), the following measures apply:

  • 10-day self-isolation from diagnosis. Isolation ends with a negative result (antigenic or molecular test) performed on day 10 only if asymptomatic for at least 3 days (excluding alterations in smell or taste).
  • Testing: end-of-isolation antigenic or molecular test performed no earlier than day 10.
  • Return to Sapienza: the result of a negative third-generation antigenic test (COI) or molecular test or the “certificate di fine isolamento” produced by the GP shall be sent to the Centro di Medicina Occupazionale (CMO).

POSITIVE - OTHER CASES

For non-boosted cases with 2 doses/single dose for more than 120 days (4 months) or those who have not completed their vaccination for at least 14 days or are not vaccinated, the following measures apply:

  • 10-day self-isolation from diagnosis. Isolation ends with a negative result (antigenic or molecular test) performed on day 10 only if asymptomatic for at least 3 days (excluding alterations in smell or taste).
  • Testing: end-of-isolation antigenic or molecular test performed no earlier than day 10.
  • Return to Sapienza: the result of a negative third-generation antigenic test (COI) or molecular test or the “certificate di fine isolamento” produced by the GP shall be sent to the Centro di Medicina Occupazionale (CMO).

LONG-TERM POSITIVE regardless of vaccination status

For long-term positive cases, the following measures apply:

  • 21-day self-isolation from diagnosis if symptom-free for at least seven days (excluding alterations in smell or taste).
  • Testing: Antigenic or molecular test.
  • Return to Sapienza: the result of a negative third-generation antigenic test (COI) or molecular test or the result of the antigenic test and “certificate di fine isolamento” produced by the GP shall be sent to the Centro di Medicina Occupazionale (CMO).

 

High-risk contact - quarantine 

Different isolation measures and re-entry arrangements apply for those in close contact with COVID-19 positive workers, depending on whether or not the workers are fully vaccinated or boosted. Please visit the Italian version of this page for more details. 

 


P011.2_C REV. 07 DEL 03.01.2023

Sapienza contact person for COVID-19

Leandro Casini

(T) 06 4969 41 76 (ext. 34176)

(T) 06 4969 41 83 (ext. 34183)

(M) 334 113 00 58 (for emergencies only)

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CENTRE
Coordinator: Doctor Sabina Sernia
(T) 06.4991.4595
sabina.sernia@uniroma1.it

Centre
cmo@uniroma1.it

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