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If You Test Positive

You should review the Procedures for Positive Cases so that you are familiar with what happens if you test positive.

If your test results come back positive, a member of Northwestern’s COVID Response Team will reach out to walk you through next steps. This will include direction regarding your need to self-isolate as well as guidance regarding how Northwestern will coordinate required contact tracing and to help support your health and welfare throughout this period.

If you test positive using the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen test, that result will be treated as a “presumptive positive.” The COVID Response Team will contact you to schedule a follow-up confirmatory test to validate that result.

In the event that you receive notification of a positive result prior to hearing from the COVID Response Team, please immediately begin to self-isolate pending further guidance and call us at 847-491-8422. 

If at any point you require emergency medical attention, call 911 to access the most local emergency services.