Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Students, Faculty and Staff with a Positive Test Result

Students who test off campus and receive a positive result should immediately report those results to Health Services. Employees are required to fill out this self-report form if you test positive or if you are required to quarantine due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19.

If you test positive, it’s still important to remain vigilant. According to the CDC, we don’t yet know if people with antibodies are immune and if they are, how long any protection might last. While it’s rare, cases of reinfection of COVID-19 have been reported.


  • Bradley Health Services will initiate contact tracing for positive student cases. It’s essential you let Health Services know if you test positive at an off-campus testing facility.  
    • Just as Bradley does for any illness, Student Support Services will include ill students in a list of those who won't attend class in-person. However, students should feel free to let their instructors know directly if they'd like. Faculty must keep students' COVID-19 status confidential. 
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to return to their permanent residence for isolation. If that's not possible, they may be asked to relocate to the school's COVID isolation location.


  • If employees test positive through the campus surveillance testing, they will be referred to their local city/county health department to initiate community contact tracing. However, they should still report their positive status by using this self-report form. Supervisors should inform HR immediately if an employee reports a positive test or quarantine due to close contact.
  • Bradley Health Services will contact employees to discuss their situation and provide instruction about returning to work/campus. Following this guidance, employees must inform their supervisor how long they are expected to be absent from work.
  • Employees should not return to work or visit campus until cleared to do so by Bradley Health Services. Stay home to self-isolate and follow the CDC-recommended steps for care.


  • If you’re employed by or volunteer at an outside company or organization, or if you’re enrolled in a clinical, internship or other experiential learning opportunity with an outside company or organization, you’re responsible for contacting them regarding a positive test.