Life on Campus Isolation and Quarantine Policy

Isolation and Quarantine Policy

Seek emergency medical care (call 911) immediately if your have any of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you have a positive or suspected positive COVID-19 test, you must notify the university through the COVID-19 Care Form. You will be assigned a case manager who will check in often to provide resources. 

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus in our community, we will follow CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine. If you contract COVID-19 or are determined to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you will need to follow this guidance.

If you have a positive COVID-19 test

  • Isolate for 10 days after your symptoms began. (Residential students may move home or will be cared for in separate housing.)
  • If you still have a fever after 10 days, you must remain in isolation until 24 hours after your fever has gone away (without fever-reducing medications)

If you have a close contact exposure to a person with COVID-19

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a positive COVID-19 case for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

If you are unvaccinated

  • You must quarantine, either in a separate university-provided facility or your home
  • You may leave quarantine if:
    • You have no symptoms and 10 days have passed after exposure
      OR
    • You have no symptoms and you get a negative COVID-19 test seven or more days after exposure 

Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms should be tested. Individuals with a positive test must isolate for 10 days. 

If you are vaccinated

  • You do not need to quarantine
  • Monitor for COVID symptoms. 
  • Get tested 3-5 days post exposure or earlier if symptoms appear. 

Residential Students

If a residential student has a positive COVID-19 test and wishes to stay on campus, they should use the COVID-19 Care Form and wait for further instruction. Students may be moved into mandatory isolation in a private location on campus. 

In order to leave isolation or return to campus from their primary residence, a student must undergo an exit screening. 

In the case of a positive result, any resident from that student’s household (residential hall roommate or apartment/housemate) will be required to self-quarantine if unvaccinated. 

Isolation Meals

In the event a residential student is in isolation or self-quarantining, they should use the Bon Appetit app to order meals that they or a friend may pick up.