Life on Campus Isolation and Quarantine Policy 2020-2021

Isolation and Quarantine Policy

Residential Policy

If a student suspects they have COVID-19 they should immediately report it via the COVID-19 reporting form, call the on-campus duty phone (503-476-5179), return to their place of residence and self-quarantine. They should also call the Health and Counseling Center or their primary health provider to discuss symptoms and get tested.  

If a student gets notice of a positive COVID-19 viral (PCR) test and wishes to stay on campus, they should report it via the COVID-19 reporting form, call the on-campus duty phone (503-476-5179) and wait for further instruction. They will be moved into mandatory isolation in a private location on campus for 10 days post symptom onset. They must clear the 24-hour mark since having the fever, without use of fever-reducing medicine, and must show that other symptoms are improving before their isolation period can end.

Students should seek emergency medical care immediately if they 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

In order to leave isolation or return to campus from their primary residence, a student must be cleared by the Health and Counseling Center and 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 for 14 days from last contact. Other close contacts may be required to self-quarantine if contacted by a public health worker. If any of those close contacts begin to show symptoms they will be moved into an isolation location as well. 

Isolation Meals: When a student is in isolation, meals and food supplies will be dropped off to the student via a student life professional. The number of meals provided will depend on the student’s meal plan. All isolation locations will have a kitchen provided. 

In the event a student is self-quarantining in their own room they should work with their friends to pick up meals on their behalf. The Bon Appetit app will be a great resource for ordering individually specified meals and having them picked up.

Off-Campus Policy

If a student suspects they have COVID-19 they should immediately report it via the COVID-19 reporting form and return to their place of residence and self-quarantine. They should call the Health and Counseling Center or their primary healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and get tested.  

If a student gets a positive COVID-19 viral (PCR) test, they should seek emergency medical care immediately if they 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

Any student who has a positive or suspected positive COVID-19 test must notify the university through filling out the COVID-19 reporting form. They will be assigned a case manager who will check in often to provide resources. 

If a student has had a positive test result, they must contact the Health and Counseling Center and have an exit screening in order to be cleared to return to campus activities.

False Positive Test Results

In the event a student had a positive COVID-19 test result but believes they do not have COVID-19 and they are experiencing no symptoms, they may be released from quarantine after receiving two negative RT-PCR test results collected at least 24 hours apart.