Isolation & Quarantine

In the event that any students contract COVID-19 during the semester, we have secured on-campus modular units with sufficient residential capacity for isolation and quarantine. The University will be there to ensure any affected students receive the proper care and support.

Our quarantine housing and isolation housing are separated. We will maintain this practice throughout the year as we will separate those with identified positive tests or are symptomatic from those that are asymptomatic. Our Student Health Center will be checking in with each student one to two times daily depending on their level of need.

Isolation & Quarantine Housing

The University has secured modular units for isolation and quarantine of residential students outside of occupied residence facilities. These modular units provide space for 150 beds and will be placed on campus parking lots within the campus’s residential footprint. In addition, eight quarantine beds will be available in the University’s Law Dorm, which will not be used for law students this academic year.

The isolation and quarantine space will be equipped with televisions and with high speed internet that will permit students to continue to participate in classes if they are medically able.

Residential students will be given priority assignment to these isolation and quarantine beds. If additional isolation or quarantine space is needed, students living in single rooms with private bathrooms would be permitted to isolate in their rooms and roommates, suitemates, or apartment mates would be treated as household contacts and permitted to quarantine in their assigned campus residence.

Undergraduate students residing off-campus who test positive for COVID-19 may be assigned to an on-campus isolation bed if space is available. Otherwise, they will be instructed to self-isolate in their off-campus residence or to return home, if medically stable and traveling by private car. Other students who test positive will be instructed to self-isolate at home. Non-residential students who are identified as close contacts through contact tracing will be instructed to self-quarantine at home. The University will provide these students with information on the requirements for isolation and quarantine.

The University will be leasing hotel space to house students who were not able to study abroad in the fall and desire University housing. As part of this arrangement, the University will lease additional rooms to use as isolation and quarantine space for the students living in the hotel.

Support for Students in Isolation & Quarantine

The Student Health Center will provide medical support and monitoring for students in isolation and quarantine. Students will be provided symptom monitoring/self-care information in hard copy and via email.

Students will be directed to schedule daily “check ins” with the Student Health Center, which will follow up with any student who does not schedule a daily check in. During business hours, the Student Health Center providers will be available to schedule telehealth or in-person visits with students who need to be evaluated. After hours, students will be able to call the Student Health Center’s nurse triage line to seek help and direction.

The University’s counseling service, CAPS, will be available to provide counseling services to students in isolation and quarantine remotely.

The deans of students will work with students in isolation and quarantine to contact their faculty members, to facilitate remote participation in classes, and to provide other needed academic support.

The University’s Dining Services will contact students in isolation and quarantine to complete a meal request form, on which they can note any dietary needs or requests. Dining Services will deliver meals once a day to the student’s assigned room. Meals will be left outside for pick-up. All isolation and quarantine spaces will be equipped with micro-refrigerators and other necessities for in-room dining, reheating, and storing food. Meals will be delivered in disposable containers with disposable utensils.