Quarantine and Isolation
If a campus community member is identified as a close contact, they will be required to mask for ten days and monitor and report any symptoms. If any symptoms begin to develop, they will need get tested and quarantine until results become available and indicate a negative test. Students can either quarantine at home or on campus/in Alliance. Faculty and staff members needing to quarantine should do so at home while avoiding close contact with other individuals until released.
When a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, they can either go home to recover or, depending upon their current housing situation on campus, they may be isolated in a room at a nearby hotel. Once there, students will be required to stay in their rooms and should only leave their rooms for healthcare appointments. Food delivery will be available. Faculty and staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 should isolate at home while avoiding close contact with other individuals.
When diagnosed with COVID-19, the University’s health services coordinator (or health department of jurisdiction) will follow up with those who have tested positive. Initially, they will also conduct a thorough contact tracing interview to ascertain who else might be considered a close contact. Any impacted community member will be notified.
It is critical that symptomatic individuals not physically attend class or work or participate in other campus community activities. Students in quarantine/isolation should work with the Office of Student Accessibility Services regarding accommodations required for the continuation of their coursework. Faculty and staff members in quarantine/isolation should work with their supervisors or the Office of Human Resources to determine if remote work is an option. In order to return to work, classes, and/or campus activities, individuals who have been in isolation/quarantine must be released by the University's health services coordinator.