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Isolation and Quarantine

Positive tests, close exposure

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please review the current CDC guidelines for next steps.
  • If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please review these CDC guidelines.

I’m a student. What are my options for isolation or quarantine?

  • Students living in residence halls are encouraged to isolate/quarantine at home, if possible. In most situations students living in on-campus housing will isolate/quarantine in place. If you are not able to isolate/quarantine in place and are high risk, limited space is available for specific public health contagious illnesses. These decisions will be directed by Thielen Student Health Center.
  • Students who live off campus or in campus apartments are responsible for their own isolation/quarantine living arrangements.

Department of Residence and Dining Questions and Resources

Please visit their webpage.

Academic Questions and Resources

Students who cannot attend class due to isolation or quarantine need to contact their instructors to coordinate making up any missed material. If a student is unable to communicate with instructors due to symptoms caused by COVID-19, students can contact the Office of Student Assistance,