What is the latest COVID-19-related information for residential students?

In Student Life, we want you to feel prepared to handle what comes your way. With the frequent testing we’re doing on campus, and the possibility of confusion surrounding what you should and should not do, we wanted to clear some things up for you!

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

  • Don’t panic! We will be in touch very soon. If you’re receiving results at night, we may not contact you until the morning.

  • If you tested off campus, please fill out the self-report form so that we can help you through this!

  • Pack what you will need for 10 days in isolation. Don’t forget things like academic coursework, chargers and medications you’ll need!

  • Do not leave your room unless it’s to use the bathroom and remember to wear a face covering at all times.

  • If you have to use the bathroom, bring some disinfecting wipes with you and wipe down the surfaces you touch like handles, light switches, etc.

  • Call home and let your family know what’s going on. We will ask most students to return home for their isolation period. We have very little space available for on campus isolation.

  • Be prepared to answer a call from some numbers you don’t recognize. It’s probably us! We are calling to figure out how best to support you.

  • Do not go to any scheduled in-person classes or testing on campus. Contact your professors directly and let them know that you are not permitted to be in classes until the release date set by contact tracers.

  • Do not allow anyone other than your roommate to enter your room.

  • If you get anxious – call us. We can be reached through police dispatch (581-4040). Ask to be connected to the Residence Life Director on Call or the Dean on Call. You don’t have to be alone with this.

IF YOUR ROOMMATE/SUITEMATE/FRIEND TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

and you are NOT fully vaccinated:

  • Don’t panic! We will be in touch very soon. If they’ve received results at night, we may not contact you or them until the morning.
  • Pack what you will need for 10 days in quarantine. Don’t forget things like academic coursework, chargers and medications you’ll need! If you ARE fully vaccinated, you will NOT need to quarantine.
  • Do not leave your room unless it’s to use the bathroom.
  • If you have to use the bathroom, bring some disinfecting wipes with you and wipe down the surfaces you touch like handles, light switches, etc.
  • Call home and let your family know what’s going on. We will ask most students to return home for their quarantine period. We have very little space available for on campus quarantine.
  • Be prepared to answer a call from some numbers you don’t recognize. It’s probably us! We are calling to figure out how best to support you.
  • Do not go to any scheduled in-person classes or testing on campus. Contact your professors directly and let them know that you are not permitted to be in classes until the release date set by contact tracers.
  • Do not allow anyone other than your roommate to enter your room.
  • If you get anxious – call us – regardless of the time. We can be reached through police dispatch (581-4040). Ask to be connected to the Residence Life Director on Call or the Dean on Call. You don’t have to be alone with this.

and you ARE fully vaccinated:

  • Don’t panic! We will be in touch very soon. If they’ve received results at night, we may not contact them or you until morning.
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO QUARANTINE IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED AND A CLOSE CONTACT OF A KNOWN POSITIVE.
  • Contact Cutler Health Center at 581-4000 if you are symptomatic and would like a COVID test. 
  • Visit the Estabrooke test site if you are NOT symptomatic and would like a COVID test.

In all cases, you should plan to answer a few phone calls from our staff. Our contact tracers will call to find out who you’ve been around in the last two weeks so that we can reach out to them and offer our support and guidance. Our case managers will call to check in with you and give you instructions on how and where to move for the duration of your isolation or quarantine, and can answer questions about how to get food, and access to support.