Health Center

Quarantine & Isolation Information

COVID-19 Isolation 

  • Isolate for five days where day zero is the day symptoms start.  If asymptomatic (without symptoms) the date the first positive specimen was collected is day zero.
  • If asymptomatic at the end of day five or if symptoms are resolving and you have had no fever for 24 hours, isolation ends.
  • Day six through ten you should wear a well-fitting mask while around others.  If you can’t wear a well-fitting mask, then you should isolate for days six through ten.
  • During days six through ten do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask e.g., restaurants.
  • Day six through ten avoid travel. If you must travel wear a well-fitted mask. 


  • No longer recommended following contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.

Self-Care Isolation Instructions 

  • Do not leave your residence/room except to get medical care if required or grab and go food.
  • Avoid close contact with members of your household.  If you cannot avoid being around other people, wear a well-fitted mask.
  • Use a separate bathroom if possible.  If sharing a bathroom wipe sink with antiviral wipe after use.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If washing is not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid sharing personal items (e.g.: dishes, towels, and bedding).
  • Get rest and stay hydrated.
  • If you are not allergic to acetaminophen, treat your fever, body aches, and/or headache with this medication 650mg every four hours OR 1000mg every six hours.
  • Monitor your symptoms.  They are NOT expected to be severe.  They should improve on day 3-4 of your illness.  If your illness doesn’t follow this pattern, call Student Health Service. 

COVID-19 Testing Recommendations see Student Health Service COVID-19 Update on the Home Page