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Student Quarantine and Isolation Guide

Cal Poly is here to support students who have received a positive COVID-19 test, who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

As our response to the pandemic continues to evolve, please continue to check back for any updates to this support guide.

Updated: May 21 2022 6:20 p.m.

I just tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the instructions below immediately

Report a Positive Test Result 

  1. Report on your Daily Screener. Click “In the last 10 days, I have been diagnosed with COVID-19" and await instructions from the Isolation and Quarantine Support Team (IQST).

  2. Upload your result.    

    • Did you complete an at-home test? If you did a home test, go to the test uploader in your COVID-19 Info tab in your Portal, and upload a PDF, JPEG or .png of your test card with results plainly visible, and write on the test card itself your name, date of birth, and the test date.

      • If you were self-diagnosed with a home test and you do not have any symptoms, 
        • please refer to the “A Guide to Home Testing” below for further information.  Note that if you do not have symptoms, and you obtain a negative PCR test within 48 hours of your positive home test, you can be released from isolation. Reply to your last email from IQST with an attachment of the official lab result (PDF, .png, or .jpeg)
    • Did you complete a test at an off-campus lab or testing site? If you had a test done through a laboratory or testing site, go to the test uploader in your COVID-19 Info tab in your Portal, and upload a PDF, JPEG or .png of your official lab test result.  It cannot be a text message.  It must include your name, DOB, date of test, type of test, and result.
    • Did you complete a test on-campus? If you had your positive test at Campus Health & Wellbeing, your results will be available on your CH&W Portal. It will be automatically uploaded on your behalf.

  3. Isolate yourself from others for 10 days.  You will have an opportunity to qualify for a possible early isolation release – see “How to be officially released at the end of your isolation period.”

  4. Follow further emailed instructions from the Isolation and Quarantine Support Team (IQST).

What to do if you are feeling ill or exposed to COVID

A Guide to Home Testing

Home testing is increasingly being used to rapidly diagnose COVID-19 and isolate people quickly to prevent the spread of infection. Please refer to the scenarios below for guidance.

  • My home test is NEGATIVE, and I don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19
    • Good – continue to follow safe practices.
    • Please note that a home antigen test on Day 5 of isolation does not release you early if you are an on campus resident. (see below “How to shorten isolation after five days in the Isolation section below”)
  • My home test is NEGATIVE, and I have symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild)
    • You don’t have evidence of COVID-19 today, but most likely it may be another viral infection, i.e. cold or flu.  Continue to isolate at home until your symptoms have resolved so you don’t spread this illness.  There is still a risk of missing COVID-19 on your test early in the course of your illness.  If your symptoms worsen or are not resolving, please seek care and get a diagnostic COVID-19 test. 
  • My home test is POSITIVE and I DON’T have symptoms. Please IMMEDIATELY:
    • Report on your Daily Screener that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Upload your result.  Go to the test uploader in your COVID-19 Info tab in your Portal. Write on the card itself your name, date of birth, and the test date and upload a PDF, JPEG or .png of your test card with results plainly visible.
    • Report to the SLO County Department of Public Health that you have a positive home test.
    • Start your 10 day isolation.  Your first day of isolation is the date that you did your home test (Day zero). For example, if your home test was positive on January 2nd, your isolation will be through January 12th and you will be released on January 13th.  Your first day of isolation is the date that you did your home test (Day zero). 
      • You may be cleared from isolation if you obtain a PCR test (not home test) within 48 hours of doing your home test and it is NEGATIVE AND you still DON”T have any symptoms.  You will need to respond to the isolation letter from IQST and attach (PDF, JPEG or .png) ​the official result of your NEGATIVE PCR test for your result to be reviewed.
    • Follow further emailed instructions from the Isolation Quarantine Support Team
  • My home test is POSITIVE and I DO have symptoms. Please IMMEDIATELY:
    • Report on your Daily Screener that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Upload your result.  Go to the test uploader in your COVID-19 Info tab in your Portal. Write on the card itself your name, date of birth, and the test date and upload a PDF, JPEG or .png of your test card with results plainly visible.
    • Report to the SLO County Department of Public Health that you have a positive home test.
    • Start isolation for 10 days.  Your first day of isolation is the date that you did your home test (Day zero). For example, if your home test was positive on January 2nd, your isolation will be through January 12th and you will be released on January 13th.
    • Follow further emailed instructions from the Isolation Quarantine Support Team.

What to do if you have symptoms 

We are asking all students to monitor their health. Stay home if you feel sick and wear a face covering when you are around others. If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, call Health Services at 805-756-1211 for evaluation and testing. You may also use a home test, or go to an off-campus medical office or urgent care.

Current and enrolled students who are symptomatic should self-isolate in their rooms until their diagnosis is known. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness, but the current variant usually has very mild symptoms, similar to a mild cold. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Current and enrolled students who have symptoms can call Campus Health and Wellbeing (CH&W) at 805-756-1211 for an appointment and testing.

If you have possible symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical care even if you are fully immunized and have received a booster, and/or you have already had COVID. It is possible to have breakthrough cases of COVID-19 despite vaccinations and you can unfortunately get COVID more than once. Though these cases are possibly less severe, you are still infectious to others.  

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What to do if you were exposed

  1. Get a test done
    • If you are asymptomatic, schedule a test at the Saliva Lab.  It is most sensitive if you wait for Day 3-5 after your last exposure.  Example:  you last saw a friend on January 3rd.  They had a test done on January 2nd and just got their positive results.  The last day you saw them was on January 3rd, so get a test done between January 6-8.  
    • If you have symptoms that might be COVID, call and schedule a test at Campus Health & Wellbeing, or go to an off-campus test site.  You do not have to wait for Day 5 after exposure;  you can make an appointment if you develop symptoms before that.
  2. Report on your Daily Screener

See Quarantine instructions below.  

Exposure and Quarantine

Exposure and Quarantine Overview

Quarantine is a precautionary measure that keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others to prevent transmission if they later develop COVID-19. If you are in quarantine, you should monitor your health and seek medical attention if your condition worsens or if you need help.

There is new guidance regarding who should quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Please read carefully:

Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should:

1. Get a test done on Day 5 after the last exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. For example, if you saw a friend on January 3rd, and their test that was taken on January 2nd comes back positive, wait until January 8th to get a test done.

  • If you are asymptomatic, schedule a test at the Saliva Lab.
  • If you have symptoms that might be COVID, call and schedule a test at Campus Health & Wellbeing, or go to an off-campus test site. You do not have to wait for Day 5 after exposure; you can make an appointment if you develop symptoms before that.
  • If you are already in the Compliance Testing Program, in addition to the Day 5 test, continue with your usual testing at the Saliva Lab.
  • Please note that if you are required to quarantine (see next paragraph), follow alternate testing guidance for Day 5 in the section “How to be Released from Your Quarantine Period.”

2. Report on your Daily Screener if you are exposed. Your pass will remain green if you are symptom-free and haven’t tested positive.

3. Wear a tight-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days following your last exposure. This means that you will not be able to eat with others as this requires taking off your mask.

4. Watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Report symptoms on your Daily Screener. Get a test if you experience symptoms

Please read carefully to determine if you need to additionally STAY HOME (quarantine) for 10 days:

1. You must quarantine (mandatory) if you are a resident in a high-risk setting (emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers, healthcare settings, correctional facilities, detention centers, homeless shelters, long term care settings, and adult and senior care facilities).

  • Please notify the Isolation Quarantine Support Team by text at (805) 242-3204. Your campus pass will be yellow.

2. You are recommended to quarantine if you

  • Experienced high-risk exposure. Examples include exposure from someone in your household or from an intimate partner, or from unmasked activities with increased exertion, voice projection, or face-to-face contact such as indoor group singing or contact sports.
  • Are more likely to become infected because you are immunocompromised or not vaccinated.
  • If you elect to quarantine, please notify the Isolation Quarantine Support Team by text at (805) 242-3204. Note that your campus pass will be yellow through your Quarantine time.

3. Please read the additional sections below regarding quarantine and the SLO County Public Health order for Quarantine.

All Students in Quarantine

This section pertains only to students who are in quarantine (must stay home) because of exposure amid high-risk circumstances. Please see Exposure and Quarantine Overview for details.

Stay at home.

Monitor your health.

  • Self-monitor body temperature and overall health and wellness.If you develop symptoms after you are exposed, please schedule an appointment at CH&W at 805-756-1211. You do not have to wait for day 5 to test.
  • If you are in the compliance testing program , please continue this testing through your quarantine period at the UU Saliva Lab as long as you do not have symptoms.
  • Call Campus Health and Wellbeing at 805-756-1211 for an appointment if you have any other concerns. You are allowed on-campus to visit medical services.
  • Call Cal Poly Counseling Services at (805) 756-2511 if you have any mental health concerns. Crisis care is available.

Avoid exposing others as you may develop COVID-19 or have asymptomatic COVID-19.

  • Avoid contact with other people within your residence as much as possible, and wear a face covering in shared spaces, such as a shared restroom, kitchens or hallways at all times.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets. After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask around others for a full 10 days

  • Even if you are released early, you must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days, meaning that you will not be able to eat with others.

If you have in-person classes, please read guidance on the instructor notification of student absences process. If your professor needs verification, please have them contact the Dean of Students Office.

Your quarantine timeline will be determined by your last day of exposure to COVID-19.

Follow the advice of your health care provider, the university and/or local public health officials.

For On-Campus Students

This section pertains only to students who are in quarantine (must stay home) because of exposure amid high-risk circumstances. Please see Exposure and Quarantine Overview for details.

Remain in your room with the door closed as much as possible.

  • You are not permitted to:
    • Leave the Cal Poly campus, except for an emergency evacuation.
    • Be with others in groups.
    • Attend group events like religious services, outdoor concerts, and other gatherings that bring people together.
    • Utilize the Recreation Center.
    • Enter other residential communities.
    • Go to in-person classes, labs, or workplaces.

The following exceptions are allowed for brief trips and then returning directly to your room:  

  • Use the common bathroom
  • Pick up food on-campus after ordering on GrubHub.
  • Pick up food outside your residence after being delivered by an off-campus restaurant or other delivery service.
  • Pick up mail or packages
  • Take out trash
  • Visit the University Store to obtain necessary academic supplies.
  • Attend a previously scheduled medical appointment or pick up medications at the pharmacy on or off-campus.
  • Use the laundry facilities in your building and following the schedule for your floor or wing provided by University Housing.  Please contact your community Coordinator of Student Development (CSD) for more information.
  • Sit outside away from others to get fresh air.  You can go for a walk by yourself away from others.  

For Off-Campus Students

This section pertains only to students who are in quarantine (must stay home) because of exposure amid high-risk circumstances. Please see Exposure and Quarantine Overview for details.

  • Remain in your residence with the door closed, ideally in a room by yourself.   
  • You will be prohibited from visiting campus during this time for any reason except for testing or medical care. Your daily self-screening pass will be disabled throughout your quarantine and your pass will be yellow
  • Food and essential supplies.  Consider using a delivery service such as Instacart which is available for stores such as Ralphs, CVS, Food 4 Less, Vons, Staples, Rite Aid, and Sprouts.  Arrange safe delivery.  A County quarantine order prohibits you from visiting store or restaurants.  If you need assistance beyond what your household members can provide, please call the SLO County Public Health Department at (805) 781-5500.  
  • Please follow the SLO County Public Health Quarantine Instructions

How to be Released at the End of your Quarantine Period

This section pertains only to students who are in quarantine (must stay home) because of exposure amid high-risk circumstances. Please see Exposure and Quarantine Overview for details.

Please make sure your community stays safe by following these instructions for possible early release from quarantine:

A shortened quarantine period (a minimum of five days, released on Day 6 at the earliest) is considered only if:

  • You are asymptomatic, AND
  • You have a negative DIAGNOSTIC PCR or NAAT type test done on Day five or later, AND
  • You agree to wear a well-fitted mask for a full 10-day period when around others, especially indoors. This means that you will not be able to eat with others.

What type of test qualifies for a possible early quarantine release after 5 days?

  • Options for off-campus residents:
    • A diagnostic PCR or NAAT test at an off-campus facility that can provide an official result. Notify IQST by replying to the original IQST quarantine email, and attest to the above facts, and attach your official result (PDF, JPEG, PNG). It must include your name, DOB, type of test, result, and date of test.
      • Home antigen testing nor testing at the on-campus saliva testing site in the University Union will fulfill this requirement.
      • You do not have to notify IQST if your Day 5 test is still positive.
  • Options for on-campus residents:
    • On-campus residents in quarantine will receive a phone call and secure portal message regarding our pilot program for diagnostic PCR or NAAT testing at CH&W. Note that only ONE test will be offered for the Day 5 testing. If you are still positive, your isolation period will be for at least 10 days.
      • Home antigen testing will NOT be accepted for this purpose, nor Saliva Lab testing.
      • A diagnostic PCR or NAAT test at an off-campus facility that can provide an official result. Notify IQST by replying to the original IQST quarantine email, and attest to the above facts, and attach your official result (PDF, JPEG, PNG). It must include your name, DOB, result, type of test and date of test.
      • You do not have to notify IQST if your Day 5 test is still positive.

After receiving your negative Day 5 test, IQST will review your case, and if you have met requirements, you will receive a Green Pass and be informed via email. Please remember to continue to wear your well-fitted mask around others through Day 10.

You will be able to go to class, lab, and other group activities with a well-fitting mask on, indoors and outdoors. You will be able to go to dining facilities for grab and go meals but cannot eat indoors or outdoors with others. You will not be able to eat with others until 10 total days have passed. If you develop symptoms after early release, please call Health Services for an appointment and/or test or seek a test off-campus.

If a student tests positive after being exposed, their isolation will begin on the date of the positive result. If a student is unable to or chooses not to test for a possible early quarantine release, the student will be automatically released at the end of their quarantine period (minimum 10 days) and receive an email that their pass is updated.

If you develop symptoms after early release, please seek medical care and get another test.

 

Isolation

All Students in Isolation

Isolation separates those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 from others for 10 days to prevent spreading the infection. If you are in isolation, you should monitor your health and seek medical attention if your condition worsens or if you need help.

  • You will receive an email from the Isolation Quarantine Support Team (IQST) with further instructions.
  • You will have an opportunity to qualify for a possible early isolation release – see “How to be officially released at the end of your isolation period.”
  • If you want to leave the area to isolate in another location, please see instructions below under “Additional Support for All Students: Can I travel if I’m on county-mandated orders?”

Stay at home.

  • Do not leave your residence except for obtaining medical care or in the event of an emergency. Do not travel until a full 10 days have passed. Do not attend class, work, restaurants, grocery stores, or any public gathering or place.
  • Do not have any visitors or contact with delivery people.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets. After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
  • See below for possible early release from isolation.

Monitor your health.

  • Self-monitor body temperature and overall health and wellness.
  • Call Campus Health and Wellbeing at 805-756-1211 if you develop any worrisome symptoms of COVID-19 during the 10 day period or have any other concerns.
  • Call Cal Poly Counseling Services at (805) 756-2511 if you have any mental health concerns. Crisis care is available.
  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if you have emergency medical needs such as difficulty breathing, chest pressure or confusion.

Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask around others for a full 10 days.

  • Even if you are released early, you must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days, meaning that you will not be able to eat with others.

If you are at a higher risk of severe disease, such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes or obesity, contact your medical provider and ask about treatment options.

Notify your close contacts that they have been exposed.

  • A close contact is anyone who was in the same room (indoors) or vehicle with you for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period during your infectious period.
    • The infectious period for COVID-19 starts 2 days before your symptoms appear (or 2 days before your positive test if you did not have symptoms) and continues until the end of your isolation.
  • Contacts who are Cal Poly students should identify themselves on the Daily Screener for further instructions.

If you have in-person classes, labs or on-campus employment, please read guidance on the instructor notification of student absences process in your syllabi and report any illness to your employer.

Your isolation period will be determined by your test date.

  • The beginning of your isolation period will start on the date of your positive test. For instance, if you tested positive on 9/1, your isolation period will be ten full days through 9/11, and you will be eligible for a green pass starting the morning of 9/12.
  • Any other definition of isolation dates must be documented in writing by the SLO Public Health Department or the county in which you were tested. The documentation must be then attached to an email reply to the Isolation and Quarantine Support Team for review.

Follow the advice of your health care provider, the university and/or local public health officials.

For On-Campus Students

A member of the Isolation and Quarantine Support Team will send an email regarding isolation location and guidelines. There is limited on and off-campus isolation housing for those that have an on-campus residential contract.  If you are required to move from your current housing, please leave most of your belongings in your permanent room.

  • Bring only what you need for up to 10 days. These could include:
    • Clothing
    • Toiletries
    • Identification cards
    • Medications and prescriptions
    • Thermometer and fever-reducing medications
    • Personal care items (e.g., feminine hygiene products)
    • Personal snacks
    • Cell phone, and/or tablet, and/or laptop, plus chargers
    • School materials (e.g. textbooks, notebooks, project supplies, etc.) needed to continue classwork.
    • Pet and pet supplies for students with preapproved Emotional Support Animals & Service Animals
  • Once you leave your room you will not be able to re-enter — please pack accordingly.
  • You are required by the public health department to remain in your isolation housing apartment for the duration of your isolation except for medical care or other type of emergency, wearing a well-fitting mask. Do not enter the main hallway of the floor, the elevator, or other isolation housing, or other residences in the building. You need to remain in your isolation housing. You are not allowed anywhere else on- or off-campus.
  • For on-campus isolation support, please email iqst@calpoly.edu or call the Front Desk at 805-756-6790.

Additional support for on campus students

  • IT support: Provided virtually through the Student Affairs Technology group. Go to the SAT website and submit a help request for support.
  • Laundry: Service will be provided by Kare Teem Cleaning Service, a local family-owned business.
  • Self-cleaning: Supplies and directions for cleaning will be provided. Students should leave their trash outside their door for custodial services to pick up.
  • Food service: Campus Dining is committed to providing nutritional meals and food for all students living on campus who are in isolation or quarantine. Each student will have a menu of meal options to choose from, including vegan and vegetarian dishes.
    • To accommodate a variety of dietary needs, students in isolation will complete a form to determine their meal choices and submit it by 3 p.m. each day so their selections can be prepared for delivery the following day. Lunch, dinner and a cold breakfast for the next day will be delivered to their door between 12-1 p.m. We are dedicated to doing our part to help students get back to their studies.
  • Medication: Students will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of personal medications. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis.

For Off-Campus Students

If you do not have a place to isolate, call the county public health official at 805-781-5500 or contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

If you live with others, separate yourself as much as possible.

  • Stay in a separate “sick room” or area, and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Avoid contact with others in your household and pets, and wear a tight-fitting mask if you have to utilize common areas.

How to be Officially Released at the End of Your Isolation Period

This process is mandatory to ensure that you have recovered, and our campus stays safe.

A shortened Isolation period ​(a minimum of five days, released on Day 6 at the earliest) is considered only if:

  • You have resolving symptoms, AND
  • You have not had a fever for more than 24 hours, and you have not been taking fever medications, AND
  • You have a negative DIAGNOSTIC ANTIGEN TEST done on Day five or later, AND
  • Agree to wear a well-fitted mask for a full 10-day period when around others, especially indoors.  This means that you will not be able to eat with others.

What type of test qualifies for a possible early isolation release?

  • Off campus resident options for Day 5 testing: 

    • A diagnostic antigen test at an off-campus facility that can provide an official result.  Provide this to IQST by replying to an IQST email with your official result attached.(PDF, JPEG, PNG)

    • You can use a home antigen test for this purpose.  Notify IQST that you have a negative 5 day result by replying to their last email and attach a PDF, JPEG or PNG of your negative antigen test.  Please write on the test card itself your full name, date of birth, and date of test.  The result must be visible

    • Testing at the on-campus saliva testing site in the University Union will not fulfill this requirement. 
    • At this time, CH&W is piloting a program for Day five antigen testing, but does not yet have full capacity for testing. Please look for announcements regarding this.
  • On-campus resident options for Day 5 testing:  

    • On-campus residents in isolation will receive a phone call regarding our pilot program for testing at CH&W. If you are still positive, your isolation period will be for at least 10 days. 
    • Home antigen testing will NOT be accepted for this purpose, nor Saliva Lab testing.  
    • A diagnostic antigen test at an off-campus facility that can provide an official result.  Provide your negative antigen test by replying to your isolation email and attach with the official result (PDF, .jpeg, .png) which should include your full name, DOB, date of test, type of test, and result.  A text is not acceptable.

After receiving your negative Day 5 antigen test, IQST will review your information, and if you have attested to the above requirements, you will receive a Green Pass ​and be informed via email. You will be able to go to class, lab, group settings, but must wear a well-fitted mask through Day 10.  You will be able to go to dining facilities, but cannot eat indoors or outdoors around others.

If the student tests positive on their 5 day test, is unable to or chooses not to test for a possible early isolation release, the student will be automatically released at the end of their isolation period (minimum 10 days) and receive an email that their pass is updated.

Students who are immunocompromised should verify with their medical provider regarding the length of their isolation period and notify IQST regarding any extension.

If you develop symptoms after early release, please seek medical care and get another test.

If you are not recovering and not feeling well, please contact your healthcare provider or Campus Health & Wellbeing for further instructions.

Additional Support for All Students

Students are encouraged to reach out to the following Cal Poly supportive services to help during quarantine or isolation.

Campus Health and Wellbeing

  • Campus Health and Wellbeing (CHW) has a 24/7 after-hours nurse advice line to discuss any health-related concerns privately and confidentially.
  • Website: Campus Health and Wellbeing
  • Phone: 805-756-1211
  • PULSE Peer Health Coaches are available to meet with you via Zoom to talk about your concerns, get support, and perhaps learn some tools to help care for yourself. Get support from a Peer Health Coach.
  • PULSE Peer Health Coaches also offer a small group twice per month. Mental Health Dialogue Group is a space to talk about stressors and experiences and to get support from your peers.

Counseling Services and Crisis Services

  • Counseling Services remains committed to supporting the well-being of all students during these challenging times. The full range of services has been transitioned to a virtual format. Visit the Counseling website for more information or call to schedule an appointment.
  • Website: Counseling Services
  • Phone: 805-756-2511

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

  • How the DRC Can Help: The DRC is available to explore accommodations for students who are COVID-19 positive and having challenges with progressing in their coursework. Examples of possible accommodations include excused absences, note taking support, extended testing time, make-up exams and extended due dates.
  • DRC assistance is also available for students with disability related needs in the area of interacting with others or managing day-to-day life activities.
  • If you're quarantined and experiencing challenges with receiving accommodation from an instructor, the DRC can help you navigate those conversations.
  • DRC Contact Information:
  • Website: DRC Website
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Email: DRC@calpoly.edu
  • Phone: 805-756-1395

Academic Advising

Travel Guidance for Students in Isolation or Quarantine

We recommend students move to a safe off-campus location for the duration of their isolation, which may be their home residence during isolation or quarantine.      

Can I travel if I'm on county-mandated orders?

If a student in quarantine or isolation wants to travel, they must accept the risks associated with that decision. Please reply to the IQST email regarding your isolation or quarantine and request permission ASAP to travel to another location. 

Any student on a county-mandated order for quarantine or isolation must comply with the following: 

  • Absolutely no travel using public transportation (bus, train, airplane, ride-share, Uber, etc.) 
  • Travel only via private car with no stops and no other passengers. 
  • Family or others may transport the student only if they are aware and accept the increased risk of contracting COVID-19 from the student. 
  • Student must isolate and quarantine at their destination (private room and private bathroom). 
  • Student and destination occupants must accept responsibility for the increased infectious risk. 

For instructions on returning to campus after isolation or quarantine at home, please refer to your IQST email. Specific testing types are required for a safe early return. 

For additional travel guidelines, please visit the Travel and Study Abroad page. 

 

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