Quarantining and isolating means you have to stay in separate housing while you might be or become contagious. Important things to note while you are in your quarantine/isolation (Q/I) area:
- You cannot leave your Q/I area. You cannot go to work or school, participate in social activities, or visit any public places. You’re not allowed to leave your Q/I area any time with the strict exception of emergencies, such as fire alarms.
- A Q/I order is a legally-enforceable health order. Violating a health order may result in charges before a court of law, in addition to potential University sanctions.
- UHS will take care of you. University Health Services (UHS) doctors and nurses will be taking care of you while you’re in University-managed Q/I.
- If you develop a fever (temperature measured at or above 38 degress C/100.4 degrees F), chest pain, or difficulty breathing, it’s very important that you call UHS, regardless of the time of day or night. When UHS offices are closed, a UHS physician is on-call and available by phone for urgent concerns. In an emergency, call Public Safety. UHS will provide you with a thermometer if you don’t have one.
- You must wear a mask. If someone else, such as a health care professional or repair person, enters your Q/I space, you need to be wearing a mask to protect them as well as yourself.