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Updated: Quarantine requirements for students, faculty, staff arriving from international locations

August 23: This message was updated to include new information.


Effective immediately, there is a change to the quarantine guidance for all University students, faculty, and staff arriving in Rochester from an international location.  Replacing the University’s current guidance, the Monroe County Health Department has informed the University that New York State is requiring individuals arriving from international locations, including Canada, to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York state. This requirement went into effect beginning with international arrivals to the University on Sunday, August 23.

Arriving residential undergraduate students who are impacted by this requirement have been messaged, and the offices of Residential Life and International Student Engagement are working to assist them with their quarantine options. Students needing to quarantine can sign up via a form on the Residential Life website. Graduate students and off-campus undergraduate students are able to fulfill this requirement by quarantining in their on-campus apartments or off-campus residence, as living situations allow.

The options also exist to quarantine for 14 days in any state not on New York state’s current “restricted/hot spot” list; not travel to campus and study remotely until the New York state quarantine requirement is removed; or quarantine in the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Faculty and staff are required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days (the exception being essential employees).

If you have questions, please contact the appropriate office/individual:

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