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Students arrive for mandated COVID-19 quarantine

August 2, 2020
student arriving for quarantineFirst-year student Hana Genana, a computer science major from Burtonsville, Maryland, and other students from 34 states began a state-mandated 14-day quarantine on August 1. Helped by father, Teferi Borri, Genana moved into Riverview Apartments, one of the University-sponsored housing sites where students can complete the quarantine before classes begin this month. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Wearing masks and following physical distancing guidelines, students from New York’s restricted travel states arrived to begin a 14-day quarantine.

The first groups of University of Rochester students who are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine before the start of the fall semester moved into University-sponsored housing August 1.

At Riverview Apartments, one of the sites for completing the COVID-19 quarantine, the check-in process opened at noon Saturday for students from the 34 states that New York has designated as restricted for travelers and for students from abroad whom the CDC recommends be quarantined in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the list of restricted travelers has grown this summer, the University has worked to make arrangements for students living on campus to complete the quarantine in time for the start of classes, which is set for August 26. The Office of Residential Life organized the quarantine process for on-campus students.

After finishing their quarantine, the students will move later this month to their originally assigned campus residence halls. As part of the process of moving into campus housing, the students will also be tested for COVID-19.

students arrive for COVID-19 quarantine

CHECKING IN: First-year student Lugardo Marroquin (left), an international relations and music major, and sophomore Demi Robbins, an international relations and English major, both from Dallas, Texas, make their way to the check-in area. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

students wait to check in for COVID-19 quarantine

SPACE IN LINE: First year students Mel Harrell (left) of San Antonio, Texas, and Rebecca Sandoval of Chicago wait to check in. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)


spaces were arranged for COVID-19 quarantine protocols

SOCIAL DISTANCE: Wearing masks and practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students moved into their housing at Riverview Apartments. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)


student employees help with COVID-19 quarantine

HELPING OUT: Student employees Archana Verma ’22 (left) and Fahad Lamudi ’21 assemble bags holding quarantine essentials for incoming students as they check in. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)


students arrive for COVID-19 quarantine

IN RESIDENCE: First-year student Grayson Westfall, a computer science and engineering major from Winchester, Virginia, carries his belongings into his residence. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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