Isolation and Quarantine

Please be sure to download the Everbridge app and complete your daily health checksIf you have to go through isoloation or quarantine, we want to make sure you know what to do and the resources that are available. 

What does it mean to be in quarantine or self-isolation?

To be in QUARANTINE means that you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Quarantine is meant to keep you away from people in case you start to develop symptoms, which can take up to 14 days. Close contact is defined as being less than six feet away from someone for more than 15 minutes. While you may never experience the COVID-19 symptoms, you must keep yourself separate from others and not leave the space where you are staying. Quarantine periods last 14 days from the date of last exposure to a positive case.

To be in ISOLATION means you have tested positive for COVID-19 and must keep yourself separate from others for 10 days from the day you first started feeling symptoms or 10 days from the date you were tested if you are asymptomatic. People who are in isolation can go back to normal life after 10 days have passed, their symptoms have improved and they have had no fever without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.

If you are in isolation or quarantine, you should not leave your residence except to seek medical care. 

Watch the isolation vs. quarantine PSA at

To learn about resources that are available to you, please check out the virtual assistance available to students at Cougs Connect.

Find out more:

On Campus Resident Information

On Campus Students Entering Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation Guidelines