Quarantine & Isolation at UP

Definitions

Quarantine is a public health practice used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected but not feeling symptoms.

Isolation is a public health practice used to separate those with COVID-19 from others who are not sick.

Quarantine Guide for Students

Student Directive for Quarantine

A directive to quarantine will come from a student’s healthcare provider (Health & Counseling Center, Athletics, Carbon Health, or outside provider).

Quarantine Duration

Duration will be determined by the healthcare provider. A student can expect to quarantine for 14 days after their last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

Quarantine Location

On-campus students will quarantine in their regular residence hall rooms.

  • If a student has a roommate, both students will quarantine.
  • If either student develops symptoms and tests positive, they will be moved to isolation.
  • Students in quarantine will continue to use shared restrooms and showers, remaining diligent about wearing their face coverings and washing their hands.

Off-Campus students will quarantine in their regular rooms in their off-campus housing.

Quarantine Preparation  

Students should be proactive and plan for a potential quarantine.   

  • Identify a “Quarantine Buddy” who can pick up your meals and other essentials.
  • Consider returning the favor by serving as a “Quarantine Buddy” for that person. 

Isolation Guide for Students

Student Directive for Isolation

A directive to isolate will come from a student’s healthcare provider (Health & Counseling Center, Athletics, Carbon Health, or outside provider).

Isolation Duration

Duration will be determined by the healthcare provider. For most people with COVID-19, isolation can generally be discontinued once it has been 10 days since symptom onset, with resolution of fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms.

For students who never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive test.

Isolation Location

On-campus students in traditional residence halls will isolate in designated isolation space in Tyson Hall.

  • 9 single-gender, apartment-style units have been reserved for use as isolation space.
  • Each apartment has 4-7 private bedrooms.
  • Each apartment has multiple shared bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
  • Fresh linens and towels, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, other essential toiletries, and cleaning supplies are provided in each apartment.
  • Meals are delivered to each apartment at lunch and dinner. Dinner deliveries include a continental breakfast for the following morning.

On-campus students in Haggerty & Tyson apartments and off-campus students will isolate in a private room within their regular space. They should use their own dedicated bathroom during their isolation period.

Isolation Preparation

Students should be proactive and plan for a potential isolation.

  • Identify an “Isolation Buddy” who can pick up your prescriptions and other essentials for drop off outside your door.
  • Consider returning the favor by serving as an “Isolation Buddy” for that person.
  • Students in Haggerty & Tyson apartments or off-campus homes/apartments should discuss how they will support each other if someone needs to isolate. What dedicated bedroom and bathroom can the person use during their isolation period?
  • Recommended items to bring to an on-campus isolation room:
    • Textbooks and notebooks
    • Laptop/tablet and charger
    • Phone charger
    • Self-care items like art supplies, puzzles, crafts, playing cards, portable exercise equipment, books, etc.
    • Comfortable clothing for up to 14 days
    • Extra face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfection supplies
    • Digital thermometer
    • Self-care medications including fever/pain reducers, lozenges for sore throats, cough medicines, etc.
    • Prescription medications
    • Personal hygiene products including toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, etc.
    • Water bottle
    • Comfort food/snacks
    • Laundry detergent

Case Management for Students

Case managers will be assigned to all on- and off-campus students who have been directed by a healthcare provider to quarantine or isolate.

Case Managers are responsible for the following:

  1. Contact the student once the student has been directed to quarantine or isolate.
  2. Serve as the student’s primary point of contact during the quarantine or isolation period.
  3. Discuss meal arrangements and confirm any dietary restrictions. For off-campus students, this may mean helping to identify meal delivery options and supports.
  4. Discuss any special accommodations that may be needed.
  5. Discuss and arrange available academic, mental health, and spiritual support.
  6. Support student staying in contact with healthcare provider (Health & Counseling Center, Athletics, Carbon Health, or outside provider).
  7. Work with COVID Case Management Team Lead to ensure communication with key campus partners.

For isolation, Case Managers will also:

  1. Review with student what to bring to isolation room.
  2. Help coordinate a student’s relocation to isolation.
  3. Provide information on what a student can expect during isolation.
  4. Conduct regular monitoring of student by phone, text or email, especially during first two days.
  5. Share resources and information with student as needed.
  6. Communicate with student and healthcare provider on anticipated isolation end date.

Covid Case Management flow chart
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