Self-quarantine separates people and restricts their movement if they were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Quarantine is intended for people who are not sick and do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but may have been exposed through close contact with someone who is sick. This includes people who may be asymptomatic but have not been tested. Quarantine is a pre-emptive measure meant to prevent spread of disease when people might have been exposed to COVID. Quarantine doesn’t mean an individual can’t still live with their roommate.
Close contact is defined as anyone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person (with or without a mask) for at least 15 minutes.
Quarantine can be voluntary or mandated by the state or a public health agency.
When and how long do I quarantine?
You should begin quarantine immediately after potential exposure/close contact with a sick individual or once you have been instructed to quarantine by a healthcare provider or public health professional.
Where can I quarantine?
You can quarantine in your dorm or house. Students should stay in the same location for at least 14 days.
Can I quarantine with a roommate?
Yes, students can quarantine when they have a roommate.
Quarantine is a preemptive measure meant to prevent spread of disease when people might have been exposed to COVID.
Quarantine doesn’t mean an individual can’t still live with their roommate.
Consistent with the CDC recommendations we are asking that those given a quarantine directive stay away from others if possible. We understand some individuals given a quarantine directive will be in direct contact with a roommate in a shared space. Please follow the CDC guidelines for quarantining with a roommate:
Should students leave quarantine to attend classes in-person?
No, students in quarantine should not leave their quarantine space to attend in person classes. For more information about notifying faculty, review SSCM resource.
How should I get food while quarantining?
At this time our recommendation is that the student should be diligent about wearing their mask and going out to pick up food only.
Students should wear a mask, go pick up their meal from dining services, and return home to eat the meal. They must maintain physical distancing of six feet or greater at all times.
CU Students who are quarantining/isolating or ill and who are having trouble affording enough food can enroll in food delivery/food pantry programs. Email Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-441-1382.
I have questions about quarantine.
If the student has not already received a call from our contact tracing group already, they will be contacted soon. In the meantime they may call 303-492-5101 and select Option 9, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., to be connected with a staff person who can help.
If a student in quarantine begins to develop symptoms they may contact our 24/7 nurse line by calling 303-492-5101.