Due to limited housing available on campus, students who test positive for COVID-19 during the fall semester will be required to isolate themselves at home or in an off-campus location. As a precaution, students should consult with their families and support networks prior to returning to campus to establish a plan for isolation. Students in need of assistance or who have questions about their plan should contact the
When a student tests positive for COVID-19, they are expected to notify Student Health Nurse Kati Frey (phone: 717-588-1059, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Dean of Students for Student Counseling and Health Needs Bruce Lynch (phone: 717-361-1405, email@example.com). Student Health staff will communicate with the student to assess their needs and provide support, describe isolation procedures, and do contact tracing.
Students are expected to isolate at home or in an off campus location of their choosing. Students are expected to leave campus promptly. For students who are having difficulty identifying an off-campus location to isolate, staff will provide contact information for hotels in the area. Campus Safety can provide transportation to the hotel in some situations.
Students who are identified through contact tracing as a contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are expected to follow instructions from Student Health staff. Contacts who are not up-to-date on the vaccinations and boosters are required to quarantine, as are contacts with symptoms who are awaiting test results. Students who quarantine on campus will do so in their rooms and follow these guidelines until they are cleared:
- The student who is quarantining, and any roommates, will wear masks while awake and stay six feet apart as much as possible.
- The student who is quarantining will wear a mask when going to the Marketplace or Jays Nest to pick up food and promptly take it back to their room to eat.
- The student who is quarantining and their roommates will avoid eating at the same time so mask wearing can continue.
- The student who is quarantining will not attend class in person.