Quarantine Process for Students

During Quarantine

Being in quarantine can be difficult. It can be boring, lonely and frustrating, but it’s critical for you to take good care of yourself and completely avoid in-person interactions with others for the duration of your quarantine. Even if you feel well, you may be infected with COVID-19, and you risk passing it along to someone who might not tolerate it as well as you.

  • Regardless of where you quarantine, you may leave your quarantine lodging for only the following reasons. You must follow all precautions necessary to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others:
    • You may spend time outside. However, if you’re quarantining in a residence hall, this must be coordinated with your RA.
    • You may run essential errands off-campus (e.g. pharmacy, grocery store). However, if you’re quarantining in a residence hall, you may not.
  • You may not have any visitors or guests while in quarantine, even if they are also in quarantine or have had COVID-19 themselves.
  • You may be quarantined with other students who are required to quarantine. Be courteous and respectful at all times. You must wear a mask and remain physically distant from others when outside of your sleeping room. You must be diligent about disinfecting kitchen surfaces, bathroom surfaces and other common area surfaces after use.

Meals and Food:

  • If you are quarantining in university-provided lodging, Dining Services will deliver one hot meal (lunch) and two cold meals (dinner and breakfast for the following day) to you each day. You’ll receive further details regarding the specifics of your meal delivery at the beginning of your isolation. You must wear a mask and remain physically distant from others when you collect your meal.
  • You may order food or groceries, but you must ensure contactless delivery. You’ll receive further details regarding the specifics of how/where to accept delivery based on your location at the beginning of your quarantine. You must wear a mask and remain physically distant from others when you collect your food/grocery.

Exiting Quarantine

At Bradley University, we follow the CDC’s recommendations regarding release from quarantine.

Release from Quarantine

  • You may not leave your quarantine location prior to the date/time provided to you by Health Services.
  • Health Services will contact you during your last full day of quarantine to discuss your status and to confirm your quarantine end-date. Typically, you’ll be released at 7 a.m. the following morning.
    • If you never develop COVID-19 symptoms, your quarantine will likely end 14 full days after the date of your most recent close contact with a COVID-positive individual.
    • If you become symptomatic while you’re in quarantine, you may be tested for COVID-19, and you may transition from quarantine to isolation.

Transitioning Back to Your Residence and In-Person Classes:

  • Regardless of where you quarantined, you must follow Bradley’s COVID-19 guidelines for the general population when you leave quarantine.
  • Regardless of where you quarantined, you may only return to your pre-quarantine routine according to the date/time provided to you by Health Services.
  • Regardless of where you quarantined, Student Support Services will notify your instructors you’ll be returning to in-person classes.
  • If you were quarantined in university-provided quarantine lodging, you’ll be offered transportation back to your residence. Your meal delivery will be suspended on the day of your release.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in disciplinary action.