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.

Only individuals who aren't fully vaccinated need to quarantine when identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19.

  • Regardless of where you quarantine, you may leave your quarantine lodging only for the following reasons. You must follow all precautions necessary to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others:
    • You may spend time outside. 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're also in quarantine, have had COVID-19 themselves, or are fully vaccinated.
  • 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're quarantining in university-provided lodging, Dining Services will provide meals for you. You’ll receive further details regarding the specifics of your meal delivery at the beginning of your quarantine. 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 10 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 quarantine, you must follow Bradley’s COVID-19 guidelines 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 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.

International Travel

If you're traveling internationally, you should follow all guidelines put forth by the CDC for exiting and entering your home country and the U.S.  

Those who aren't fully vaccinated must self-quarantine upon entering the U.S. and returning to Bradley.

If you’ve been vaccinated by a WHO approved vaccine, and you’re entering the U.S., you won’t be required to quarantine once you return to campus. You're still encouraged to get tested within three (3) to five (5) days after traveling. 

If you haven’t been vaccinated, and you’re entering the U.S., then you’ll be required to quarantine for seven (7) days and get tested three (3) to five (5) days after traveling.  Please contact Bradley Health Services about your need to quarantine. 

  • If you’re living on-campus, you may be able to quarantine in your assigned housing. If not, you’ll be provided a temporary quarantine location. You’ll need to have a negative test result before being released from quarantine.
  • If you're living off-campus, you’ll need to quarantine in your off-campus housing location. You’ll need to have a negative test result before being released from quarantine.