Quarantine Process for Students

During Quarantine

Being in quarantine can be difficult. It can be boring, lonely and frustrating, but it’s critical you take good care of yourself and completely avoid in-person interactions with others for the duration of your quarantine.

People who are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines or have had COVID-19 within the last 90 days DO NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms.

  • 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 you picking up your meals.
    • 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 up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 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 should be diligent about disinfecting kitchen surfaces, bathroom surfaces and other common area surfaces after use.

Quarantine Housing

All students, regardless of their location, will quarantine in their current residence. This includes students in the residence halls that have roommates who may not be in quarantine. You may return to your permanent residence if you wish to quarantine. However, you must arrange this through Health Services who’ll work directly with you to provide guidance for safe travel.

Meals and Food

If you're quarantining in the residence halls, Dining Services will provide meals for you. You’ll receive further details regarding the specifics of your meal pick-up at the beginning of your quarantine. You must wear a mask and remain physically distant from others when you collect your meal.

If you’re quarantining at a location other than the residence halls, you may order food or groceries, but you must ensure contactless delivery. 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 five 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, immediately contact Health Services. You may be tested for COVID-19 and you may transition from quarantine to isolation.
    • If you’re deemed a close contact by Health Services, you may take a COVID-19 test with them 3-5 days post exposure.

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.

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.