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Quarantine & Isolation
UMD has developed a plan to provide isolation & quarantine housing for on-campus residential students that have been instructed by a medical professional or a government health authority that they need to isolate or quarantine. Please note that these quarantine & isolation spaces are not available to students living off-campus, faculty, staff, or community members.
Students would be directed to Isolation Housing if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have tested positive for COVID-19. Students would be released from isolation by medical professionals when they have recovered and are no longer displaying symptoms.
Students would be directed to Quarantine Housing if they have had significant contact with an individual who is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19. Students would be released from quarantine after 14 days as long as they have not displayed COVID-19 symptoms.
Students are not required to complete their isolation or quarantine on-campus. For many students, isolating or quarantining with family members or others in a different location may be the best choice for them. While UMD is prepared to care for students needing to isolate or quarantine, this care will not be the same as the care they may receive from family members or others.
The individual apartments being used for isolation & quarantine include a living room with a TV, kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, and microwave, bathroom, and bedroom.
Students in isolation & quarantine will be provided with a daily delivery of meals from Dining Services. If students receive mail or packages, those will also be delivered to the isolation & quarantine facility. This will allow students to order any supplies or materials they may need via delivery.
Students assigned to isolation or quarantine will be provided with an information sheet that includes reminders about expectations and services provided to students while in isolation or quarantine. The information sheet also includes contact information for various offices that are available to support a student while residing in isolation or quarantine. Additionally, Health Services will conduct periodic check-ins with students in isolation and quarantine.
If students are needing to isolate or quarantine, we recommend that they bring the following items with them. Students should bring enough supplies for up to 2 weeks.
Cell phone & charger
Laptop & charger
Textbooks, course notes, other needed supplies for courses
Towels, washcloth, and toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush & paste, shampoo, etc.)
Bedding (sheets, blanket/comforter) & Pillow
Books, video games, etc. for personal use
Snacks & food to supplement what is provided by Dining Services