Quarantine Guidelines

Quarantine is for people who are not sick and don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19, but who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or asked to quarantine, fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire.

When to Quarantine

  • Someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you have been asked to quarantine by public health or university officials.
  • If you have been tested for COVID-19, at least until you get your test results back. 

Quarantine Guidelines

Please protect your health and the health of the campus community by taking these steps:

  • Stay home for 14 days, unless you are released from quarantine by a public health or university official.
  • Stay in a separate bedroom from others in your household and use a separate bathroom as much as possible.
  • When you must be around others in your household, wear a face covering.
  • You may leave your living area in order to get fresh air or seek medical care, but always wear a face covering and keep 6 feet distance from others.
  • Monitor for symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches or pains, or chills. If you develop any symptoms, fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire immediately.
  • When you get your test results, fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire.
  • If you have any questions, email emergencymanagement@usu.edu.

Household Defined

Your household includes those living in your home, room, suite, or apartment.

Monitor Your Health

When in quarantine, monitor your health and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. 

  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches or pains, chills, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire again. If you were asked to quarantine by public health or university officials, you may also alert your contact about your situation.

Where You Should Quarantine

USU encourages students to quarantine or isolate where they are living on or near campus. If you choose to go to your permanent home, you may put members of that household at risk of infection. Please consider whether individuals in your permanent home are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications or if you may expose others to the coronavirus during your travel home.

Ending Quarantine

Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • You may end quarantine after 14 days if you do not get sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • A public health or university official releases you from quarantine.

Report Self-Isolation & Testing

If you have been tested for COVID-19 or asked to self-isolate, please fill out the self-isolation questionnaire.