Self Isolation or Quarantine

Isolation of sick individuals and quarantining exposed individuals is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the university is able to provide in-person services. Isolation is used for sick individuals or those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Quarantine is used for those who have been exposed to COVID-19, but are not yet ill. 

When an Individual Should Self-Isolate/Quarantine

  • If you have been tested for COVID-19, you must quarantine, even if you have not yet received your results or have no symptoms.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or believe you have it, and you have symptoms, you must self-isolate at home until the following is true for you:
    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
    • Symptoms have improved
  • If you have been exposed, or if someone in your household or a roommate has tested positive for COVID-19, you must still quarantine for 14 days upon exposure, even if you do not have symptoms.
  • If you have traveled internationally or to a state that has a major disaster declaration, you must not come to a USU campus for 14 days upon your return. Please stay home and quarantine.

Self-Isolation Guidelines

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

  • Fill out the COVID-19 Questionnaire.
  • Stay home and social distance from other members of the household. Do not share utensils, toothbrushes, water bottles, or pillows, and avoid shaking hands, kissing, hugging, or other intimate activities.
  • Avoid close contact. (Close contact is defined as closer than a 6-foot distance between you and others.) If you have a roommate, keep the recommended distance apart.
  • If you are not already learning/working remotely, do not come to campus.
  • Take your temperature twice daily and monitor for fever (100.4 degrees F/ 38 degrees C or higher).
  • If you do not have symptoms, you may take a walk outside, but avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with others.
  • You may leave your home to get essential items such as food, but wear a mask or order your groceries online for delivery or pick up. 
  • Practice good prevention hygeine to avoid spreading the virus, even if you are symptom-free.
  • Avoid crowds, public events, meetings, social activities, or other group activities. 
  • if you are quarantining, but you do not have any symptom did not test positive for COVID-19, it is generally safe to end quarantine after 14 days.

Ending Isolation or Quarantine

People who are self-isolating with COVID-19, or who are presumed to have COVID-19, can stop home isolation under the following conditions (unless otherwise instructed by their health care professional): 

  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
  • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
  • at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
    Find more information: CDC

Information for Households

Bear River Health Department provides guidance on what to do if someone in your home tests positive for COVID-19 or your doctor believes you have COVID-19. In this case, EVERYONE in your house will need to stay at home until:

  • 3 days after the last person to get sick in your house DOES NOT have a fever or a cough
  • at least 10 days after the last person to get sick in your house first had symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

Report Self-Isolation & Testing

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