University Health Service

Student looking out the window of Northwood apartment

Students, here is all-in-one guidance for what to do, depending on where you live, for:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • A positive test result
  • Close contact with someone with COVID-19
  • Concern about a possible exposure

For Students Living in On-Campus Housing (PDF)

For Students Living in Off-Campus Housing(PDF)


FAQs about quarantine and isolation

What should I do if I had close contact with / exposure to someone who has COVID-19? 

  • Stay home until you are able to be evaluated (this is called quarantine)
  • Monitor your temperature twice daily
  • Watch for symptoms of infection (see list above)
  • When around others, maintain social distance (at least 6 ft) and wear a mask at all times
  • Discuss testing with your health care provider. See Testing for COVID-19 through UHS

What is quarantine?

Quarantine keeps people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and follow instructions from their health care provider or local public health department.

How long should I quarantine?

How can I get tested while in quarantine?

What should I do if I develop symptoms during quarantine?

Contact your health care provider and stay home (quarantine) for the full 14-day period. To contact UHS, students may:

  • Complete the Online Assessment (see “If you have no symptoms or mild symptoms” above) OR
  • Call UHS at 734-764-8320 for nurse advice by phone, day or night

Resources for students in quarantine or isolation

See Resources for Students on the UHS COVID-19 webpage.

For more information, see Quarantine and Isolation on the Maize and Blueprint site.