University Health Service

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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? 

Updated guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states individuals* — regardless of vaccination status — no longer need to quarantine following a close contact exposure but should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 (ten) days. Those who experience exposure from contact in their living environment should wear a mask when around others for 10 days. Others should consider wearing a mask for 10 days, at a minimum, in settings with higher risk of exposing vulnerable individuals.

*Individuals who work in health care settings must still follow health care guidance per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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 can I get tested while in quarantine?

What should I do if I develop symptoms?

  • Get tested at UHS. Testing is by appointment only. Schedule an appointment in your Patient Portal (recommended) or call UHS at 734-764-8320.
  • If positive, isolate and follow guidance.
  • 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.