Vacancy In Your Living Unit and Quarantine-In-Place

“This message only applies to those students with a fully vacant room within their living unit (i.e. apartment, suite). Students with a vacant bed within a double room can disregard this message.”

Good Morning –

I hope this email finds you well and staying safe. As you know, we are continuing to navigate a surge in the prevalence of COVID-19 among our campus community.

We are emailing you today because you have a vacancy in your room/suite/apartment. In consultation with our public health experts, they have determined that these vacant single rooms can be utilized for quarantine-in-place. We wanted to make you aware that this space in your living unit could be used for a student to quarantine-in-place as needed. We realize some of you may already have students relocated to your living unit, and we apologize for not getting this information out to you sooner.

Students in Quarantine-in-Place have been informed that:

  • Quarantine requires that you are not in direct contact (within 6 feet) with any individuals unless meeting with medical or health care providers.
  • You may not socialize with others in your living unit during your quarantine period. Doing so may not only put them at risk but may extend your quarantine.
  • You may not have visitors in your living unit during your time of quarantine.
  • Quarantine is expected to be an environment free of alcohol and other drugs. Violations of this expectation may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Refer to the list of “do’s and don’ts” from Student Health Service (including symptom monitoring, hand washing, surfacing cleaning, etc.): Do’s and Don’ts of Quarantine
  • You may only leave your room to use the restroom or for a life-threatening emergency.
  • If you share a restroom, you should use it briefly and immediately return to your room. You should wear a mask and wash your hands (or use hand sanitizer) before leaving your room. Limit the time you spend in the restroom as much as possible and maintain 6 feet of distance from others at all times. If brushing your teeth, make sure you are at least 6 feet away from others.

Please know that we place students in ways that will best allow them to quarantine-in-place. It is important that all students in the living unit are following the various public health measures for reducing spread.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging time.

Best –

Zach Blackmon, Ph.D., MBA
Associate Director of Operations

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