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Quarantine Guidelines for Off-Campus Students

For non-residential students who have tested positive or have experienced significant exposure to COVID-19

Updated 9-30-2020

  1. If you have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19, call the Covenant Health Hotline (989-583-3568 or 989-583-3135, Press 1) right away for further instructions.
  2. If you have received a positive test results from any lab except for Covenant MedExpress on Pierce Road, you must report your test result to You must also contact your instructors and your on-campus supervisors, if applicable, to inform them of your quarantine/isolation status.
  3. Quarantine at your permanent residence (“back home”), if possible.
  4. Travel to that residence alone if you can; but if you travel to your permanent residence with another individual, keep your masks on and roll down the windows in the vehicle.
  5. If you must stay in your Saginaw-area apartment, isolate in your bedroom and maintain distance between yourself and your roommate(s) as much as possible, and use a separate bathroom.
  6. For CDC guidance on isolating at home and for more important tips, click here:
  7. Utilize grocery delivery to your apartment while you are in quarantine. Services include: Shipt, Instacart or Meijer; Meijer delivers without creating a paid account.
  8. Your quarantine will end when all of the following conditions have been met:
    1. It has been 10-14 days since you have received your positive test or since the date of exposure.
    2. You have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    3. Other symptoms have subsided (i.e., cough, shortness of breath, vomiting/diarrhea, etc.).
  9. You will receive a letter from Dr. Sidney Childs, dean of students, regarding the Code of Student Conduct. It will outline the serious consequences of violating quarantine.
  10. A trained SVSU contact tracer will check in with you daily during quarantine.
  11. When quarantine is complete, you will return to your off-campus housing and/or to face-to-face activities as normal with clearance from SVSU Contact Tracers and the Covenant Health Hotline..

During the entirety of your 10-14 day isolation, you must not leave your quarantine space.

Please contact with any health-related concerns; other questions and concerns can be directed to the NEST Info Line: 989-964-2110.

This document is subject to revision as CDC guidance and/or SVSU policies and procedures are updated.


NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096