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Quarantine Guidelines For Residential Students Who Have Tested Negative But Have Covid-19 Symptoms

  1. If you have tested negative, but have symptoms that are most likely due to COVID-19, such as shortness of breath or a loss of taste or smell, you must continue to quarantine.
  2. If you have received a negative test result from any lab except for Covenant MedExpress on Pierce Road or Michigan Health Labs, you must report your test result to
  3. Do not attend class in person. Notify your professors that you will be in quarantine. You must also notify your employers both on and off campus.
  4. Residential Life staff will contact you to review your Advanced Plan. If your Advanced Plan includes a permanent residence, you must quarantine at that location, with the exception of students living by themselves in a one-person unit.
  5. If you must wait for transportation to your permanent residence for quarantine, you must quarantine in your own room. Wear a mask and do not interact with your roommates. If you must wait for transportation overnight, you will be placed in an isolation unit until your transportation arrives. Wear a mask when traveling home with another person.
  6. If you must isolate on campus, you will be temporarily assigned to an isolation unit until you are cleared to exit isolation. You will turn in your normally-assigned room key during isolation.
  7. Residential Life staff will unlock your temporary isolation unit and observe your entry into the unit. They will also provide a supply pack that will include:
    a. Linen pack
    b. Toilet paper
    c. Cleaning supplies
    d. Basic toiletries, light snacks
    e. Dining Services menu
  8. Arrangements will be made for mail delivery, trash removal, and meal and supply delivery.
  9. A trained SVSU contact tracer will check in with you daily during quarantine.
  10. Your quarantine will end when all of the following conditions have been met and with clearance from SVSU Contact Tracers:
    a. It has been 10 days since the onset of symptoms.
    b. You have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
    c. Other symptoms have subsided (cough, shortness of breath, vomiting/diarrhea, etc.).
  11. You will receive a letter from Residential Life regarding the Code of Student Conduct. It will outline the serious consequences of violating quarantine.
  12. When isolation is complete, you will return to your original housing assignment.

During your entire quarantine period, you must not to leave your quarantine unit.

You must monitor your symptoms while in quarantine and notify and the Covenant Health Hotline if symptoms worsen. Call 9-1-1 in a health emergency.

Please contact with any health-related concerns; questions and concerns related to quarantine needs/services can be directed to 989-964-2987 or The Covenant Health Hotline is available Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Date: October 13, 2020

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


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