Quarantine and Isolation

What Happens If … ?

Students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate, regardless of vaccination status.

Isolation space on campus is limited. Non-residential students who test positive must isolate off campus. Residential students are asked to isolate off campus if possible (within a 200 mile radius of campus). Students who test positive and must remain on campus may be moved into a dedicated isolation space (with the exception of campus residents who have a single room).

Students should remain in their isolation space as often as possible, and in most cases, meals will be delivered.Students will be assigned a case manager who will check in daily to help answer questions and explain the process.

Academic accommodations will be made for students in isolation. Please follow the guidelines outlined in each course syllabus. Please let your professors know that you will not be attending class in person.

Students will be released from isolation and cleared to return to class on day six as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours. When released from isolation, strict mask use (KN95 or surgical) and grab-and-go dining is required for an additional five days.

Students who have tested positive will be exempt from the Babson testing protocol for 90 days. Eligible community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 should receive a booster as soon as they are released from isolation and have recovered.

Students who are fully vaccinated, including a booster if eligible, are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95) is required for 10 days and students should monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please email Health Services or call 781-239-6363.

Students who are fully vaccinated, but not yet eligible for a booster, are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95) is required for 10 days and students should monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please email Health Services or call 781-239-6363.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. Strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95) is required for 10 days and students should monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please email Health Services or call 781-239-6363.

Students who are unvaccinated or unboosted (but booster eligible) must quarantine for five days, followed by five days of strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95), if exposed to COVID-19.

Quarantine and isolation space on campus is limited. Non-residential students must quarantine off campus. Residential students are strongly encouraged to quarantine off campus if possible (within a 200 mile radius of campus).

Students who must quarantine on campus and are symptomatic may be moved to dedicated quarantine space (with the exception of campus residents who have a single room). Asymptomatic students may quarantine in their assigned rooms.

Residential students in quarantine should collect grab-and-go meals and remain masked at all times when outside of their room. Students with roommates and suitemates are considered households. As such, when not actively eating, drinking or sleeping, all household members are asked to mask as often as possible within their shared space. Guests are prohibited in rooms and suites where students are quarantining and students are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting common and high-touch surfaces often.

Academic accommodations will be made and students must follow the guidelines outlined in their course syllabus. Please let your professors know that you will not be attending class in person.

Students exposed to COVID-19 should monitor for symptoms for ten days. If you develop symptoms, please email Health Services or call 781-239-6363.

In order to be approved for release on day six, students must test negative on day five. Asymptomatic students quarantining on campus will test at the COVID-19 Testing Center in Webster; symptomatic students in quarantine should test at Health Services. Students quarantining off campus may come to campus to test on day five or obtain a rapid or PCR test off campus and contact Health Services at 781-239-6363.

If a student tests negative on day five, has no fever, and symptoms have improved, they will be cleared to return to class with strict mask use (KN95 or surgical).

Email Health Services or call 781-239-6363 immediately to schedule a test.

Isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19 …

You will enter an isolation protocol, regardless of vaccination status

5 days isolation + 5 days strict masking and grab-and-go meals*
*You are cleared to return to class on day six as long as you have been fever-free for 24 hours

Residential

Isolate off campus if possible.

If you must remain on campus, you may be moved into a dedicated space.

Campus residents with a single room will isolate in place.

Remain in your room and masked as often as possible.

In most cases, meals will be delivered.

Non-residential

Isolate off campus.

If sharing a household, remain in your own room/space, and masked as often as possible.

What to Know:

  • Notify professor. Attend class online or follow guidelines outlined in syllabus.
  • A case manager will check in regularly to help answer questions and explain the process.
  • When released from isolation, strict mask (KN95 or surgical) and grab-and-go meals are required for an additional five days.

Quarantine

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 …

… and you:

  • Are not fully vaccinated.
  • Are vaccinated but unboosted (but booster-eligible).

You will enter a quarantine protocol

5 days quarantine + negative test + 5 days strict masking*
*You are cleared to return to class on day six if you test negative on day five, have no fever, and any symptoms have improved.

Residential

Quarantine off campus if possible (within a 200 mile radius of campus).

If you stay on campus and are:

Symptomatic: may be moved to dedicated quarantine space (with the exception of campus residents who have a single room).

Asymptomatic: Quarantine in your assigned rooms.

Collect grab-and-go meals.

Remain masked at all times outside of your room.

Non-residential

Quarantine off campus.

If sharing a household, remain in your own room/space, and masked as often as possible.


WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Notify professor. Attend class online or follow guidelines outlined in syllabus.
  • Strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95) is required for 10 days.

… and you:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
  • Are vaccinated and boosted.
  • Are vaccinated and not yet eligible for a booster.

AND are NOT experiencing symptoms

  1. You are not required to quarantine.
  2. Strict mask use (surgical, N95 or KN95) is required for 10 days.
  3. Monitor for symptoms and contact Babson Health Services if you develop any symptoms.