Quarantine and Isolation Overview
Quarantine (as defined by the CDC) is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
At Rutgers University-New Brunswick, residential students will be required to quarantine for specific reasons, including:
- Quarantine due to coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
- Quarantine due to travel from international location or a state other than New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, or Pennsylvania as outlined by the State of New Jersey Guidelines
Isolation (as defined by the CDC) keeps people who are sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others.
Quarantine and isolation housing will be provided for students with Rutgers- New Brunswick housing contracts as an option if students do not elect to or cannot return home to their permanent residence. If student have transportation, they can move themselves to their quarantine or isolation housing location. Otherwise, students will be moved to living spaces specifically for quarantine or isolation, respectively. Students will be moved for the safety of themselves and others to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.