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When a student is symptomatic or tests positive with symptoms and resides on campus

Protocols Effective 1 January 2022​

CDC Guidance On When To Quarantine

Upon receiving revised guidance from the CDC, the following revisions are now in place for isolation and quarantine:

If you are a student who resides on campus and you either have symptoms of or test positive with symptoms for COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate until cleared.  If you wish to leave campus to return home, contact University Housing at 318.342.5247 to make arrangements.

If you will self-isolate on campus, University Housing may relocate you to units designated for isolation.  A member of Student Affairs will frequently check on you and will assist with accommodations for dining and coursework.

Where possible, after 24 hours has passed, the impacted room and any common areas will be cleaned.

The student will be able to return to in-person activities once the following has been satisfied:

Isolation protocols

We are adopting the updated CDC protocols for isolation of individuals who’ve tested positive for the virus. If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status:

If you have a fever, you must continue to isolate until your fever resolves without the aid of fever-reducing medication.

Quarantine protocols

If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, there are specific guidelines depending on your vaccination status.


*Prior to return to on-campus activities, you will be asked to sign the University certification form found here.  This form should be returned to Student Affairs. 


CDC information on when to quarantine – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html