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What to do when your roommate, apartment-mate or suitemate tests positive

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Guidance for sharing living spaces.

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Private Bedrooms

If you are sharing housing with a student who tests positive and everyone has private bedrooms, the student who tests positive will isolate in their room and everyone is advised to:

  • Stay inside your bedrooms with doors closed as much as possible.
  • Wear face coverings except when in the bathroom, eating, or in your bedroom.
  • Avoid entering the bathroom within 15 minutes of your apartment-mates.
  • Disinfect the bathroom and kitchen as often as possible.
  • Eat in separate rooms.
  • Avoid sharing personal items.

Students who test positive should avoid using the laundry room. Healthy students should review this COVID exposure guidance.

Temporary alternative housing may be available for students who have critical medical conditions (i.e. students undergoing cancer chemotherapy). If you have a critical medical condition and you have been instructed by your medical care team not to share a living space with a COVID-positive individual, contact Student Support.

Shared Sleeping Space

A COVID-positive undergraduate sharing a sleeping space with others should review this guidance on isolation.

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Please care for yourself and everyone around you.