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What to do when you test positive

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Making arrangements for meal delivery and medical care for undergraduates who are permitted to isolate in their rooms. 

Who can isolate in their room? Undergraduates who live in EVGR-A, Mirrielees and Suites with private bedrooms and single-occupancy bathrooms, and others who cannot be accommodated at our Q/I Housing Front Desk.

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COVID-19 Isolation - Student Information Form

If you are permitted to isolate in your room according to the criteria above, complete this form to report your positive test results and to begin receiving support services such as meal delivery. Then read the information below to become more acquainted with the expectations and resources in place for you.

Access the Student Information Form

Daily needs: meal delivery, medical care, your campus resources

Throughout this process, it is our hope that you will continue to engage in academics (to the extent the severity of your illness allows it and if applicable) and practice a daily routine that includes tending to your health, well-being, dietary needs, and non-in person social communication. We are here to ensure you have access to appropriate campus resources so that you are well supported. 

Meal delivery  

Meals will be tailored for dietary restrictions and allergies based on the information you have submitted.    

Isolate in Place Meal Delivery FAQ

Medical care

Throughout your isolation period, please continue to be in regular contact with Vaden Health Services at 650.498.2336. Here is how to reach Vaden after hours. 


Leave your garbage outside your room door on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Custodial teams will pick up and dispose of garbage in the clear plastic bag that R&DE Dining is providing with meal deliveries.

Academic needs

We encourage you to reference your course syllabi and email your professors and your academic advisor so that they know that you will be unable to participate in in-person academic activities. Contact your Undergraduate Advising Director for assistance. If you can't get to the bookstore to pick up books you need for class, order the books online and then after you receive an email from the bookstore confirming your books are ready for pickup, fill out this form for delivery to your room.

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During isolation

What does it mean for you to be in isolation?  Being in isolation means preserving your health, safety, and well-being along with that of your community. The isolation period is necessary anytime a student tests positive for COVID-19. Although you will be in “isolation,” our goal is for you to still feel connected and well-supported. 

What is expected of me while in isolation? If you are experiencing new or worsening symptom, notify your medical provider, Vaden Health Services or the Sports Medicine Team. CDC guidance can be found here

You may temporarily leave isolation for medical attention or if you have been permitted to do so by a medical expert. If you leave, you MUST wear a face mask fully covering your nose, mouth, and chin, and you MUST return to your room immediately afterward.  

What should I refrain from doing while in isolation? Do not leave isolation until you are released by medical professionals. Here's information on how to share space if you have a roommate, suitemate or apartment-mate.

Do not use laundry rooms. 

Do not have visitors. Do not have others come to your space for visits of any kind.  

Do not go to any in-person events, meetings, social activities, or other group activities. If you have questions about leaving your space, please contact your medical provider, Vaden Health Services, or the Sports Medicine Team if you are a varsity athlete.  

Do not go to work. Communicate with your supervisor and HR to explore remote work options.    

Additional campus resources

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What should I do after I’ve completed my period in isolation? You can only be cleared to leave isolation under medical advice.