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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 the information below to determine if you are a high or lower-risk close contact, and then follow the guidance below.

Shared Sleeping Space

If you are COVID-negative student sharing a sleeping space with a COVID-positive student, please consider these options:

  • Remaining in place, if the room configuration supports it.
  • Moving to a COVID-negative friend’s room temporarily. 
  • Temporarily moving to a vacant room or off-campus hotel space reserved by the university. If you would like to temporarily move, contact Undergraduate Student Support at 650-505-3682.
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Please care for yourself and everyone around you.