Quarantine and Isolation

In coordination with our health-care and agency partners, we follow CDC guidelines when determining who will quarantine or isolate, and when.

Health Information

If you develop symptoms or your symptoms progress after hours, please call a physician or Public Safety (non-emergency: 860-768-7985; emergency: 860-768-7777) for assistance.


  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, must isolate.
  • Students can’t attend class in person, but are responsible for contacting professors to determine how to make up work.
  • Residential students must make every effort to return home for their isolation period.

Isolation Process

  1. Plan to isolate for 10 days.  
  2. On Day 5 (day 0 is the day you tested positive) if you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving, and you have been fever-free for 24 hours, schedule a rapid test at Health Services or through an urgent care center or physician’s office. 
  3. If you are negative, send a copy of your negative test to and await official clearance. The tracing team will call you to complete your clearance.
  4. Once you have been cleared by a tracer, you may leave isolation, but must always wear a mask when around others (even outside) for the next five days. 
  5. If you test positive, have a fever, and/or other symptoms on or after Day 5, continue to isolate for a full 10 days.   


Anyone who is exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 may have to quarantine.

Quarantine Process

  • You do not need to quarantine.
  • Wear a mask whenever you around other people (even outside).
  • Test on Day 5, or any time you develop symptoms. 
  •  You must quarantine.
  • Test on Day 5. If you are negative, you can leave quarantine and mask for five additional days both inside and outside.