Clarification on Masking, Vaccination, and Quarantine

August 17, 2021

A Message from the Provost

I would like to provide clarity in regards to masking, vaccination, and quarantine.

In the event of a positive test result:

  • Students may be required to isolate off-campus depending on room availability (at the student’s expense and including meals) for the time consistent with best recommendations of local and state health officials at that time. These recommendations may also include an additional negative PCR test (at the expense of the student) before returning to campus for courses and activities.

In case of exposure to a positive case, the following guidelines apply:

  • Vaccinated persons will NOT need to quarantine.
  • Individuals who had a positive test within the last 90 days (or consistent with current recommendations) will NOT need to quarantine.
  • Masked individuals (when exposed to the positive case) will NOT need to quarantine (think a classroom).
  • Those who were not masked(at time of exposure), and are unvaccinated WILL need to quarantine for 14 days; a negative test during this time does NOT release one from quarantine. This quarantine MAY be off-campus depending on room availability and if off-campus, this will be at the expense of the student.
  • Roommates who are unvaccinated WILL need to quarantine.
  • Suitemates MAY need to quarantine. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • In the event of receiving a positive antigen test, a student/employee may submit within 48 hours the results of a subsequent PCR test. The cost of the subsequent PCR test will be the responsibility of the student/employee. A negative PCR test will release the student/employee from isolation.

Remember our 3 W’s – Wash (your hands), Wear (your mask indoors), and Watch (your distance).

Take care,

Dr. Travis Feezell
Provost