Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 regarding isolation.
Students who test positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or not, should immediately complete this form.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or not, should immediately complete this form.
Isolation is five full days following the date of first symptoms or the positive test date if no symptoms. This is followed by strict mask use around others for an additional five days. For those additional five days, this includes not eating around others. Completing isolation is contingent upon all symptoms having improved and being fever free for 24-hours without the aid of medication.
Until the isolation period is over, these requirements must be followed:
Individuals who are a primary contact with a known positive individual are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after exposure. Quarantine is no longer required.
A primary contact is defined as someone who was within six feet of a confirmed positive individual for a minimum of 15 minutes, regardless of face covering usage.
Residential students who test positive for COVID-19 will be relocated to a designated residence hall. They will also have the option to return home for the isolation period.
A student who must isolate should plan to bring the following items with them to their temporary isolation room:
Meals will be delivered three times each day to students living in an isolation room.
Rooms in the designated isolation residence hall or Drake property are equipped with a bed, lamp, microwave, refrigerator, and Wi-Fi.
No. The residence hall and campus properties designated for this purpose will only be made available to on-campus residential students who need to isolate.