Self-Isolation Guide

The most recent CDC guidance on self-isolation and self-monitoring can be found here and here.

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. This includes any situation where you may come in close contact with others (face-to-face contact closer than 6 feet), such as social events, work, school, restaurants, and all public gatherings.

  • Stay in your room or at home and do not go to class or participate in any campus activities. (Work with your professors to arrange for remote access to classes, if appropriate.)
  • Do not go to work. Work with your supervisor and HR to explore working from home options, if appropriate.
  • Do not go to public events, meetings, social activities, or other group activities. Do not have others come to your home for social visits.
  • Avoid rideshare and public transportation.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your upper sleeve or a tissue. Never cough in the direction of someone else.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash laundry and dishes using hot water. If you can, use a washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms. If you develop a fever, cough, or sore throat, call your health care provider for advice, and share your travel history.

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