The CDC calls for any COVID-19-positive person to isolate for at least five days. Visit the CDC's Isolation Guide for more information. Students who live off-campus and test positive for COVID-19 complete their isolation periods at home.
Emergency Signs: There are five emergency signs associated with COVID-19. If you experience any of these, please call 911 immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
All students are encouraged to have a plan for a potential COVID-19 diagnosis. If you and your roommates or housemates have not yet had a conversation or developed a plan for how you would handle a quarantine or isolation case in your off-campus residence, please do.
If you have to isolate with a positive test result, please reduce your circulation in your residence and in the community as much as possible. Additional CDC suggestions:
- Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
- Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
- Do not travel.
- Stay home (except to receive medical care or pick up prescriptions or to-go meals) and separate from others as much as possible.
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
- Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
- Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Pulse Oximeter
- Fever medications
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant spray or wipes
- Trash bags
Health Resources for Students
Student Health Center 757-221-4386
Pharmacy 757-221-2190. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday
If you have experienced more than one of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours unrelated to a chronic condition, you should reach out to a medical provider. Contact the Student Health Center or call (757) 221-4386, available 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Loss of taste
- Loss of smell
Until you are able to see your medical provider, follow simple precautions:
- Avoid having any close contact with others.
- Rest and treat symptoms as needed.
Meal Plans & Delivery
If you are a commuter student and have a meal plan, you may pick up to-go from William & Mary halls. Please wear a mask and limit contact with others.
Protect Delivery Workers
- Choose contactless delivery when it’s offered.
- When deliveries arrive, wait at least 30 seconds after the delivery worker leaves before opening your door to collect delivery.
- Wear your mask when collecting deliveries.
Pharmacy Deliveries: Many local pharmacies are offering free or affordable delivery. Check the websites of the pharmacies near you for more information.