Off-Campus Isolation Guide
The CDC calls for any COVID-19-positive person to isolate for at least five days. Visit Quarantine & Isolation Guide and Calculator 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.
- Stay home except to receive medical care or pick up prescriptions or to-go meals.
- Limit your footprint in the house, separating yourself from other people. Stay out of common areas and if possible, use a separate bedroom and bathroom.
- Monitor your symptoms. It is recommended to have a thermometer, pulse oximeter and fever medications on hand.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. Remain at least 6 feet from any roommates or housemates who may be delivering items to you. Make delivery as contactless as possible.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Have a supply of tissues and hand sanitizer. Clean your hands often. Ensure you have a supply of hand soap and hand sanitizer.
- If you are in shared space, clean all high-touch surfaces daily. Have a supply of disinfectant spray or wipes.
- Follow the advice of your medical provider.
- 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.