Ohio University

Quarantine & Isolation Housing

Ohio University provides quarantine/isolation housing for students living on campus who are paying room and board fees. There are four COVID-related scenarios that could result in a student needing Q/I housing:

  1. Isolation housing for COVID-19 positive individuals
  2. Isolation housing for symptomatic individuals awaiting test results
  3. Quarantine housing for students who are have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case
  4. Quarantine housing for students traveling to campus from high-risk places

Students who are awaiting COVID-19 results and are also experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be assigned to symptomatic isolation housing. If the student's test result is positive, they will be moved to isolation housing for at least 10 days.

Please note that university-provided quarantine and isolation housing is only available to students living on-campus and paying room and board fees. 


All students assigned to isolation or quarantine housing will be provided with the following:

  • Microfridge

  • Private/semi-private bath

  • Linens

  • Transportation to the quarantine/isolation hall

  • Coordination of meals

  • Care package of snacks

  • Support chats with the Counselor in Residents on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00–9:00 p.m. via Teams. Students will receive this link in their email follow-up message from the department.

  • Routine follow-up by an assigned COVID-19 Campus Liaison 

  • Information in the room for students about expectations and how to access staff for questions or emergency needs

  • Isolation Housing: COVID-19 Positive


    Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be assigned to isolation housing for at least 10 days.

  • Isolation Housing: Symptomatic & Awaiting Test Results


    Students who are awaiting COVID-19 results and are also experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be assigned to symptomatic isolation housing. If the student's test result is positive, they will be moved to isolation housing for at least 10 days.

     

  • Quarantine Housing: COVID-19 Exposure Contact


    Students who have been identified through contact tracing will be assigned to quarantine housing typically for 14 days.

     

  • Quarantine Housing: Travel Advisory Risk


    Students traveling to campus from states listed as a travel advisory and any foreign country will be assigned to quarantine housing for 14 days.