Isolation and Quarantine

Our updated isolation and quarantine plans will help prevent and control the transmission of the coronavirus while ensuring students receive high-quality care.

Keeping the Community Safe

Any campus community member who tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as having been in close contact with an individual who tests positive will be directed to isolate or quarantine. Quarantine is used to keep anyone exposed to the virus away from others, while isolation is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

In this video, leaders from NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) provide an overview of what students can expect if they are placed in quarantine or isolation.

Here are the highlights of our plan:

  • We have designated 285 isolation and quarantine rooms for students living in on-campus housing with single entry, private bathroom, separate HVAC and amenities for reheating or storing food. This is an increase over the number of rooms we had available during the fall semester. 
  • On-campus isolation and quarantine spaces are outfitted with snacks, water, cleaning supplies, linens and other items students may need during their stay. 
  • Students living on campus can choose to quarantine or isolate in one of our designated rooms or at their permanent off-campus residence. Students living off campus can either quarantine or isolate in place or at their permanent residence. 
  • University staff will work with students on an individual plan for quarantine and isolation and provide regular check-ins throughout the process. 
  • Transportation to and from isolation and quarantine spaces on campus is available by request and is managed by Emergency Management and Mission Continuity with support from DASA, Fire and Life Safety and NC State University Police.
  • When students have  completed their stay in isolation or quarantine, they will be notified by Student Health Services and given access to medical follow-up.
  • Faculty and staff should quarantine or isolate at home.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Nov. 17, 2020.