Isolation & Quarantine

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus will require the entire Bucknell community to make adjustments to our daily lives in order to prioritize safety and health. This includes the possibility of quarantining in your residence or moving to off-campus isolation housing provided by the University.

Isolation separates people who are known or reasonably believed to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus from those who are not infected.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, you will be moved to isolation housing for a minimum of five days and released on day six if your symptoms have resolved or improved.

Quarantine separates people who are believed to have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus from others who have not been exposed.

  • If you have had close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you may be instructed to quarantine in isolation housing or your off-campus residence. The length of quarantine depends on your individual circumstances and may be shortened with a negative test taken through the University. Outside test results will not be accepted.

Full details about quarantine and isolation protocols and what you must do if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has can be found in the Student Guide to Quarantine, Isolation & Contact Tracing

Student Guide to Quarantine, Isolation & Contact Tracing

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