• Off-Campus Student Experiencing Symptoms

    Based upon your symptoms you will need to quarantine in your off-campus residence while you await the results of your Covid test. 

    What to do:

    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
    • If you are in a shared space within your home such as a kitchen or a bathroom, use the space without others present and wipe down any surfaces you touch before you leave.
    • Wear a mask when around other people in your home.
    • You should only leave your home for essential activities such as seeking medical attention, to get food to go, or for individual exercise. Should you need to leave your home for an essential reason, you should ensure that you are properly wearing your face covering and maintain social distance with others at all times

    Please continue completing the daily Health Symptom Checker and follow the instructions given to you by medical professionals.

    Violation of these quarantine expectations may result in a review through the student conduct process. 

    You are not permitted to attend classes in person until you receive a test and it is negative. You should contact your professors directly to arrange to stay current with your coursework and discuss the potential to make up any missed assignments. Your professors are in the best position to determine how your absences may affect your class performance. 

  • On-Campus Student Experiencing Symptoms

    Based upon your symptoms you will need to quarantine in your individual room while you await the results of your Covid test. 

    You are permitted to leave your room only for essential activities such as seeking medical attention to get food, for individual exercise, or individual time outside. Should you need to leave your room for an essential reason, you should ensure that you are properly wearing your face covering and maintain social distance with others at all times.  You should continue to self-monitor your health and contact us at 202-774-0782 if you start to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or need any assistance. You should also take extra care to disinfect any common surfaces you utilize including sinks, toilets and showers.

    Hot/Prepared food from Chartwells, our food service provider, will be available for pick up from the Law School Cafeteria (map below)  Monday - Friday Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00-1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-7:00 pm Weekends Brunch 10:30 am – 11:30 am and Dinner 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  You must immediately exit the Columbus School of Law after picking up your meal.  You are not permitted to linger or remain in the meal pick-up location or access any other locations within the building.  

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    Should you need to pick up any packages from the mailroom during your quarantine, you should identify a friend who can pick up the package for you and email them with your specific approval to pick up a package for you, and include the date they can pick up the package. Your friend should print the email and bring it with them to the mailroom.

    Violation of these quarantine expectations may result in a review through the student conduct process.

    You are not permitted to attend classes in person until your receive a test and it is negative. You should contact your professors directly to arrange to stay current with your coursework and discuss the potential to make up any missed assignments. Your professors are in the best position to determine how your absences may affect your class performance. 

    If you choose to go home to quarantine or have any questions please contact our covid management team at 202-774-0782 or through email at cua-covidtesting@cua.edu.

  • Close Contact who has received a COVID booster

    Current CDC guidance indicates that you do not need to quarantine at this time, however, you must be tested 5 days after your exposure and wear a mask around others, both indoors and out, for 10 full days. You are permitted to attend classes and should continue with standard precautions such as social distancing, wearing a facial covering, monitoring your health, and taking your temperature daily. 

    You can calculate the earliest date at which you may be tested by taking the date of your last exposure and adding 5 days (Exposure 1/1 should be tested no earlier than 1/6). If you are living with a positive person you should contact the Office of the Dean of Students to determine when you should schedule your test.  If you become symptomatic at any time you should refer to links for symptomatic students and fill out the Covid Testing Intake form selecting a date of testing as soon as possible. If you are on campus you should call 202-774-0782. If you receive a positive test you will be instructed to isolate.

  • Close Contact who is not boosted, but has completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months

    Current CDC guidance indicates that you do not need to quarantine at this time, however, you must be tested 5 days after your exposure and wear a mask around others, both indoors and out, for 10 full days. You are permitted to attend classes and should continue with standard precautions such as social distancing, wearing a facial covering, monitoring your health, and taking your temperature daily. 

    You can calculate the earliest date at which you may be tested by taking the date of your last exposure and adding 5 days (Exposure 1/1 should be tested no earlier than 1/6). If you are living with a positive person you should contact the Office of the Dean of Students to determine when you should schedule your test.  If you become symptomatic at any time you should refer to links for symptomatic students and fill out the Covid Testing Intake form selecting a date of testing as soon as possible. If you are on campus you should call 202-774-0782. If you receive a positive test you will be instructed to isolate.

  • Close Contact who is not boosted, but has completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

    Current CDC guidance indicates that you do not need to quarantine at this time, however, you must be tested 5 days after your exposure and wear a mask around others, both indoors and out, for 10 full days. You are permitted to attend classes and should continue with standard precautions such as social distancing, wearing a facial covering, monitoring your health, and taking your temperature daily. 

    You can calculate the earliest date at which you may be tested by taking the date of your last exposure and adding 5 days (Exposure 1/1 should be tested no earlier than 1/6). If you are living with a positive person you should contact the Office of the Dean of Students to determine when you should schedule your test.  If you become symptomatic at any time you should refer to links for symptomatic students and fill out the Covid Testing Intake form selecting a date of testing as soon as possible. If you are on campus you should call 202-774-0782. If you receive a positive test you will be instructed to isolate.

  • On-Campus Student who is unvaccinated (or not boosted yet eligible to have been) who is a Close Contact

    For individuals identified as close contacts who are NOT VACCINATED OR have NOT BEEN boosted OR who completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OVER 6 months ago OR who completed the primary series of J&J vaccine OVER 2 months ago.

    Based upon your exposure to someone positive for Covid-19 you will quarantine for 5 full days after exposure and get tested no earlier than day 5 after your exposure. You must wear a mask around others, both indoors and out, for 10 full days.

    Students who are placed in quarantine will be required to take a PCR test no sooner than 5 days after their last contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID.  If the results of that test are negative, students may end their quarantine.  If the results are positive, students will be moved into isolation protocols. 

    You can calculate the earliest date at which you may be tested by taking the date of your last exposure and adding 5 days (last exposure on 1/1 should be tested no earlier than 1/6).  A staff member will be in contact with you to confirm your quarantine release date. Should you test positive, you will enter the isolation protocol and be relocated to another space on campus.

    You are permitted to leave your room only for essential activities such as seeking medical attention to get food, for individual exercise, or individual time outside. Should you need to leave your room for an essential reason, you should ensure that you are properly wearing your face covering and maintain social distance with others at all times.  You should continue to self-monitor your health and contact us at 202-774-0782 if you start to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or need any assistance. You should also take extra care to disinfect any common surfaces you utilize including sinks, toilets and showers.

    Hot/Prepared food from Chartwells, our food service provider, will be available for pick up from the Law School Cafeteria (map below)  Monday - Friday Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00-1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-7:00 pm Weekends Brunch 10:30 am – 11:30 am and Dinner 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  You must immediately exit the Columbus School of Law after picking up your meal.  You are not permitted to linger or remain in the meal pick-up location or access any other locations within the building.  

    quarantine-meals.png

    Should you need to pick up any packages from the mailroom during your quarantine, you should identify a friend who can pick up the package for you and email them with your specific approval to pick up a package for you, and include the date they can pick up the package. Your friend should print the email and bring it with them to the mailroom.

    Violation of these quarantine expectations may result in a review through the student conduct process.

    You are not permitted to attend classes in person until your quarantine has been complete.  You should to contact your professors directly to arrange to stay current with your coursework and discuss the potential to make up any missed assignments. Your professors are in the best position to determine how your absences may affect your class performance. 

     If you choose to go home to quarantine or have any questions please contact our covid management team at  202-774-0782 or through email at cua-covidtesting@cua.edu.

  • Off-Campus Student who is unvaccinated (or not boosted yet eligible to have been) who is a Close Contact

    For individuals identified as close contacts who are NOT VACCINATED OR have NOT BEEN boosted OR who completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OVER 6 months ago OR who completed the primary series of J&J vaccine OVER 2 months ago.

    Based upon your exposure to someone positive for Covid-19 you will quarantine for 5 full days after exposure and get tested no earlier than day 5 after your exposure. You must wear a mask around others, both indoors and out, for 10 full days.

    Students who are placed in quarantine will be required to take a PCR test no sooner than 5 days after their last contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID.  If the results of that test are negative, students may end their quarantine.  If the results are positive, students will be moved into isolation protocols. 

    You can calculate the earliest date at which you may be tested by taking the date of your last exposure and adding 5 days (last exposure on 1/1 should be tested no earlier than 1/6).  A staff member will be in contact with you to confirm your quarantine release date. 

    Should you test positive you would receive instructions to isolate off-campus. 

    What to do:

    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
    • If you are in a shared space within your home such as a kitchen or a bathroom, use the space without others present and wipe down any surfaces you touch before you leave.
    • Wear a mask when around other people in your home.
    • You should only leave your home for essential activities such as seeking medical attention, to get food to go, or for individual exercise. Should you need to leave your home for an essential reason, you should ensure that you are properly wearing your face covering and maintain social distance with others at all times

    Please continue completing the daily Health Symptom Checker and follow the instructions given to you by medical professionals.

    Violation of these quarantine expectations may result in a review through the student conduct process. 

    You are not permitted to attend classes in person until your quarantine is complete. You should contact your professors directly to arrange to stay current with your coursework and discuss the potential to make up any missed assignments. Your professors are in the best position to determine how your absences may affect your class performance.

  • Antigen Test Instructions

    Please click on this link for the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test User Instructions