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GENERAL ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE INFORMATION

NOTE: If you live in University Housing, please refer specifically to the Resident Isolation and Quarantine Guide.

Quarantine and isolation for ill or potentially ill students

CCU’s procedures for quarantine and isolation align with the CDC and SCDHEC guidance.

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

Students who have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case should quarantine and follow the CDC guidelines:

  • Stay in your residence for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If possible, stay away from all other individuals, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms but have received a positive test) from people who are not infected.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 should stay in their residence, with the exception of receiving medical care, and isolate according to the CDC guidelines:

  • 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 roommates, if possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Avoid contact with other roommates.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when around other people, if you are able to.

Throughout quarantine and/or isolation, Student Health Services will continue to monitor the student as needed once they are aware of a positive COVID-19 test result. In addition:

  • If you were tested off-campus and Student Health Services is not aware, please take the following steps:
    • Notify Student Health Services by e-mail at covid@coastal.edu to provide that information.
    • Notify your professors of your need to participate in courses remotely for your period of isolation/quarantine, and let your professors know you have already notified Student Health Services.
    • Respond to any communication from CCU and/or local contact tracers promptly so as to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
    • Notify Student Health Services or your off-campus medical provider if symptoms change.
  • If you were tested on-campus at Student Health Services, please:
    • Do not need to take any additional steps to notify the University.
    • You are welcome to notify your professors of your need to participate in courses remotely for your period of isolation/quarantine, and let your professors know that Student Health Services is already aware. Student Health Services will provide you documentation of this via the MySHS portal.
    • Respond to any communication from CCU and/or local contact tracers promptly so as to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Notify Student Health Services if symptoms change.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS and LINKS

Public Safety Emergency 843-349-2911; Non-emergency 843-349-2177

Student Health Services 843-349-6543

Counseling Services 843-349-2305

Dean of Students 843-349-4161

University Housing 843-349-6400

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Telemental Health Appointment

Resident Isolation and Quarantine Guide PDF