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The following guidelines are based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  

Isolation and Quarantine

Primary Isolation Location: Comfort Suites, 904 Dover Rd. Wooster, OH 44691. Students may housed in a designated isolation space on campus or in their residence space depending on current lodging capacity requirements. 

Students, testing positive for COVID-19, must isolate, avoiding close contact with others, for a period of five (5) full days and then may resume normal activities, as long as the individual has been fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medication and symptoms are improving and have tested negative using a rapid antigen test. Students who resume normal activities, after day 5, must mask in public spaces for the balance of 10 full days, regardless of current mask requirement.  

  • Upon the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and/or testing positive, Students must wear a face-mask and self-isolate immediately until contacted by the College. 
  • Students must report their positive test via the self-report form.
  • Students should notify their close contacts and faculty.  
  • While isolating, students are not permitted to leave their rooms, unless receiving permission from The Dean of Students Office.  

Students who are found in violation of the Isolation policy will be referred to the Campus Conduct Process.  

Ending Isolation

If you have been fever-free for 24 hours, without taking medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, and your other symptoms are improving, you may be able to end isolation after five days: 

  • Day zero: Your positive test date (the date you took the test), begin isolation. 
    • Day zero through Day 5: Remain in isolation. 
  • Day 6: If you have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication and your other symptoms are improving, take a rapid antigen test. 
    • If your test result is positive, stay in isolation. 
    • If your test result is negative, you can end isolation. Continue to wear a face mask, take your meals to-go, and do not dine with others until after Day 10. 
  • Day 8: If you are still in isolation, and you have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication and your other symptoms are improving, take a rapid antigen test. 
    • If your test result is positive, stay in isolation. 
    • If your test result is negative, you can end isolation. Continue to wear a face mask, take your meals to-go, and do not dine with others until after Day 10. 
  • Day 11: If you are still in isolation, you can end isolation as long as you have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication and your other symptoms are improving. Continue to follow the current mask policy.

All Covid related questions can be directed to wooster-covid-19@wooster.edu