All students on campus will be in onboarding quarantine for at least two negative on-campus COVID-19 tests that will likely be 6-7 days in duration.
If you are coming to Connecticut from a Travel Advisory State (“affected state”) or are traveling from outside the United States you may have a longer onboarding quarantine up to 14 days from the day that you departed the affected state or from abroad (the number of days may be less than 14 if you spent any of the previous 14 days in a state that is not an affected state).
Students will be moving out of onboarding quarantine in a staggered manner. For example, on the early end of the arrival schedule, students arriving on campus Aug. 24 will likely have their second test result by Saturday, Aug. 29. On the later end of the arrival schedule, students arriving on campus Aug. 28 will likely have their second test result Sept. 3. It will be critical for everyone to abide by their particular quarantine period despite the fact that peers and friends may receive their second test result sooner and not have to be in quarantine.
In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy start to the semester and minimize contact between people during the transition period to campus, classes will begin in a remote format with in-person classes beginning Sept. 11. This date coincides with the first day that the last group of students who moved in will have completed a 14 day quarantine.
The State of Connecticut defines onboarding quarantine (self-quarantine in Connecticut State language) as follows:
“Self-quarantine means to stay home or in your designated self-quarantine location, separate yourself from others, and monitor your health. You should not enter any public places, including, but not limited to, restaurants, pools, meeting rooms, or gatherings, during the mandatory period of self-quarantine. You can go for a walk if not around other people. A self-quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. The self-quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.”
IF YOU LIVE ON CAMPUS while in onboarding quarantine, you must stay on campus property at all times. During this period of time, you can do the following:
Go to a dining services location to pick up a carry-out meal
Retrieve a package at a designated pick-up location on campus
Go to the testing center to continue your testing regimen
Use a laundry room in your building
Use the assigned restroom on your floor in your building
Go for a walk or run on-campus property (you may walk in the Arboretum)
Go to Student Health Services
When outside of your room, you must wear a face mask or covering and maintain at least a six foot distance from others. Moving about the campus, as noted above, must be done alone and contact with others in person should be minimized.
IF YOU LIVE OFF CAMPUS renting or commuting while in onboarding quarantine, you must stay in your rental property/home with the exception of the following:
At the Conn College campus:
Go to a dining services location to pick up a carry-out meal (if you have a meal plan)
Go to the package pick-up location on campus to retrieve a package
Go to the testing center to continue with your testing regimen
Go to Student Health Services
You may also go for a walk or run in your neighborhood where your rental property or home is located.
When outside of your rental property or home, you must wear a face mask or covering and maintain at least a six foot distance from others. Moving about, as noted above, must be done alone and contact with others in person should be minimized. During this period of time you may not go to stores, restaurants or other public spaces.