The summer arrival schedule with prearrival quarantine requirements for unvaccinated individuals is as follows: The arrival date will determine when the unvaccinated individual starts their 14-day prearrival quarantine. Vaccinated individuals do not have to do a prearrival quarantine but they should do their best to avoid exposure to other viruses.
|Start Prearrival Quarantine at Home If Unvaccinated||Arrive on Campus|
|June 3 (Unvaccinated Bilingual Assistants)||June 17 (Bilingual Assistants)|
|June 7 (Unvaccinated Faculty)||June 21 (Language Schools Faculty)|
|June 10 (Unvaccinated Students)||June 24 (Language Schools Students and Other Students|
Due to testing and quarantine requirements, arrivals must occur on the dates listed above.
14-Day Prearrival Quarantine Requirement for Unvaccinated Individuals
Prearrival Quarantine for Any Individuals Who Are NOT Fully Vaccinated
Any individuals, including Language Schools students or faculty/staff members living or working on campus, who are not fully vaccinated prior to arrival must quarantine for 14 days prior to traveling to campus, regardless of mode of transportation used to travel to campus. If you are working during this time period, you can continue to go to work provided that you follow all COVID-19 exposure control protocols.
The prearrival quarantine reduces the chance that an individual is infected with COVID-19 or other viruses before traveling to campus. Remember, some people with COVID-19, particularly young adults, may not experience symptoms but can still be infected and transmit COVID-19, even after having a negative test result. A negative test result can provide a false sense of security, because it only reflects a point in time and is not as effective in reducing transmission as a prearrival quarantine. Quarantine means staying away from and using precautions to reduce exposure to others. Quarantine requires that individuals do the following:
- Stay home and monitor their health conditions daily to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
- Wear cloth face coverings and maintain physical distancing when interacting with others living in the household is unavoidable. If there are others in the household with you, wear a face covering and ask everyone in the household to wear face coverings in shared spaces inside your home.
- Eat meals and sleep separately from others.
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Do any errands (shopping, appointments, prescription pickup, etc.) or farewell visits prior to the start of the prearrival quarantine.
Fully vaccinated students and employees are not required to complete a 14-day prearrival quarantine but should follow all CDC guidance and avoid situations such as large gatherings, where they could be exposed to COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses in the two weeks before arrival. Individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 can still become infected and transmit COVID-19 and other viruses such as flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) that have similar symptoms to COVID-19 and may require isolation while testing is being conducted, and can complicate diagnosis and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about the 14-Day Prearrival Quarantine
Q If I fly or take other public transportation to campus, does this break quarantine and negate the benefit of the 14-day prearrival quarantine requirement?
All unvaccinated individuals, regardless of their mode of travel back to campus, are required to complete the prearrival quarantine. The prearrival quarantine reduces the chances that an individual is infected with the virus before traveling to campus and is one of the most important ways students contribute to a healthy campus.
Individuals will then travel with precautions (wearing face coverings, practicing hand hygiene and physical distancing, avoiding crowded indoor spaces) to keep their exposure risk as low as possible. The arrival testing requirements are a way to identify any infection that may have occurred during travel.
Q While an individual is completing their prearrival quarantine, may others they live with go to work, to school, or out for other errands?
Yes. Quarantine means the individual stays home and away from others for 14 days. When in quarantine, other people in the home can go to work, school, or leave the house, and they’ll need to be the ones who pick up groceries and help take care of other things outside of the house while the individual is staying at home. The individual should remain away from others as much as possible while quarantining. If interactions with others in the household is unavoidable, maintain physical distancing and have everyone in the household wear face coverings if in common areas at the same time.
Q What if the location where an individual is completing their prearrival quarantine is not large enough for them to remain separate from others (for example, if they must share a bedroom)?
Individuals for whom a prearrival quarantine presents exceptional hardship may request exemption by emailing their program director or supervisor at least one week prior to the start date of their prearrival quarantine period. Requests for exemption sent less than one week prior to your prearrival quarantine start date will not be approved and will jeopardize your ability to return to campus. Exemptions will only be granted in cases of truly exceptional and compelling personal circumstances. Under no circumstances will an individual be allowed on campus without having completed a 14-day prearrival quarantine or having been granted an exemption. Students or employees granted an exemption will be required to do a seven-day room quarantine upon arrival to campus and will be released from room quarantine only after a negative Day 7 COVID-19 test result is received.
For anything routine that can be rescheduled, the appointment should be scheduled for either before the prearrival quarantine date or after the semester ends. If that is not possible, traveling directly to and from the appointment, maintaining physical distance from others (in waiting rooms, etc.), wearing a cloth face covering except when being examined or treated, and following hand hygiene practices would be a reasonable exception for most required medical visits. A breach in those measures or an unexpected exposure to COVID-19 during the 14-day prearrival quarantine could jeopardize the student’s ability to return to campus.