UMD has developed a plan to provide isolation & quarantine housing for on-campus residential students. Please note that UMD does not have quarantine & isolation spaces available for students living off-campus, faculty, staff, or community members.
If you have any questions related to COVID-19 or potential isolation or quarantine, please contact UMD Health Services.
If you feel ill and/or have COVID-19 symptoms
If you feel ill and/or are displaying COVID-19 symptoms you should take a COVID-19 test. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
Additionally, rapid at home antigen test kits are available for on-campus residents at the Housing office (LSH 149) M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19
You will need to isolate yourself away from others while you recover. You may remain in your existing room or apartment during your isolation time period. The CDC has an interactive calculator on their website that will help inform you of the duration of your isolation. Most isolation periods are between 5 and 10 days. The CDC’s calculator may also recommend wearing a face covering for a period of time after your isolation to ensure you do not infect others.
See below for further instructions on what you can and cannot do during isolation.
If you have had an exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
If you have had an exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may need to complete a quarantine period. The CDC has an interactive calculator on their website that will recommend next steps, including testing, whether you need to quarantine and if so, for how long. The CDC’s calculator may also recommend wearing a face covering for a period of time to ensure you do not infect others if you do end up contracting COVID-19.
See below for further instructions on what you can and cannot do during quarantine.
If you have been instructed to isolate or quarantine
If you have been advised to isolate or quarantine, you should plan to primarily spend your time in your room or apartment. You should inform your roommate(s) of your situation and discuss expectations about sharing your living space during this time.
You may leave your room or apartment while wearing a N95 or KN95 mask for the following reasons:
- To use the bathroom (in residence halls)
- To get to go meals from the dining center or other restaurant
- To get groceries or pharmacy items
- To attend medical appointments
You should not leave your room for any other easons, including:
- To attend class
- To work at a job
- To socialize with friends
- To hangout in public spaces on or off campus
- To eat meals at the dining center or other restaurant