Directive to Quarantine

(Sent to residents as their house was quarantined)

You are receiving this notice as a part of NC State’s COVID-19 contact tracing program because you  may have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Accordingly, in order to protect the health and safety of the university community, you are directed to quarantine.  This quarantine period begins today, _____, and will end when you are cleared by Student Health Services.  Typically the quarantine period is 14 days, but could be shorter or longer based on the ongoing medical evaluation of your contact. At this point, you will be able to remain in your current housing assignment during the quarantine period. 

Quarantine is used to separate those that are exposed and not yet ill. A person is most infectious when they first develop symptoms and up to two days beforehand. Being in quarantine keeps others safe should the person in quarantine develop COVID-19. Testing indicates infection. It does not indicate exposure nor can it predict that a person will or will not become infected in the future. A negative test while in quarantine does not change the decision to put a person in quarantine or the duration.

During the quarantine period, you must restrict contact with others, are not allowed to have visitors, and must remain within your house at all times, except in limited circumstances  You may leave your house to travel to your permanent residence in order to quarantine at home or for a medical emergency.  You should not congregate in shared spaces, and you must wear a face covering anytime you are outside of your bedroom.

You may also choose to quarantine at home during the quarantine period.  If you choose to quarantine at home, you will not be permitted to return to NC State’s campus or university-sponsored in-person activities until the quarantine period has ended and you have received confirmation that you are able to return.  Therefore, if you decide to quarantine at home you should take anything with you that you would need for the duration of the quarantine period.  Please let your CRD/HD know if you are planning to leave so we have an accurate count of residents in the chapter house.  

Every member of the Wolfpack has the responsibility to act in accordance with all university policies and guidelines, including the Community Standards that have been developed specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your compliance with this quarantine directive is a part of these Community Standards, and failure to abide by or follow this directive could subject you to disciplinary or administrative action.

Remember, being a part of the Pack means we are accountable together, and we take responsibility for our own health, decisions, and the protection of others. We collectively work to help keep the NC State community safe from the spread of COVID-19, so that we all can continue our time on campus and all the benefits and resources that it has to offer.  

Further instructions in relation to the quarantine are provided below.  

INSTRUCTIONS IF REMAINING IN HOUSING DURING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD:

Food/Meals

  • Do not order food from restaurants, GrubHub, UberEats, or other food delivery services. 
  • Do not ask friends, family, or anyone to bring you food.  
  • If you have an in house meal plan, that service will be provided by your house corporation.  
  • If you do not have a meal plan, University Dining can provide you with meals at a cost of $15/day.  

Entry Into Your Space by University Staff

Residents in quarantine are not permitted to have guests or visitors or to leave the space (except for medical support). If a University Official must enter your space, residents must follow a specific entry protocol. The protocol includes: 

  • A University Official will announce their arrival and the need to enter your space.
  • Place a provided medical mask over your nose and mouth. 
  • Isolate yourself in the bedroom or bathroom furthest from the main entry door and close the bedroom/bathroom door prior to entry by the University Official. 
  • Remain in the bedroom or bathroom with the door closed until given an all clear by the entering University Official. 

Resources 

For Emergencies:

  • In the event of an emergency, contact NC State University Police by calling 919.515.3000 and inform them that you are staying in quarantine housing. Provide them with your specific room number.  State your emergency.  University personnel will respond as appropriate to the emergency for which you are calling.  
  • If there is a facilities issue in your space, please check in with your House Director or Chapter Resident Director.  If the issue is not able to be resolved, note that Fraternity and Sorority Life may require that you move to another quarantine space within Fraternity and Sorority Life while repairs are being made.

Support During Self-Quarantine:

If you have questions, please connect with your Chapter Resident Director or House Director.  Should you prefer to quarantine at home, you may leave, but should take anything with you that you would need for the duration of the 14 days as you will not be permitted to return to the facility.  Please let your CRD/HD know if you are planning to leave so we have an accurate count of residents in the chapter house. Again, leaving quarantine is only allowed for medical emergencies, or if you are traveling home/to your permanent residence.