Denison will provide significant support to students in isolation and quarantine, including:
Food: Bon Appetit will provide meals. They’ll be in contact with you about options.
Note: For students on meal plans, this will be deducted from their declining balance. For seniors not on a meal plan, this will be billed to their Student Account; thus, it’s important to account for those costs in your personal budgeting or to elect to be on a meal plan.
Healthcare: If you are in isolation, each day a staff member will conduct telehealth appointments with you. In addition, you will be provided with a kit to assist you with symptom tracking and management: thermometer, hand soap, hand sanitizer, medications for fever-reducing and discomfort.
Laundry: Each residence hall designated for isolation and quarantine has laundry facilities that can be used, as long as you wear a mask and follow proper precautions.
Academics: Because each course has been designed for students who are studying both on-campus and remotely, any student in isolation or quarantine should still be able to continue with their coursework from their quarantine/isolation space, depending on their symptoms. We recommend you email your professors to let them know you’ve moved into quarantine or isolation space and will need to participate in classes remotely.
Counseling Services: Students will continue to have access to 1-1 counseling remotely and could also participate in remote group counseling sessions.
Check In Phone Calls: Faculty, staff, coaches and friends will be in regular contact to check in on students in isolation and quarantine.
Social Life Engagement: Denison is designing some virtual social activities, for instance trivia night, so that students studying remotely, and those in isolation and quarantine, will be able to participate.
Phone Call from Contact Tracers: Because those in isolation tested positive for COVID-19, Denison’s contact tracing team will contact you to ask you some questions about who you may have come in contact with during a specific time period. Questions they might ask include:
- Who are your roommates?
- Have you had any intimate partners in the last two weeks?
- Who have you had contact with (within 6 feet) for at least 15 minutes?
- Have you traveled off-campus at all in this time period?
- Have you attended any in-person student organization meetings?
- Have you worked or studied with any students in this time period?
To help us aggressively contain the spread of COVID, we ask that you be very prompt and thorough in your response to contact tracers.
It’s important for students in quarantine and isolation to respond to calls, texts and emails from Denison staff, as these will be our primary methods of contacting you.