Read the Quarantine FAQ for detailed information on the quarantine process and duration.
- Return to/stay in your current Housing Placement
- You will need to immediately return to (or remain in) your current housing placement. You will not be able to leave your room after you are placed into quarantine
- If you would like to return home to quarantine in your permanent residence, you are able to do so.
Monitor Your Symptoms
You will be expected to check your temperature each day and monitor your symptoms.
Report any symptoms on your Quarantine Survey and call Health Services with any concerns or questions.
If you get tested and receive a positive test, you will need to report your result on your Daily Health Screening and call Health Services immediately.
Order Your Meals
While you are in quarantine, Butler Dining will be unable to provide you with meals. Please follow the instructions for outside food deliveries below.
Health Services will communicate with you regarding when you are permitted to end quarantine.
Health Services Notice
If you develop symptoms while in quarantine, please contact Health Services (during business hours) to make an appointment (317-940-9385) and report your symptoms on your Quarantine Survey. If you experience a medical emergency, call BUPD and they will alert Emergency Medical Services to take you to the emergency room.
Complete the Isolation Housing Form.
A member of the contact tracing team will call you to conduct a check-in on Day 5 of your quarantine.
Read the Quarantine FAQ for details on when you will be released from quarantine.
Take Care of You
BU|BeWell is here to help with your well-being during quarnaitne.
Rules and Regulations
When you returned to campus, you signed an affirmation that you understand and accept your responsibilities as a member of our community. That affirmation states the following:
“Violations of this agreement could result in sanctions as outlined in the Butler Student Handbook up to, and including, permanent dismissal from campus. Such violations could have significant impact, including cancellation of a student’s campus housing and/or cancellation of course enrollment—resulting in possible forfeiture of paid tuition and fees.”
During your quarantine period, you are expected to follow a specific set of rules and regulations. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations will result in removal from campus.
Quarantine Rules and Regulations:
- Remain in quarantine until you are formally discharged by a Contact Tracer.
- Do not tleave your pod, suite, or apartment.
- Please limit your time in the shared spaces of your room (especially when other roommates are present) and wear a mask while outside of your individual room.
- Do not have guests come over to your room, for any reason.
- Do not visit students quarantining in other rooms or buildings.
- Continue to attend virtual classes if you are in quarantine and not experiencing symptoms.
- Email the Isolation Housing Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are having symptoms and need someone to notify your professors that you are unable to attend class.
We will not disclose why you are unable to attend class
You will be expected to work with your faculty to make up missed assignments
Food Delivery (Outside of Butler Dining)
- Delivery instructions will need to be provided for the food to be left at the front desk or exterior door of the building (apartments).
- As students in quarantine are not permitted to leave their room, someone will need to then bring the food inside and leave it outside of your door.
- The cost of these meals will be at the student’s own expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Should I still attend classes if they are virtual?
- Yes, it is expected that you are still attending virtual classes while in quarantine. If classes are in-person, you will not be able to attend.
- If you need someone to notify your professros that you are unable to attend class, please email the Isolation Housing Coordinator (email@example.com).
- It is your responsibility to make up missed work. We encourage you to work directly with your professors to make up assignments, per the syllabus.
- Can I return home to quarantine?
What should I do if I begin experiencing symptoms?
- What happens if I received a postive COVID-19 test result while in quarantine?
- Complete the Isolation Housing Form.
- Report your positive test to Health Services (317-940-9385) if you were tested off campus.
- View the Quarantine FAQ for more information on next steps while you wait for call from a Contact Tracer.
- What if I experience a medical emergency while in quarantine?
- Call the BUPD emergency number (317-940-9999).
- Let them know you are currently in quarantine and experiencing a medical emergency.
- Let them know if you need someone to come to your room. If not, meet them at the front door of your building.
- Can I do laundry/take out the trash?
- Yes, you are able to leave your room to do laundry/take out the trash.
- You are expected to wear your mask and sanitize any surfaces you touch while doing these things.
- Be sure to limit your time by dropping off/picking up laundry/dropping your trash and immediately returning to your room.
- What about textbooks that I ordered from the bookstore and need to pick up?
- Have a friend go to the bookstore to pick up your books and drop them off outside of your door.
- If you need your books to be delivered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will work with you and the bookstore to set up a delivery.
- What do I do if there is a maintenance issue in my room or the building?
- If you have a minor maintenance issue, please place a maintenance request here.
- Please note in the request that you are in quarantine, so they can come with the proper protective gear.
- Please note that not all requests will be responded to immediately due to the nature of quarantine.
- If you have a maintenance emergency (large leak, plumbing emergency, etc.) please call BUPD (317-940-9999). They will call an emergency maintenance staff member to come handle the situation.
- If a maintenance staff member does need to enter your room, please wear a mask and remain at least 6 feet away at all times.
What do I do in the event of an emergency?
- If there is any sort of emergency in the building (medical, weather, safety, etc.), please call the BUPD emergency number (317-940-9999).
- Is there someone I can talk to if I am experiencing distress during quarantine?
- Counseling Services is here to support you during this stressful time. Call to connect with their services (317-940-9385) or check out the resources on their website.
- Counseling Services is offering “Let’s Talk” drop-in hours. These are informal, confidential conversations with a member of the counseling staff. Find more information on their website.
- The Center for Faith and Vocation offers online Spiritual Care Conversations. You can request a Spiritual Care Conversation here. Whether you think of yourself as a person of faith, a secularist, an atheist, agnostic, spiritual, or none of the above, the CFV is here to listen without an agenda, to reflect with you, and to offer support through what is sure to be an unusual time. You can also check out our other resources on our CFV Website.
- Will someone be checking on me?
- You will receive an intial call from a Contact Tracer when you are placed in quarantine.
- A Contact Tracer will then call you on Day 5 and Day 10 of your quarantine to check in.
- Non-Emergency: 317-940-2873
- Emergency: 317-940-9999
Isolation Housing Coordinator
- Business Hours: Call 317-940-9385
- After Hours: Text
Call the BUPD Emergency Number (317-940-9999) in the event of any emergency.