COVID-19 Information and FAQs

Isolation Instructions

Butler University follows CDC guidelines for COVID-19 policies and procedures, and those are subject to change based on updated recommendations.  As of March 1st, 2024:

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ends the required 5-day COVID-19 isolation period.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses may resume daily activities if they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications and if their symptoms are improving.
  • The CDC recommends those infected with COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) practice good hand washing and wear a well-fitted mask for five days.

As of March 8th, 2024, the Butler University COVID-19 reporting form will no longer be required or available for students, staff or faculty. The Office of the Dean of Students will no longer be providing faculty absence notifications for COVID-19 as COVID-19 will now be treated the same as other respiratory illnesses.

The following FAQs are intended for all students who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have recently tested positive: