Quarantine Guidelines

If you have had close contact with an individual with Covid-19, you need to quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with that person.

Close contact includes:

  • You were less than 6 feet for greater than 10 minutes with or without a mask.
  • You provided care at home to an individual diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • You had direct physical contact with an individual with Covid-19 (hugged, touched, kissed).
  • You shared eating/drinking utensil with an individual with Covid-19.
  • You were exposed to sneezing, coughing or other respiratory droplets of an individual with Covid-19.

During this 14-day period, take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day: once in the morning and once at night.
  • Also watch for cough or other COVID-19 symptoms. Other COVID-19 symptoms may include sore throat, runny nose, muscle pain, headache, new loss of sense of taste or smell. Some people experience fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain.
  • Use the 14-day log to monitor your temperature and symptoms.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school. Go out only if absolutely necessary. See if someone can drop off essentials at your apartment. If you need to go out, limit your travel to essential needs like going to the doctor, picking up food or medication.
  • Remember to always wear a cloth face covering when you leave your room.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis or ride-shares.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, often.

If you develop fever, cough, have difficulty breathing or any other symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Students: Contact the Marquette University Medical Clinic at (414) 288-7184. Tell them that you are in quarantine and your symptoms and see if you need medical care or testing. Do not go to the clinic without contacting them first.
  • Stay home unless directed by a medical provider. Avoid contact with others. Continue to practice good hand hygiene, sanitize surfaces in your home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these warning signs: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake a person, bluish lips or face.

If you do not test positive for COVID-19 or develop symptoms of COVID-19 during your quarantine period, your quarantine period will end 14 days from the last contact with the individual diagnosed with COVID-19.

Temperature and symptom log