Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or have had significant exposure to someone with COVID-19 will need to separate themselves physically until medically cleared. 

There are two types of separation, isolation and quarantine:

  • Isolation is for those with a positive test or a presumptive positive diagnosis by a physician (known as positive and probable cases).
  • Quarantine is for those, identified through contact tracing by the Butler County General Health District (BCHD), who have had close personal contact with a person with a positive or probable case, such as a roommate.

The University has designated quarantine and isolation locations for the separation of students.

Reported cases, regardless of reporting channel, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Students’ Office in consultation with the Butler County General Health District. After review, any on-campus residential student requiring separation will be given the option to return to their permanent home address, if appropriate, or to be temporarily relocated to the on-campus separation space.

Students living off-campus who require quarantine (as determined by BCHD) will be expected to quarantine at their off-campus residence or permanent home address. Off-campus students who are positive or probable cases of COVID-19 will be offered the opportunity to temporarily relocate to on-campus infirmary space on a space-available basis if the student is unable to self-isolate in their off-campus residence.