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Student Quarantine* Instructions

To reduce the risk that you transmit the virus to others in your household or family:

  • Do not leave your home except for medical care or to pick up meals. Make sure to call your health care provider before you go, advising them you have been exposed to COVID-19. do not travel via public transportation, ride shares or
  • If you are currently taking in-person classes – you will need to go online. Please contact your professors to let them know that you will be joining your classes through the online system for the next two weeks. Campus Life also will contact your professors to confirm this request.
  • If you have to go out, wear a face covering at all times while you are out.
  • Keep six feet apart from other people at all times and wear a face covering.
  • Do not have visitors in your home. If you must, please wear a face covering during their visit.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • If possible, you will need to sleep alone in a room that has a window with good airflow.
  • If possible, use a separate bathroom.
  • You should use your own plate, bowl, and utensils – do not share these or food with anyone.
  • Avoid sharing other personal household items (combs, toothbrush, cups, sheets/blankets, etc.). Wash your laundry separately with detergent; bleach can be used but is not needed.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the tissue away.
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water for at least 20 seconds:
    • Before and after preparing food for yourself (do not prepare food for others)
    • Before and after eating
    • After going to the bathroom
    • After sneezing, blowing your nose, or touching your face
  • Wipe down surfaces that you touch frequently with disposable cloths using bleach if possible or household Your bathroom should be cleaned every day using a household disinfectant. Wear gloves while cleaning if possible.
  • Your gloves, tissues, masks and other trash should be put in a bag, tied closed and put with other household trash.
  • Anyone you come in contact with, including anyone in your home, should monitor their personal health and watch themselves for fever, cough and other symptoms.

For specific information about the process for students who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please review our decision tree document that can be found on our Connected Campus Microsite. Please be sure to contact the TCU Health Center at 817-257-7940 to request a COVID test if you start to develop symptoms or if your symptoms get worse.

Being in quarantine can be difficult, please know that we do have additional remote services such as counseling and access to virtual fitness options available. For specific questions regarding our process and guidelines for students in quarantine, please contact Dr. Karen Bell Morgan, associate dean of Campus Life at or 817-257-7926.

*Per the CDC, community members with the following conditions do not need to quarantine:

  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered, as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Those who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.
  • Those have been fully vaccinated against the disease within the last three months and show no symptoms. Verify your COVID-19 vaccine with TCU using this form.