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What do I do if my roommate tests positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation in our room?

Last Updated August 17, 2022

We understand students may have questions about living with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. It’s important to remember that residential students who become sick with many different illnesses, such as the flu, a cold, mono, a stomach virus, usually remain in shared rooms/suites with their roommates while recovering.

Today, thanks to highly effective vaccines, mutations in the virus that are associated with milder illness, higher population-level immunity, and more widely available medication (when clinically indicated), students are rarely getting severely ill from COVID-19.

If you have been in close contact (see CDC definition of close contact and exposure) with a person who has tested positive, follow the CDC instructions for quarantine.

Should any student feel they need to isolate outside of their residence hall, it will be the responsibility of the student to arrange a location and food options. 

Questions about isolation? Submit your question to TCU’s covid response team: