Three different reasons for Quarantine
Quarantine (pending medical evaluation) or QPME
If you are proactive about getting in touch with NUHS, you should not remain on this status for more than 24 hours.
Quarantine (person under investigation) or QPUI
QPUI is an officially mandated quarantine directed by medical staff at NUHS and only the medical staff can release you from this status. You will receive an official quarantine slip from Student Affairs that you can share with professors to participate in remote learning instead of in-class learning. Your meals will be delivered to your room when you are in this status. Be sure to let staff know if you have any food allergies.
NUHS will determine when you can be released from this status and you may be required to take a COVID-19 test to be released. Please monitor your email so that student life staff can notify you of required testing locations and times.
Quarantine (contact or test pending) or QCTP
QCTP may be required for two reasons. The first reason would be that you were identified as a close contact to someone who has been confirmed positive. In this case, you will remain on this status until you are cleared by an appropriate quarantine period AND a negative test result. You will be invited to test again after at least 7 days in quarantine.
The second reason for being placed in this status is if you have receive an irregular result from a COVID-19 test. Occasionally, samples are unable to be processed (TNP-Test Not Processed) or the results are INVALID. While there is no particular reason to be overly concerned with either result, an abundance of caution requires us to quarantine the student until a negative result is obtained. You will receive an official quarantine slip from Student Affairs that you can share with professors to participate in remote learning instead of in-class learning. Your meals will be delivered to your room when you are in this status. Be sure to let staff know if you have any food allergies
Isolation is a very specific term that is used solely for those who have tested positive or who are presumed positive. Students who are required to isolate will do so in a designated isolation space on campus and will be required to remain in that specific space for the duration of their isolation (at least 10 days plus the abatement of symptoms). All meals and services will be provided to the student.
Employees will be required to isolate at home if they should become COVID positive.
How will I know when I can end quarantine?
If you are in a QPME or QPUI status, only NUHS (or your PCP if you are an employee) can clear you from quarantine.
For students in QCTP, Student life staff will notify you when you are released from quarantine based on your test results.
What should I do if I feel ill?
Students experiencing a medical emergency are advised to call Public Safety immediately at (802) 485-2525 or 911. Students must identify themselves as being quarantined prior to the arrival of personnel to ensure proper clothing and equipment for their protection. Faculty and staff should call 911.
Students who become symptomatic, or who are symptomatic and feel that their symptoms are worsening, should call Norwich University Health Services at (802) 485-2552. Faculty and staff should call their primary care provider in these circumstances.
What to do if I feel anxious or worried?
Can I still participate in my classes?
Students in quarantine will not be able to attend classes that are held in person. Students have the responsibility of contacting their professors and or advisors so that remote/online learning options can be provided, and their learning maximized while in quarantine.
NU Health Services Information
Student Health Center
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: 1 (802) 485-2552
Fax: 1 (802) 485-4577
After hours, call: 1 (802) 485-4161 and follow the prompts to reach the on-call provider
Handout developed by: Sonya Fuller, Norwich University School of Nursing, ABSN ‘December 2020’