On-campus residents should inform their hall or apartment staff as soon as they are aware they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are considered a “close contact” and are required to self-isolate. On-campus residents should also self report their health status using the COVID-19 Report Form.

On-campus residents will follow the same healthcare guidelines as published by the University including any requirements to self-isolate for a designated period of time per CDC and Brazos County Health Department guidance.

Resident Tests Positive for Covid-19

On-campus residents who test positive for Covid-19 must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

Non-infected “close contact” roommate(s) of an on-campus resident who tests positive for Covid-19 must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • their permanent assigned on-campus room (only an option for residents who do not live in a facility with a communal/shared bathroom)
  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

Resident is “Close Contact”

On-campus residents determined to be a “close contact” by healthcare providers or a contact tracing team must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • their permanent assigned on-campus room (only an option for residents who do not have a roommate or live in a facility with a communal/shared bathroom)
  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

Residents who live in a private residence hall room with a private bath or live in an apartment with a private bedroom and private bathroom or live at The Gardens should consult with their hall or apartment staff as their isolation options may be different than what is described above.

SSC will clean and disinfect the permanent room assignment where a student testing positive for COVID-19 has been living unless the residents of the room/suite/apartment object to SSC entering the space to clean and disinfect.

Students who self‐isolate on campus can acquire most over the counter and prescription medications from the SHS pharmacy. The SHS pharmacy can deliver those to the self-isolating student if needed or arrange for pick up by another individual.

Texas A&M University Dining is able to provide food delivery as needed to students who are self-isolating.

Residence Life staff will conduct periodic welfare checks on isolating students during their isolation.

Full details are available about services and assistance for students in isolation.

When is it safe to return to campus?

Please review STEP #6 in the Guide for Sick/Exposed Campus Members.

Questions?

Please direct all questions about testing positive, close contacts and isolation to askreslife@reslife.tamu.edu.