Isolation & Quarantine Housing

A limited number of separate spaces have been set aside on campus and in the Madison area only for isolation and quarantine of Housing residents.

If Housing-designated isolation and quarantine spaces become full, residents may need to isolate/quarantine at their permanent home or find their own space off campus — they may not return to their residence hall or participate in any in-person UW-Madison activities until they are cleared by Housing staff.

Students who would prefer to isolate or quarantine at home should discuss this with family now so they have a plan to be picked up the day they are informed of their status.

Isolation: if any resident (vaccinated or unvaccinated) tests positive for COVID-19, they must isolate outside of the residence hall for at least 10 days and follow all isolation expectations until they are cleared by UHS to return to their residence hall.

Quarantine: if an unvaccinated resident is identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive, they must quarantine outside of the residence hall for at least 10 days and follow all quarantine expectations until they are cleared by UHS to return to their residence hall (vaccinated residents do not need to be moved in cases of close contact).

Upon request, students in isolation or quarantine can receive a portion of their dining plan credited to their account. Residents will need to make their own arrangements for their meal needs. Residents are not allowed to enter residence halls or dining halls during their time in isolation or quarantine housing.