Quarantine Guidelines for Students

QUARANTINE GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS, JULY 27, 2020

Any student returning to or arriving at Dartmouth during the 2020–2021 academic year will be expected to follow Dartmouth's quarantine guidelines.

Because of the close personal interactions that are often unavoidable on Dartmouth's campus, such as students living in residence halls, researchers working in labs, and students and employees working together in the classroom, Dartmouth has established quarantine guidelines that exceed those prescribed by the state of New Hampshire. If you have questions, contact the Dartmouth College Health Service.

STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS AND IN TUCK RESIDENCE HALLS

All students living in on-campus housing, including those living in Tuck residence halls, regardless of where they travel from, must go through the following 14-day quarantine process:

First 48 hours on campus or until first test results are received, whichever is later:

  • Timeframe is based on each student's time of arrival.
  • Students move into their rooms.
  • Students only leave their room to use a restroom.
  • Food is pre-ordered and delivered.
  • Guests, visitors, and gathering in groups of any size are not permitted.
  • Students are tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, or as soon as is reasonably practical
    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be moved to isolation housing; a contact investigation will be performed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and contacts (including family/household members) will be notified.

Days 3 to 14: Limited movement and ongoing testing

  • Provided students observe all face covering, physical distancing, and hygiene expectations:
    • Students may leave their room to pick up meals from Dartmouth Dining Services up to three times a day.
    • Students may go outside for solo walks and other exercise or to participate in Dartmouth-organized outdoor activities (see "Gathering in groups" guidance below).
  • Student will receive a second COVID-19 test seven days after their initial test.
    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be moved to isolation housing; a contact investigation will be performed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and contacts living in on-campus residences will be moved into quarantine housing.
  • Guests and visitors are not permitted.
  • Gathering in groups of any size is not permitted.
    • Dartmouth may approve or provide limited structured programming conducted outdoors, such as exercise classes or orientation sessions that follow strict physical distancing and face covering protocols and have no more than nine attendees.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS LIVING IN OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

All undergraduate students living in off-campus housing, regardless of where they travel from, must go through the following 14-day quarantine process:

Provided students observe all face covering, physical distancing, and hygiene expectations:

  • Students only leave their residence for curbside pickup of food or essential supplies or for solo walks and other exercise outside.
  • Guests, visitors, and gathering in groups of any size are not permitted.
  • Students are tested for COVID-19 during screening clinics scheduled by the Dartmouth College Health Service.
    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 may be moved to isolation housing if they are not able to isolate in their residence (as determined by the Dartmouth College Health Service); a contact investigation will be performed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and contacts will be notified.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS LIVING OFF CAMPUS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OR VERMONT

(Sachem Village, South Street, and North Park apartments are treated as off-campus housing for graduate and professional school students.)

Graduate and professional school students arriving or returning to their off-campus residence in New Hampshire or Vermont or planning to travel outside of New Hampshire or Vermont must follow quarantine requirements in their state of residence and, if approved to be on campus, may access Dartmouth campus buildings 14 days after their arrival, provided they have not had symptoms.

  • Medical students may report to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for clinical rotations in accordance with DHMC travel and quarantine guidance and are expected to follow Dartmouth's quarantine guidance and state quarantine guidance outside of DHMC.
  • Graduate and professional school students who will be accessing Dartmouth campus buildings should contact the Dartmouth College Health Service to arrange testing.
  • Graduate and professional school students may contact Dartmouth College Health Service to discuss accessing campus buildings within 14 days of return from travel for essential purposes (e.g., if living outside of New Hampshire or Vermont and approved to be on campus). Essential purposes includes travel for personal safety; medical care; care of others; parental shared custody; for food, beverage or medicine; or to perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate.