Create a Plan

Create a plan in case you or a close contact tests positive for COVID-19. Share your plan with family, roommates, and friends. Here are some prompts to get you started.

  • Emergency contacts – Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, health care providers, instructors, and employers to get in touch with if you become ill, or cannot complete your coursework.
  • Preferred Health Care Provider – Know how to contact your preferred health care provider. You do not need insurance to access UHS, but it’s a good idea to carry your insurance card with if you have SHIP or private insurance.
  • Quarantine and Isolation Location(s) – Determine where you will isolate yourself from others should you develop COVID-19, or where you will quarantine yourself from others should you be exposed to COVID-19.
    • Students living on campus – Isolation and quarantine spaces are available for UW Housing residents if their permanent residence is not feasible (or poses a higher risk). Isolation/Quarantine Housing will provide you with a safe and comfortable isolation space and help support you while you recover. Be prepared to have a list of people you have had close contact with and places where you have spent time in the prior two weeks.
    • Students living off campus – Identify a space where you will be able to self-isolate or self-quarantine as soon as possible. Be prepared to have a list of people you have had close contact with and places where you have spent time in the prior two weeks. If you live with other people and stay in your residence to self-quarantine or self-isolate, review CDC guidelines to be sure you are doing so as safely as possible.
  • Name(s) of those who can help – Determine how you will get food and other supplies. Contact the Dean of Students Office if you need support.

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