are meant to limit the movement of people who have been potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus, but have not
tested positive for it. You may be perfectly healthy, but this is the best way to prevent the possible spread of a
communicable disease. Because the virus can be present in a person without symptoms, healthcare providers use
this period as a precaution in order to monitor for any potential symptoms that might arise and to help minimize any
chance of new exposure.
This fall: If told to self-quarantine while at home, you should stay at home to self-monitor for the entirety of the
virus's 14-day incubation period. If you develop any COVID-like symptoms such as fevers, cough, and shortness of
breath, you should contact your healthcare provider. While under self-quarantine, it is expected that you remain at
home, stay at least 6 feet away from others, and maintain general germ contagion precautions (i.e. good hand
hygiene, avoiding sharing cups/drinks, covering your mouth when coughing, etc.)
If you are in Loyola University-sanctioned housing at The Social or on campus and possibly exposed to COVID-19 but remain asymptomatic and have not
tested positive, you will be asked to remain quarantined in your apartment/residence hall room under the
guidance of our office. You will likely be asked to remain in quarantine for 14 days after the initial contact
or until cleared by a SHS provider.