Student Reporting Procedures
Last updated October 20, 2021
Guidance for Reporting
All students are asked to report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and are advised to isolate, or have been identified as a close contact and are advised to quarantine. UND's Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR) will coordinate UND’s efforts to provide support and services to students during recommended isolation or quarantine periods.
UND students advised to isolate or quarantine will not be allowed on UND property, or in UND workspaces during their isolation or quarantine period, with exception of those living in UND apartments, or for COVID-19 testing and/or medical care. This includes, but is not limited to, residence halls and University Place, classroom buildings and workspaces. Alternate accommodations, including UND designated hotels and UND dining services, are available and encouraged for students at no cost to the student.
All UND students, whether living on or off campus, are eligible for these alternate services.
Guidance for fully vaccinated persons differs from unvaccinated persons. Refer to the “Should I isolate or quarantine” section below and the CDC website “When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated. How to protect yourself and others” for additional information.
IMPORTANT: Students who are identified as close contact of a positive COVID-19 case who do not cooperate and/or respond to contact tracing will not be allowed on campus until they speak with a contact tracer or until their recommended quarantine period ends.
Two Options for Student Reporting
Option 1: Complete Online Form
Option 2: Call Us
UND Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR)
Students are asked to leave a voicemail message with their name, phone number, and student ID if they call outside of normal business hours or if their call is not answered. OSRR staff will contact the student, usually within two business days.
Should I isolate or quarantine?
Vaccinated or Not
|Am I required to quarantine?||No. Please monitor symptoms, wear a mask and get tested 5-7 days after exposure.||Students are encouraged but not required to quarantine.||Not applicable|
|Am I required to isolate?||Not applicable||Not applicable||Students are encouraged but not required to isolate.|
|Can I stay in my residence hall room?||Yes||No||No|
|Can I use the dining centers and other communal areas?||Yes||No||No|
|Can I get a room in a UND designated hotel off-campus?||Not applicable||Yes||Yes|
|Can I attend my classes in person?||Yes||No. Please speak with instructor about an alternative course delivery method.||No. Please speak with instructor about an alternative course delivery method.|
|Can I still get tested for COVID-19?||Yes. Please see testing locations.||Yes. Please see testing locations.||Students who have tested positive within the past 90 days are not advised to test unless newly symptomatic.|
|Can I still get vaccinated for COVID-19?||Not applicable||It is recommended people not break quarantine or isolation to get vaccinated.||It is recommended people not break quarantine or isolation to get vaccinated.|
University Support to Students in Isolation or Quarantine
Upon being notified by a student that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and are advised to isolate or had close contact to a positive COVID-19 case and are advised to quarantine, OSRR staff will contact the student to determine what UND may do to best support them.
Possible support includes information regarding working with instructors to identify how to continue to attend classes remotely (if possible), making course arrangements and adjustments due to isolation or quarantine, having absence notifications sent on their behalf, and other options that may benefit the student if the student is unable to continue with the course.
Other support may include exploring academic courses with the student’s academic advisor, requesting an incomplete for a specific course, and facilitating a late drop / withdrawal if the student is unable to finish or perform well in the course due to the quarantine or isolation.
The OSRR staff member will also provide information regarding how students can utilize many campus services remotely. The campus resources include, but are not limited to, the University Counseling Center, Housing, Dining Services, Student Health Services, One-Stop Student Services, program specific contacts, and academic advisors.
OSRR will report positive test information to UND campus partners on a “need to know” basis. These partners include, but are not limited to Facilities, Department of Public Safety, Student Health Services, Housing, Dining, and Athletics. This information is shared only when public health and safety measures are indicated to protect the health and safety of the UND and greater community.
How Students are Placed in Isolation or Quarantine
The Director of Emergency Management or their designee will coordinate isolation and quarantine for the University. All University representatives will contact the director or designee to begin this process:
Director of Emergency Management
Director for Safety
Facts About Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation (Tested Positive)
Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.
How Does Isolation End?
The NDDoH or other public health official will inform individuals when their isolation period is complete. Individuals should direct questions regarding their recommended isolation period to their contact tracer.
Generally, isolation ends when the following criteria are met:
- Student has not had a fever for at least 24 hours (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees) without the use of fever reducing medications.
- Student’s other symptoms have improved (for example, cough and shortness of breath have improved).
- At least 10 days have passed since student’s first symptoms appeared.
- Students who did not have symptoms and tested positive, are allowed to leave isolation after 10 days have passed since their positive test, so long as they remained symptom free.
Quarantine (Close Contact)
Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19.
How Does Quarantine End?
The NDDoH or other public health official will inform individuals when their quarantine period is complete. Individuals should direct questions regarding their recommended quarantine period to their contact tracer.
Options to reduce quarantine for close contacts of a positive case of COVID-19 using symptom monitoring and diagnostic testing:
- For close contacts quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
- Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a negative test is obtained within 48 hours of the end of the 7th day, and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. Negative test may be a PCR test or an antigen test. Antibody testing does not meet the criteria for reducing quarantine period.
- Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than Day 7.
- While in quarantine, a close contact should test as soon as possible if symptoms develop.
- Continued symptom monitoring and wearing face covering must be continued throughout Day 14.
- If a student learns that they have tested positive for COVID-19 during quarantine the student should report the change in their status using the reporting protocol describe above.
Who Needs to Self-Monitor?
Depending on circumstances, some close contacts may self-monitor rather than quarantine. In some situations where the positive case and the close contact were both consistently and correctly wearing face coverings throughout their interaction, the close contact may be allowed to self-monitor rather than quarantine, regardless of vaccination status.
Additionally, the CDC indicates that fully vaccinated close contacts do not need to quarantine unless they have symptoms. Fully vaccinated people should get tested 5-7 days after their exposure.
The positive case’s case investigator may help the positive case determine who close contacts are, and which close contacts will need to quarantine or self-monitor. Household contacts and health care workers are not included in the exemption from quarantine to self-monitoring.
General Information on Self-Monitoring
- Individuals who are self-monitoring are still considered a close contact.
- Face shields are not included in approved face coverings for exemption from quarantine. If bammies are used, they must be double layered, or folded to form two layers.
- Persons who are exempt from quarantine and advised to self-monitor due to correct and consistent use of face covering should:
- Wear a face-covering while around others. Wearing a face covering when around others is critically important.
- Recognize the possibility of becoming a case.
- Watch for symptoms for 14 days and be tested if symptoms occur.
- Be tested 7-10 days after their most recent exposure to the positive case.
- Practice physical distancing, avoid large crowds and gatherings.
How Does Self-Monitoring End?
- They are a close contact. They cannot test out of self-monitoring.
- People self-monitor 14 days following their last close contact with an individual who tested positive.
- If a student learns that they have tested positive for COVID-19 during self-monitoring, the student should report the change in their status using the reporting protocol described above.
Both students living on-campus in the residence halls and off-campus in private apartments or Greek chapter house are eligible to stay at a designated hotel off-campus at no charge. Meals will also be provided through Dining at no additional cost.
Meals Provided During Quarantine or Isolation
Students who go into UND Isolation and Quarantine Spaces are eligible to receive UND Dining at no additional cost to them.
- If a student does not have a meal plan, meals are covered by the University. If a student has a meal plan, the cost of meals is covered by their meal plan. A meal swipe will be taken for each meal delivered.
- Meals start the day following checking into the space and stops with breakfast on the day of checkout.
- Meals ordered through hotel room service will not be allowed to be charged to the room and must be paid by the individual and not by the University.
To request meals, students need to submit an online request.
Meal Delivery to Hotels or On-Campus Housing
- Students entering quarantine or isolation at a UND-designated space will receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from UND Dining. Meals are typically delivered once per day, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- The online request must be received by midnight to begin receiving UND dining service meals the following day. UND provided meals will be based on the dining center’s menus.
- Students are responsible to obtain their own meals, via delivery / door dash, etc. from local establishments, at their own expense, prior to the start of UND dining service meals if the student’s dining request did not meet the required time deadline.
- Students remaining in the residence halls during their isolation or quarantine period are still required to register for meals. After registering for meals students in the residence halls will be required to utilize the dining “sick tray” procedure and indicate their location as “Pickup – I will coordinate delivery” on the location line.
- The student is responsible for finding someone to pick up their meal for them. The student can ask their Resident Assistant for assistance if they are unable to find someone to assist.
- Meals will be able to be picked up at both Wilkerson or Squires (only during the academic year). Sack lunch options are also available should more than one meal be needed. Students may also use this option prior to the start of their meal delivery service in the isolation or quarantine hotel.
Expectations While in UND Isolation or Quarantine Spaces
The following expectations pertain to all students who choose to stay in UND Isolation and Quarantine Spaces.
- Students are expected to complete the UND Dining form. Students who do not complete the form will not receive meals.
- Students will be assigned based on room availability. All room assignments are final. Requests will not be considered when making assignments.
- Only one person will be assigned to a room and roommates will not be allowed.
- Students are expected to follow the guidelines given to them by the state of North Dakota or other health official.
- If a student checks-out of their assigned room prior to the conclusion of their quarantine or isolation time, the student is ineligible to be assigned to another room.
- The room rental rate and meals through UND Dining will be paid for by UND. Students are responsible for any additional charges incurred during their stay.
- Students are expected not to utilize any of the amenities or common spaces including pools, exercise rooms, etc.
Contacts for Students Entering Isolation or Quarantine
During Office Hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday)
Outside of Office Hours
UND Operations Center
Assignments for isolation and quarantine hotels are made daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.