I live on campus and my roommate tested positive.

If your roommate tests positive for COVID, take the following steps.

  1. If you meet any of the following criteria, complete the High Risk for severe disease from COVID form. High-risk criteria include unvaccinated for COVID, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, diabetes, pregnancy, cancer, organ transplant, actively taking immunosuppressive medications, HIV, and primary immunodeficiency disease. If you fall into any of the above categories and your roommate tests positive for COVID, you should call Campus Safety immediately at 503-768-7777. Campus Safety will contact Campus Living staff so that you can be offered the choice of moving into a separate housing situation, until your infected roommate has either:
    1. Completed five days of isolation, and tested negative on an antigen test on day six or later; or
    2. Completed ten full days of isolation.
  2. Support if You Are Not at High Risk
    If you are not at risk of severe disease from COVID, you may have several options for your housing situation while your roommate completes their five-day isolation period:
    1. If you have off-campus friends or family nearby you are welcome to live with them.
    2. If you have friends on campus who are willing for you to temporarily move in with them, you are welcome to make that move.
    3. If you prefer to obtain a hotel off campus, you may do that. All costs associated with this choice are your responsibility.
    4. You may stay in the room with your infected roommate while they complete their isolation period. If you choose this option refer to CDC guidance on how to care for yourself.
  3. Self-monitor for symptoms until you have reached the end of 10 full days after your last close contact with your roommate. If you experience COVID symptoms or obtain a positive COVID test result at any time, please read this guidance.
  4. Wear a well-fitting mask through ten full days after your last close contact with your roommate. Close contact is defined as being within six feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
  5. Take an at-home antigen test at the end of day five after your last exposure. If you are asymptomatic on day five and need a test, they are available from the Health Promotion suite on the lower level of Odell Hall or in the Campus Safety Office. If you test positive, isolate immediately and follow these directions. If your test is negative, continue to wear your mask through the end of day ten post-exposure, but no further testing is necessary.