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, Call Campus Safety (503-768-7855), and ask to be contacted to Campus Living staff. They will assist you in relocating to another room until your infected roommate has either 1) completed five days of isolation, and subsequently tested negative on an antigen test, or 2) has completed ten days of isolation:

  • Unvaccinated, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, diabetes, pregnancy, cancer, organ transplant, actively taking immunosuppressive medications, HIV, primary immunodeficiency disease.

2. If none of the above conditions apply to you, you may either:

  • Talk with a friend or your local family about moving into their residence while your roommate completes isolation.
  • Stay in your own room while your roommate completes their isolation. We recommend taking these steps to reduce the risk of COVID transmission.
  • Go to a local hotel while your roommate completes their isolation. The cost of this solution is your responsibility.

3. Self-monitor for symptoms until you have reached the end of ten 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.