Students who have been in close contact with a person identified as a lab-confirmed or clinically-diagnosed COVID-19 Case will be required to quarantine themselves from others as directed by University officials, DePauw Health or local and state health officials.
The University will designate specific living spaces for use by students who have been directed to quarantine by the Indiana State Department of Health, the Putnam County Department of Health or DePauw Health. The location of quarantine will be determined by the Health and Safety committee.
For students living in Residence halls, students may be moved to a designated quarantine location, or remain in place, with access to a restroom that has been specifically designated for quarantine students.
Because of the “family style” housing they reside in, Rector Village and UOAH students will quarantine in their current residence.
Students in fraternities and sororities will quarantine in University-owned spaces or in their chapter house, as capacity permits. If chapters have not been following DePauw On-Campus Health Practice Recommendations and Requirements, then all chapter members will be required to quarantine within the chapter facility.
If the Indiana State Department of Health, Putnam County Department of Health or DePauw Health recommends a large number of students who are currently living together (in residence halls, a fraternity or a sorority) should enter quarantine, those students’ floor or building may be designated as a quarantine space. Per the Putnam County Health Department and consistent with CDC Guidance, DePauw University students are expected to quarantine in spaces determined by the University and the Putnam County Health Department.
A student in quarantine housing will be supported by a CARE Team Manager who will ensure the student is connected to University services, like Bon Appetit, Counseling Services, and Center for Spiritual Life, and a Health Manager who will monitor the student’s health under the guidance of DePauw Health. To remain in University housing, students in quarantine must follow all directives of the health authorities.
Students in quarantine may leave their living unit to pick up food (grab and go only) at a location to be determined, and to exercise outside, while wearing a mask and physically distanced from others.
Students placed in quarantine housing will be asked to meet certain health requirements before returning to their regular living unit, and attending classes and other campus activities.
The experience of quarantine may be challenging both psychologically and emotionally. Students in a state of quarantine may experience a range of thoughts, emotions, and reactions. Students will have access to wifi in quarantine housing and are encouraged to stay connected to friends and family throughout this time with the use of technology.
Students are encouraged to reach out to their CARE Team point of contact to communicate any concerns, difficulties, or support needs as they arise.
These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 8.3.20)