Isolation means the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for public health purposes may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.

1) How does this self-isolation impact tHE following?

  • Work – Contact your employer.
  • Campus Involvement, picking up medications or running errands, etc – Avoid all contact with others.
  • Roommates – The university will work with local public health officials to identify a location for you to self-isolate, away from others

2) Do I need to do any of the following?

  • Wear a face covering?
    • Face coverings are expected on campus. For more information regarding who should wear a face covering and when, click here. 
  • Be evaluated by a doctor in person?
    • If you are experiencing symptoms as mentioned above, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Disclose I have traveled to an affected area?
    • If you are experiencing symptoms, you should inform your healthcare provider of the dates and location of your recent travel.
  • Disinfect my home and clothing?
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, surfaces, and common areas daily.

3) Where do I go to receive up to date information?

4) Quarantine and Isolation Requirements

Confirmed Positive (or Presumptive Positive)

Self-isolate immediately. Isolation means that whenever possible that you remain away from others. A separate sleeping arrangement and separate bathroom is preferred to reduce exposure to others. If a separate bathroom is not available, clean between each use. Do not leave under any circumstance except to seek medical care. Do not invite others into your room. Monitor symptoms. Telehealth visits at University Health Services are available at telehealth-televisits or call (850) 644-4567.

  • Students living on campus who test positive will need to return home or find their own isolation space off campus. FSU has limited isolation beds available. Students can contact University Housing at or (850) 644–2860 to discuss options.
  • Off-site housing – you may isolate in your own apartment or home. Students who are unable to return home or find alternative off-campus housing can discuss with University Housing staff to help find options.

For more information, click here. 

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