Self-Quarantine

All students, faculty, and employees who return from affected areas, cruises, or international travel must self-quarantine and not return to campus for 14 days after their return.

Quarantine in general means the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease.


1) what if i am NOT sick when i return?

  • Continue to self-quarantine at home, limiting interactions as much as possible.
  • Monitor your health for 14 days since the time you left the affected area.
    • Check your temperature twice a day with a thermometer. If your temperature is greater than or equal to 100F (38C), contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.
    • Monitor for any cough or trouble breathing and notify your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms.

2) How does this self-quarantine impact the following?

  • For support with Classes, On-campus Housing and Dining – contact Case Management Services, Tyler Shannon at tdshannon@fsu.edu or 850-644-9561 to assist you.
  • Work – Contact your employer.
  • Campus Involvement, picking up medications or running errands, etc – Limit interactions with others as much as possible.
  • Roommates – Try to isolate in a private area and use a separate restroom if available.

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

  • Wear a mask?
    • You do not need to wear a mask if you do not have symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you will be asked to place a mask on prior to being examined by a healthcare provider.
  • 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.

4) what do i do if i develop symptoms after 14 days?

  • Call your healthcare provider even if you develop symptoms after 14 days.

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

6) What resources can i access if i need to talk to someone?

  • The University Counseling Center (850-644-TALK) and Case Management Services (850-644-9555) are available to students.
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