Quarantine and Isolation

RPS has set aside over 500 single rooms for residence hall and Union Street Center students who are directed to quarantine because of COVID-19.

Students admitted to Ashton for quarantine or isolation will be provided with the following: a set of scrubs, two large bath towels, two hand towels, two wash cloths, one fitted sheet, one cover sheet, one pillowcase, one white thermal blanket, and one disposable pillow. Trash and IU-provided items that need to be laundered will be retrieved at individually scheduled times. Students are responsible for laundering all personal items. Everyone is asked to wear the provided scrubs in common areas outside of individual rooms, such as in the restrooms or during scheduled time outdoors.

Quarantine and Isolation housing will remain open through the online class period of both semesters and the winter session.

Preparing for Quarantine and Isolation

To ensure you are ready, take these steps NOW:

  • Pack your #IUStrong go bag that you received at check-in. Here is a list of what you will need to have packed.
  • Talk to your parents or guardians about how you and your family will manage the situation if you are required to quarantine or isolate. Will you go home or will you go to housing reserved for quarantine and isolation housing for RPS residents at Ashton?

If you need to quarantine or isolate, we will speak with you by phone or Zoom. If you wish for your parents or guardians to be part of this conversation, you will need to waive your HIPPA rights or they cannot be included. We will not speak to your parents or guardians outside of this conversation.

If you do go to a private room at Ashton, you will not be charged additional money and you will be able to order food that will be covered by your meal plan. You may continue your course work remotely if you feel able to do so. Learn more about the quarantine and isolation services available at Ashton.

For us to keep IU open, everyone has to routinely and consistently wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash hands frequently.

If you start to show symptoms, contact the IU Virtual Health Screening Clinic.

If you witness violations of IU policy STU 2.0, report them online. All students must also observe the City of Bloomington Executive Order Number 20.03, which limits gatherings off campus to 15 people.

Be safe, Hoosiers!