Union Where You Are: Plans for 2020-21

Isolation and Quarantine

For Positive or Suspected Cases of COVID-19

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Union College has an isolation protocol that is initiated when we have a positive or suspected positive case. The College has dedicated spaces for residential students who are positive, suspected positive or deemed necessary to quarantine per Schenectady Department of Health guidance.

If a student tests positive or is required to quarantine, the student must either:

  • Arrange to be picked up by a parent immediately if they choose to isolate/quarantine at home, or
  • Move into Union’s designated space for isolation or quarantine, which will be coordinated by Health Services.

Union College designated space for isolation and quarantine:

  • Students who test positive and are asked to isolate or quarantine by Schenectady DOH will be accommodated in isolation/quarantine space.
  • Faculty and staff will not have the opportunity to isolate or quarantine in these spaces.
  • Students living in isolation/quarantine spaces agree to follow Schenectady DOH regulations. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.
  • Care for students in isolation or quarantine: Schenectady DOH will be in touch with students required to isolate/quarantine daily per their protocol. Union College Health Services will also monitor students during this time.