RLH FAQS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

RLH FAQS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Residential Housing

Residential housing remains open for all residential students.  Residential housing (halls and apartments) is closed to guests and is restricted to Jessup students, faculty, and staff only. 

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IMPORTANT Spring 2021 UPDATE regarding implementation of the required COVID-19 Care Plan for residential students:

In the event you are required to quarantine (positive COVID-19 test or a known exposure), and if your Care Plan requires significant travel and/or flying, be reminded that activation must occur within a 36 hour window (max). If your current care plan does not allow for this, it is the responsibility of the student to identify a viable Care Plan that can be executed in the event quarantine is required. Common Carrier restrictions may prevent a student who is required to quarantine from being able to utilize air, train, and/or bus travel. Therefore, students whose Care Plans anticipate air travel should also include a secondary plan that does not utilize common-carrier travel, including the use of local resources such as family or hotel housing. Residential students who are not able to provide a viable care plan will not be able to continue living on campus in the spring 2021 semester (due to insufficient Care Plan submission).

Please note that temporary on-campus quarantine housing is intended to be a emergency, temporary measure until a student’s Care Plan can be implemented. The on-campus space is NOT intended to house students for the duration of their required quarantine period. Please adjust your plans accordingly.

Please email the Director of RLH, Brandon Farmer at bfarmer@jessup.edu if your COVID Care Plan changes or needs updating.

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In order to steward the health and safety of our University community, please adhere to the following:

  • Please provide “social distancing” of six (6) feet and limit physical interactions where possible.
  • Residential Students who have had a known exposure to COVID-19, should self-quarantine off campus, if possible. Residential Students who are experiencing common cold and/or flu-like symptoms (“symptomatic”) such as fever/chills, cough, sore throat, and runny/stuffy nose, should contact their Resident Advisor and/or the Residence Director and should self-quarantine off-campus or remain in their rooms for 72 hours (3 days) after symptoms have ended or 7 days after the onset of symptoms, whichever is longer. 
  • Symptomatic students should seek the care of their medical provider to ensure they are being professionally cared for.  Symptomatic students should call ahead to their medical provider to inform them of their symptoms and follow the directions of the medical provider.
  • The University will accommodate the meal needs of symptomatic Residential Students who cannot return home and are self-quarantined in their residential housing.  Symptomatic Residential Students should contact their Residential Advisor, their Residential Director, or email housing@jessup.edu for assistance.   
  • Residential Students may choose to return home if they desire.  Students leaving campus for an extended period of time (longer than one week) should contact their RA, RD, or housing@jessup.edu to inform the University.
  • Resident Advisors have disinfecting wipes and are distributing to students upon request and as available.  Residential Students should make best efforts to clean/disinfect regularly-touched surfaces and follow the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.