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Health, Wellness and Safety

COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources

Supporting our health protocols and policies is the key to sustaining many of the in-person, on-campus activities and experiences we all enjoy. At this time, Quinnipiac has moved to a mask-optional policy across its campuses.

If you're feeling sick:

If you tested positive for COVID, please:

Complete the COVID-positive reporting form online

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

  • You should isolate in your on-campus or off-campus housing for at least 5 days (day 0 is the day of symptom onset or the day you test positive).

    • If you can go home that is encouraged, otherwise you must wear a mask. (i.e. in bathrooms, while getting food).

  • If you have no symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.

    • You do not need to retest on day 5.

    • So long as you have no fever for 24 hour, without the use of Advil/Tylenol, you can go back to class wearing a mask for 5 additional days.

  • If you have or had symptoms and have or had moderate illness (you experienced difficulty breathing) to severe illness (you were hospitalized or have a weakened immune system), isolate through day 10 and consult a healthcare provider before ending isolation.

  • If you tested positive for COVID outside of the health center, please complete the COVID positive reporting form online.

  • If you have a visit to the student health center and test positive, you will receive a letter from HHC at the time of the visit. You can share the letter with your professors.

  • The letter will only be available in your MyChart portal account. It will be available no later than 1 business day from submission.

  • Please be sure to sign up for MyChart to access and download your professor notification letter.

  • If you need an appointment with Student Health Services, please schedule an appointment online

What to do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

  • If you were exposed:

    • and are symptomatic, get tested.

    • and are asymptomatic, get tested after 5 full days after your last exposure, and continue precautions up to 10 days.

  • Bring in as much outdoor air as possible, and if safe to do so, open windows and doors.

  • Consider wearing a mask in public spaces and avoid touching your face.

  • Wash your hands often; use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  • Clean and disinfect your room or home regularly.

Questions? Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website

Vaccine and Booster Policy

Beginning with the Fall 2023 semester, Quinnipiac will no longer require students, faculty or staff to have completed the primary vaccination series for COVID-19. However, it is strongly recommended that the entire university community stay up to date with all recommended COVID boosters.

Note: Students in the schools of Education, Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing with clinical/education placements must confirm vaccination and/or booster requirements with their clinical, fieldwork and/or internship coordinator.

Students who are in the professional component of the following programs are required to have the primary COVID-19 vaccine and booster (or single bivalent vaccine): Athletic Training, Cardiovascular Perfusion, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pathologist Assistant, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiologist Assistant, and Radiologic Sciences.

Students may apply for medical or religious exemptions in their school’s dean’s office. These school policies supersede QU COVID vaccination/booster policies. Students who do not comply with the school requirement risk their eligibility for assignment to clinical, fieldwork and/or internship sites, and therefore, continuation of their program of study.

A pre-arrival test is not required before returning for the start of the Fall 2023 semester.

Revised July 2023

General Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Student Health Services has COVID vaccines available. Make an appointment with Student Health Services

Questions and Information about the Vaccine

Review a list of frequently asked vaccination questions prepared by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

More COVID-19 Info and Resources

For additional information and resources about the coronavirus, we recommend the following:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC has a page dedicated to updates, educational information and tips, as well as travel warnings and guidelines.

CDC coronavirus website

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO has published a helpful Q&A addressing many of the common questions about the virus.

WHO coronavirus Q&A

Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Find the latest information, guidance and resources on COVID-19 in Connecticut.

CT State Department of Public Health