It is strongly advised that individuals get a COVID-19 test 5 days after exposure or if symptoms develop. Students can obtain these tests by contacting the Student Health Center.
Students should notify the Student Health Center of their positive test result by completing the Positive COVID-19 Test Reporting form located in the My Forms section of the RIT Wellness Portal. If a member of an RIT student’s household (roommate, suitemate, housemate, etc.) shows symptoms of COVID-19, that person should be tested. While awaiting test results, that student, if unvaccinated should not go to work or class and instead, should quarantine until the evaluation is complete.
During any period of isolation or quarantine, students will undergo active monitoring by the Student Health Center and will self-monitor for symptom development and check temperature regularly. For students residing in campus housing who test positive or have a suspected case of COVID-19 or have had a high risk exposure, RIT will provide alternative housing if necessary to ensure adequate separation from the community for the duration of any isolation or quarantine period. Students who are required to isolate or quarantine will have access to telehealth and student health services. Faculty will work with students in isolation or quarantine to allow them to make academic progress. Students residing on campus will also be supported by coordination of meals for their applicable on-campus meal plans, trash pickup, and laundry support.
Upon information that an individual has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, notifications will be made to appropriate RIT departments—which may include the Registrar, Facilities Management Services, Residence Life, and Student Auxiliary Services—detailing the facilities used, or potentially used, by that individual if that usage could pose a risk to the community.