Isolation and Quarantine

Students living on campus will be asked to complete regular symptom screening and screening for exposure to COVID-19, and be referred to Student Health Services (SHS) if needed.

Mason will isolate or quarantine residential students who:

  • Test positive for COVID-19.
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

There are 140 spaces within the Ángel Cabrera Global Center, with private bedrooms and bathrooms, that will serve as isolation and quarantine space. This building, which has a cafeteria, allows for reserving isolation/quarantine space for 3% of the anticipated residential population.

Student Health Services will evaluate any student prior to being moved into an isolation or quarantine space.

If a quarantined student has been living with a roommate, that person will be notified and quarantined.

Students who remain on campus in quarantine will be monitored for up to 14 days. If they start to show symptoms, they’ll be placed in isolation and evaluated by SHS.

Students put in isolation or quarantine on campus will get instructions on self care, and a thermometer. Meals will be provided. Mason will provide all students with face coverings when they return to campus.

Student Health Services will notify senior Housing staff when the student is cleared to be released.

Exterior view of the Global Center on Mason's Fairfax Campus

The Ángel Cabrera Global Center will house students who have COVID-19, are showing symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with the illness.