Dedicated housing for on-campus students who have tested positive for COVID-19 is called isolation housing. They are single rooms equipped with a private bathroom and personal combination refrigerator/microwave. The rooms are located on one floor in a separate wing of a residence hall with a separate entrance that can be dedicated for their use. While in isolation, students may only leave their room for solo walks outside, after consulting with Health Services. Deliveries of food and packages will be arranged through the Response Team. Students in Isolation Housing will be contacted daily by Bard Health Services.
Those who test positive for COVID will also be contacted by the Dutchess County Health Department for daily check-ins. Health Services staff can visit for a check-up if needed. Students in isolation housing are not allowed visitors. Students in isolation housing should bring with them all personal items they will need for two weeks. This includes toiletries, prescriptions or OTC medications (allergy, vitamins, etc.), phone and computer chargers, coursework and course materials, computer, phone, etc. A package from Health Services will also be delivered that will have a thermometer, hand sanitizer and wipes.