As Colgate opens its campus for the fall 2020 semester, members of the campus community will at times be subject to periods of quarantine or isolation in order to protect community health.
Close-Contact Quarantine and Isolation
- Close-Contact Quarantine is required for someone identified as having had close contact (CDC definition) with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19. Students traveling from states or countries with high levels of active disease may also be required to quarantine based on New York State or CDC guidance.
- Isolation is required for someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Travel from campus is strongly discouraged for the duration of the spring semester. Reducing or even eliminating travel from the campus is an essential feature of Colgate’s plan to support the safety of all students, faculty, staff, and our village neighbors. In some cases, however, students may receive approval for certainly University-sponsored or personal travel away from campus. Depending upon the circumstances, students may be required to enter Colgate's travel quarantine protocol upon their return to campus.
Mandatory Universal Arrival Quarantine
All students arriving at Colgate for the Fall 2020 semester will immediately enter mandatory universal quarantine in their residences for a minimum of 14 days. The quarantine applies to all students studying on campus for the fall 2020 semester — including students who have spent the summer on campus and seniors living in privately owned off-campus housing for the fall of 2020.