My Roomate is COVID Positive | Springfield College

Your Roommate has COVID-19 and is Isolating in Place

We are sorry to hear that your roommate isn’t feeling well. We know this can be a stressful time for you as well and we want to make sure you understand your responsibilities at this time and the resources available to you.

  • You do not need to quarantine- as long as you are feeling well
    • You are able to go to classes, to work, and attend on-campus activities.
    • It is recommended that you wear a well-fitting mask (a medical mask or KN95) for 10 days anytime you are out of your room.
    • You may continue to get your meals the way you normally do.
  • Strategies for minimizing contact with your roommate
    • Keep 6 feet of distance as much as possible.
    • Arrange the room and beds so that the heads of those sleeping are as far apart as possible.
    • Study and do work at the library or in other locations as much as possible.
    • Open the windows as long as weather permits.
    • Please work to communicate with each other to respect each other’s needs.
  • Symptom Monitoring
    • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, fatigue, headache, etc.
    • If you develop symptoms:
      • Do not go to class, work, or other activities.
      • Do a home COVID-19 test if you have one. If you do not, please contact the Health Center at (413)-748-3175.
      • If you develop symptoms and feel you need medical attention, contact the Health Center to schedule an appointment. If it is after hours, please seek care at an off campus medical facility
      • If you are having an urgent or emergent issue on campus, please call Public Safety at (413) 748-5555.
      • If you do test positive, please begin isolation-in-place. That means no classes, no work, and no social events. Wear a mask when out of your room except to shower, shave, brush your teeth, or sleeping. Get grab-n-go food and follow these protocols.