So you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed and now you have to isolate or quarantine – what are your next steps?

For students living in NYU residence halls, NYU has developed a comprehensive set of protocols designed to provide the care and services you will need for the duration of your isolation or quarantine, while also protecting your fellow NYU students, faculty, employees, and our neighborhood community.

Isolation and quarantine is challenging, but we hope by acting swiftly and responsibly, we can make this time as easy as possible for you and reduce the threat of COVID-19 in all our lives. It’s important not to leave your room, with the exception of receiving medical care or in case of emergency. In many cases, quarantining students may quarantine in their assigned dorm rooms. Isolating students will be temporarily relocated to another residence specifically for isolating students.

Updated: January 8

Beginning Your Isolation or Quarantine

Room Assignment


Contact-free Check-in


Quarantine and Isolation Basics

Stay in Your Room

Navigating Relationships


Your Physical Well-Being

Medical Assistance



Your Mental and Social Well-Being

Mental Health

Virtual Activities

Your Room/Suite

Mail and Packages


Trash and Cleaning

Residence Hall Questions

Ending Quarantine or Isolation

Time Frame

Moving Back

School of Law Students

Your Isolation/Quarantine Coordinator

We're here to support you! While the public health guidelines for quarantine and isolation may feel quite limiting, we’re committed to making sure you can feel as connected as possible during this time. 

You will be assigned an Isolation/Quarantine (I/Q) Coordinator, an NYU staff member who will be your go-to point of contact for the duration of your quarantine or isolation period. Your I/Q Coordinator will reach out to you to introduce themselves, explain their role and guide you through the available resources and support.