For students living in NYU residence halls, NYU has developed a set of guidelines to help you understand what you need to do during your isolation or quarantine.

Sometimes “isolation” and “quarantine” are used interchangeably, but there are important distinctions between them—and in the protocols you must follow.

  • Isolation is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Quarantine is for people who have been exposed to the virus to see if they become infected.

Updated: May 22

Students in Isolation or Quarantine

Quarantine and Isolation Basics

Stay in Your Room

Help Protect Others


Navigating Relationships


Your Physical Well-Being

Medical Assistance


Your Mental and Social Well-Being

Mental Health

Virtual Activities

Your Room/Suite

Mail and Packages



Res Hall Questions

Ending Quarantine or Isolation

Time Frame

Roommates of Students in Isolation or Quarantine

School of Law Students