The updates come after a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee launched an investigation into this university’s COVID-19 isolation protocols.
The campus community reported nearly 700 COVID-19 cases in the first four weeks of the semester.
This investigation stems from concerns that the off-campus quarantine requirement for students who test positive for COVID-19 places unnecessary stress on students.
The HEAL Line experienced a significant surge in calls from students and employees seeking answers at the start of the fall 2023 semester.
Students who live a six to eight hour drive away from the university have to go home if they test positive for COVID-19 and live in on-campus housing, according to the HEAL line.
Location of isolation should not change for students who live in on-campus apartments.
The email also outlined pre-arrival covid requirements like testing and face coverings.
Students who left campus over break are required to get tested within 72 hours before returning.
Some residents of 24 dorms and three Greek Life houses have been moved to quarantine and isolation housing.
There are currently 202 students living in university quarantine and isolation housing.