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Guide to Self-Quarantine and Self-Monitoring

February 27, 2020

Self-quarantine means remaining at home, not going to classes or work or the lab, limiting time outside of your home, and monitoring your health for 14 days after you were last in mainland China, South Korea, or other CDC Warning Level 3 or US Department of State Level 4 areas.

  • Do not go to class, work, lab, or participate in any campus activities.
  • Work or study from home, as possible.
  • Avoid non-essential travel on or off campus. Limit shopping for food, taking walks outside, etc.
  • Do not share cups, utensils, etc. 
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging, kissing, etc.
  • Avoid close contact (keep more than 6 feet between you and other people).

Monitoring Your Health

  • Take your temperature twice a day in the morning and evening, not within an hour of eating a meal. If you need a thermometer, contact University Health Services at communityhealth@princeton.edu
  • Call University Health Services at 609-258-3141 if you have any symptoms, such as:
    • A temperature reading of 100.4 F or higher.
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Any flu-like symptoms.

If you must go out:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not use public transportation.

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