HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Health Services
SELF ISOLATION
Thank you for taking care of yourself and our community.
Due to your potential exposure to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), you have been
asked to self isolate for 14 days. During this time, you must stay in your residence or
in your relocated room. Also manage and monitor your symptoms to help prevent the
spread of this illness. Please reach out to HUHS if you have questions.
What to have on hand
To make your stay more comfortable, bring clean
and comfortable clothes for the number of days
you’ll be laying low, a favorite pillow or blanket, your
cell phone, laptop, chargers and cords.
You’ll also need a toiletry kit, eye wear, and any
prescription and non-prescription medications.
If you are relocated, your room will be equipped with
other necessary items.
For undergraduate students:
HUDS will provide your meals
HUHS will provide you some supplies, such as
a thermometer, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes,
reusable water bottle
HUHS will contact you daily
You will need to contact your advisor and resident
dean to inform of your situation
What Does this Mean for Me?
For the next 14 days,
• Do not go to classes, study groups, office hours, the
library or other academic/social/athletic functions
• Do not use public transportation
• Do not go to work
• Frequently wash hands with soap and water.
Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not handy
• Check your temperature twice daily. Keep a daily
log temperature, presence of a cough or any
breathing issues
• Wear a mask if you are going out for a medical
appointment
www.harvard.edu/coronavirus
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Health Services
SELF ISOLATION
Common feelings Your Daily Health Log
This can be an overwhelming and scary Please record your temperature twice daily and
time and you may be experience a variety write down any symptoms or concerns.
of emotions. We are here to help and
support you.
Self-Care Tips
Try to take care of yourself during this
stressful time.
Some ideas:
Call family and friends
Write letters to family and friends
Consider starting a mindfulness/
meditation practice.
If you have a practice, do it
Call Harvard’s Guided Meditation Line
617-384-2256 (4-CALM)
Keep a journal
Binge watch some Netflix shows
Read for fun
Watch Youtube videos for exercises
Bring some weights or exercise
bands
Resources
Harvard: www.HARVARD.edu/coronavirus
Day Date AM
Temp
PM
Temp
Other symptoms, such as
cough, shortness of breath etc.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/
Please know that we value your health and
HUHS Urgent Care: 617-495-5711
wellbeing and here to assist as needed.
www.harvard.edu/coronavirus
*Original content sourced from Anne Jones, Medical Director, Cornell Health
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