Graham Health Center

408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2341
fax (248) 370-2691

24-hour RX refill:
(248) 370-2679

health@oakland.edu
(If your question is time sensitive, please call the office.)

Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Isolation and Quarantine Updates

Isolation Guidelines

Isolate If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 and/or displays COVID-19 symptoms (without an alternate diagnosis or negative COVID-19 test) should isolate regardless of vaccination status:

  • Isolate at home for the first five days (starting with the day after symptoms began or day after test was taken for those without symptoms)
  • If symptoms have improved or no symptoms developed, return to normal activities, while wearing a well-fitted mask, for the next five days to protect others
  • If individual has a fever, stay home until fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications before returning to normal activities while wearing a well-fitted mask, until the 10-day period is complete

OR

  • Isolate at home for 10 days if unwilling/unable to wear a mask

Notification of Contacts

  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should also notify others whom they had contact with during the time they were contagious (beginning two days before symptoms started or testing positive if no symptoms are present)
  • Prioritize notification of individuals who are personal/household contacts and immunocompromised or high-risk individuals
  • Individuals would then follow the below guidance on Quarantine

MDHHS Isolation guidance

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for General Public 

Quarantine Guidelines

Quarantine If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19

Quarantine guidance may be adjusted to respond to and control outbreaks within unique settings as needed. Local leaders and individuals should work with their local health departments for outbreak response and follow additional quarantine recommendations as situations dictate to maintain a safer environment for community members.

If you are exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 and is a personal/household contact:

  • Conduct symptom monitoring for 10 days
  • Test at least one time if possible three to seven days after exposure and if symptoms develop
  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from the date of last exposure to protect others (home quarantine is an alternative for those who are unable or unwilling to mask)
  • Avoid unmasked activities or activities with higher risk of exposing vulnerable individuals for 10 days from the date of last exposure

If you are exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19 and is another type of contact (from a community, social or work setting):

  • Conduct symptom monitoring for 10 days
  • Test if symptoms develop
  • Consider wearing a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of last exposure to protect others. At a minimum, wear a mask in settings with higher risk of exposing vulnerable individuals

MDHHS Quarantine Guidelines

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for General Public

Reporting COVID-19 Infections or Exposures

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please submit your test result to the patient portal using the button on the home page. 

You will enter the date the test was collected, as well as submit an image of your lab report.  If you have a positive home test, please write you name, and the date the test was taken, on the test cassette or card.  

You may also send a secure message to the nurse to report your positive test.  


Expectations For Students in Isolation/Quarantine

Expectations For Students in Isolation/Quarantine
Revised February 28, 2022

Students should remain in the assigned isolation/quarantine space for the entirety of the isolation/quarantine period. Exceptions to these requirements include when you have been advised to seek medical attention or there is an emergency or fire-drill in your location. Wear a mask and socially distance any time you must leave your assigned isolation/quarantine space.
See more information at the CDC website.

  1. Do not invite friends or family over to the quarantine or isolation space. Connect with friends and family virtually during this time.
  2. Answer and be responsive to telephone calls and messages from the support team, this could include GHC staff or Residence Life Staff (RA/GRD/RD).
  3. Report any health related concerns to your primary care physician or the Graham Health Center. Messages can be sent via patient portal secure messaging, health@oakland.edu, or by phone at 248-370-2341.

For Resident Students in Isolation:

  1. If you are assigned to quarantine or isolation space on campus, please remain in your assigned room at all times except for traveling to an assigned common restroom or for meal pick-up.
  2. In the event that University staff must enter your room, you must wear a mask at all times.
  3. Report any health related concerns directly to the Graham Health Center. Call GHC at 248-370-2341 or send a message through the secure patient portal. The portal is preferred to keep your health information secure, as well as quicker response. Send a message via email to health@oakland.edu if you are not successful by phone or portal. The patient portal and email are monitored regularly during normal business hours. If you contact GHC outside of normal business hours (evenings and weekends), someone will contact you within 24-48 hours. A nurse practitioner can provide a telehealth or in person visit as needed.
  4. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call campus police at (248) 370-3331 for assistance getting an ambulance to the emergency department.
  5. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or feeling suicidal, please contact the following ON CAMPUS RESOURCES:
    • M-F 8AM-5PM - The Oakland University Counseling Center at 248-370-3465.
    • AFTER HOURS and if you are experiencing an emergency, please call OUPD at (248) 370-3331.
    • You may also contact one of the following OFF CAMPUS crisis hotline numbers:
      • Common Ground 1-800-231-1127
      • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1800-784-2433)
      • Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
      • The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

What CAN’T You Do While in Isolation/Quarantine?

  • DO NOT go to face-to-face classes, work, public events, dining halls or group gatherings.
  • DO NOT leave your room except to travel to your assigned restroom, for food pick-up or to receive medical care.
  • DO NOT have visitors. Family and friends may not come to visit as this puts them and others at risk.

What CAN You Do While in Isolation/Quarantine?

  • STAY in your room and REST
  • REACH OUT to let your faculty members know if you are not able to fully engage in your courses.
  • STUDY, READ, WATCH A MOVIE, JOURNAL about your experiences,
  • Attend online tutoring or academic support,
  • Follow University Recreation and Well-Being on social media! Social media will have all of the latest and most up-to-date schedules, activities, and opportunities for virtual (and in-person opportunities when appropriate) to keep you healthy and engaged!
    • Instagram: OURecwell
    • Facebook: OURecwell
    • TikTok: @ourecwell
    • Web Site: oakland.edu/recwell
  • Opportunities for engagement:   
    • University Recreation and Well-Being offers numerous programs and services that are virtual.
    • Live virtual group exercise classes: a variety of formats are offered, no experience necessary. Minimal equipment or no equipment needed. Modifications are provided for all fitness levels. Formats include but aren't limited to yoga, strength, zumba, dance fusion, abs glutes and thighs, etc.
    • The OURecwell facebook page contains a library of virtual group exercise classes. A Facebook page/account is not required to access the library.
    • eSports and gaming: virtual tournaments are being offered throughout the semester. Multiple games like Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, COD Warzone, and Rocket League are available.
    • Wellness activities: virtual trivia, mindfulness and breathing along with stress management tools are offered. Led by peer wellness ambassadors, virtual wellness is a great way to de-stress and relax.
  • How to Take Care of Yourself:
    • Eat regular, healthy meals
    • Get at least eight hours of sleep
    • Stay hydrated
    • Find a way to keep active in your room. Consider streaming various exercise classes
    • Open your windows and get fresh air when you can
    • Connect with friends and family virtually
    • Do not use alcohol or recreational drugs
    • No smoking, no vaping
    • Monitor your symptoms
    • Monitor your temperature and heart rate daily. If you have a way to check your oxygen saturation (xx%), please do so. Keep a log of this information
    • Use fever-reducing medicines as indicated by medical personnel

What does the University do to support you while in isolation/quarantine? 

  • Health care:
    • Graham Health Center 
    • GHC nurse practitioners can provide telehealth or in person visits if you are having worsening symptoms or concerns.
    • If it is after hours and you are having difficulty breathing or other severe symptoms, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Mental care:
    • Counseling Center Resources
    • Common Ground 1-800-231-1127
    • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1800-784-2433)
    • Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
  • Physical health:
    • The Rec Center has online resources for online activities.
  • Peer support:
    •  Students looking to connect with a peer wellness ambassador can email cheileman@oakland.edu to initiate a connection. Peer wellness ambassadors are trained peer health educators and are available virtually to talk with students about available resources for health and well-being and to listen to concerns and provide peer support. Peer wellness ambassadors are not counselors or a substitute for counseling. Students needing counseling support will be referred to the Counseling Center.
  • Academic support: