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
(If your question is time sensitive, please call the office.)

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

Isolation and Quarantine Updates

Isolation Guidelines

Students, teachers and staff who test positive for COVID-19 and/or display COVID-19 symptoms must isolate regardless of vaccination status.  All positive COVID-19 tests MUST be reported to Graham Health Center. Students who live on campus must follow their Advance Plan.

  • If asymptomatic, monitor for symptoms for days 0-10,
  • Isolate at home for days 0-5 (day “0” is day symptoms begin or the day your test was taken for those without symptoms),
  • If symptoms have improved on Day 5, or no symptoms developed, you may return to campus, while wearing a well-fitted mask around others at all times on day 6-10.  Keep in mind, OU mandates masks indoors.  Anyone who may be permitted to return after 5 full days should avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease for a full 10 after developing symptoms or testing positive.  
  • Stay home for days 0-10 if unwilling/unable to wear a mask.
  • If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated individuals take a rapid antigen test on day 5 of isolation and return only if it is negative. If you test positive or are unable to test, remain off campus in Isolation for 10 days.
  • Under no circumstances is someone with COVID-19 to return to campus in fewer than 5 full days (Remember day 1 is the first day AFTER you test positive or the first day of symptoms). 

Students: It is very important to review OU Expectations for Students in Isolation /Quarantine from the Dean of Students and Infection Prevention Control Committee. It also includes useful OU campus resources.

Please Note: Special populations have additional requirements. Be sure to review the instructions from GHC, as well as an additional criteria set forth by your program or on campus housing requirements.

If you are required to have weekly COVID-19 testing, you will NOT need to be tested for 90 days based on your recent +COVID-19 test - Unless you develop new symptoms (subject to change if guidelines change).

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for General Public 

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for Healthcare Workers

Quarantine Guidelines

If you have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, please read carefully the following guideline. Day ZERO is the last day you were in close contact with the person with COVID-19.  

Who NEEDS to quarantine? 

  • People who are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
  • People who are 18 and older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccines, but have not received a booster shot when eligible (5 months since second dose of Pfizer or Moderna). 
  • People who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.       

How to Quarantine:

  • Quarantine at home for 5 full days following exposure. (Day #0-5)
  • Wear a mask for 10 full days around others.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a COVID-19 PCR test, stay home, and report to GHC.    
  • If you remain asymptomatic, get a COVID-19 PCR Test on day 5 .  

Who does NOT need to quarantine? 

  • People ages 18 or older who have received the full primary series (1 J&J, 2 Pfizer or Moderna) AND a BOOSTER if eligible. (Read more about vaccines here)
  • People who have had COVID-19 within the last 90 days (tested positive using a viral test), as long as they have fully recovered and have no symptoms. If you have not previously reported this to GHC, please upload your test result to the patient portal with the date & result.
  • People who do NOT have to quarantine, must follow these guidelines:
    • Wear a mask around others for 10 full days.
    • Monitor yourself for symptoms for 10 full days. If you develop symptoms, get a COVID-19 PCR test & stay home. Report to GHC.
    • If you remain symptom free, get a COVID-19 PCR test on day 5.
    • If your test result is positive, stay home, and report to GHC.

What/Who: COVID PCR testing is conducted by our on campus testing partner HELIX Diagnostics.  

When: By appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register for an appointment with HELIX. 

Where: Oakland Center seating area between The Market convenience store and the Food Court, west entrance. *If you test on campus, you do NOT need to upload your result. GHC will do this*

You can also view alternative testing locations. If you have the test done elsewhere, you will need to upload a copy of the test result via the GHC secure patient portal by using the "upload my COVID test" button on the homepage of the patient portal.  

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for General Public

CDC Guidance for Isolation & Quarantine for Healthcare Workers

Reporting COVID-19 Infections or Exposures: Coming soon

Additional information on this subject will be available soon.

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,, 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 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:
  • 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 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: