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Sequestration

Sequestration

What is sequestration?

Sequestering means minimizing in-person interactions whether in the dorms, dining facilities or other on- or off-campus locations where individuals congregate or interact. Students should leave their residences only to participate in essential activities (e.g., to pick up meals or purchase food, participate in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, or obtain healthcare services).

Sequestration applies to all students - regardless of vaccination status - moving onto campus. They will need to test with 48 hours of arrival and sequester for a minimum of seven (7) days, during which time they must receive two (2) negative tests. They will then continue testing weekly as well as need to continue wearing face coverings. 

Throughout the sequestration period:

1. Practice the two basics of COVID-19 prevention: wear a face-covering outside of your room and frequently wash your hands.

2. Complete the Daily Symptom Check - https://students.uci.edu/daily-symptom-check.html

4. No guests or visitors! No one is permitted in your room except you! If you live in an apartment, no one but you and your assigned apartment-mate(s) are allowed in the unit.

5. Do not leave your residence except to participate in essential activities (e.g., to pick up meals or purchase food, participate in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, or obtain healthcare services). 

6. No in-person gatherings. Residents under sequestration are not permitted to host or attend gatherings of any kind.

Information for winter quarter

Test, Sequester and Re-Test:

The protocol for residential students is to Test, Sequester and Retest. During sequestration, students and dependents should leave their residences only to participate in essential activities (e.g., to pick up meals or purchase food, go to work, participate in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, or obtain health care services). You should not attend large gatherings such as athletic events or go to the movie theater during this period of time.

You should carefully plan your arrival to the campus. As an example, if the campus is able to start in person classes on Jan. 18, then you will need to arrive on Jan. 11 to initiate this testing protocol. Students are not required to move-in on Jan. 3; however, if you plan to come later in the month you must begin the testing and sequestration process once you arrive on campus.

On-Campus Residents (Student Housing and ACC Communities):

  • Residential students returning from off-campus to their campus residence:
    1. Pick up your free antigen tests at your housing community’s administrative office starting on Jan. 3, 2022.
    2. Test upon your arrival and again five days later.
    3. Sequester for seven days upon arrival.
    4. If you test positive with either test, make an appointment as soon as possible at a Campus Testing Site through the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portal for a PCR test confirmation. You should stay in your room and minimize any contact with others pending your results from your PCR test and remain masked, except when sleeping. If you have symptoms, contact your medical provider.
  • New Residential students moving into housing for Winter Quarter:
    1. Follow your move-in instructions.
    2. Make an appointment at one of the Campus Testing Sites through the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portal.
    3. On move-in day, please test at a Campus Testing Site.
    4. Proceed to move in.
    5. Pick up one free antigen test kit and test five days later.
    6. Sequester for seven days upon arrival.
    7. If you test positive with either test, make an appointment as soon as possible at a Campus Testing Site through the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portalfor a PCR test confirmation. You should stay in your room and minimize any contact with others pending your results from your PCR test and remain masked, except when sleeping. If you have symptoms, contact your medical provider.
  • Residential students who remain on campus for the duration of the Winter Break:
    1. Pick up your free antigen tests at your housing community’s administrative office starting on Jan. 3, 2022.
    2. Test upon receiving your test kit and again five days later.
    3. Sequester starting on Jan. 3, 2022 ending Jan. 10, 2022.
    4. If you test positive with either test, make an appointment as soon as possible at a Campus Testing Site through the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portalfor a PCR test confirmation. You should stay in your room and minimize any contact with others pending your results from your PCR test and remain masked, except when sleeping. If you have symptoms, contact your medical provider.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in disciplinary action. Some restrictions will continue beyond the sequestration period. 

Undergraduate Activities During Sequestration