Residential student recommendations for COVID-19
What to expect in the residence halls
We all share the responsibility of maintaining a healthy community in the residence halls. To prepare for your arrival and residential experience, please note the following:
- NAU is a mask-friendly campus. Masks are not required outdoors, and are recommended indoors.
- Guests are allowed in the residence halls when accompanied by a resident of the hall, and following the Standards of Residence and Student Code of Conduct.
- On-campus residents needing to isolate or quarantine will be provided isolation/quarantine living quarters and support.
- Campus Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, and Student Affairs/Office of the Dean of Students all support student physical and mental health needs throughout the academic year. Please visit Campus Health Services for health care needs.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, NAU strongly encourages students to consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming to campus. Students not vaccinated are highly encouraged to follow the recommendations below. Together the Lumberjack community looks forward to a great 2021-2022 year!
If choosing not to vaccinate, residents are encouraged to get a PCR test prior to arriving on campus, monitor their health for symptoms, and utilize the available campus testing and health services. In partnership with Arizona State University and the Arizona Department of Health Services, NAU is offering free testing for asymptomatic individuals with results typically received in 48-72 hours.
- Participants must preregister.
- When creating your account on the ASU Biodesign Institute page, use your NAU email account and Agency Code “SALIVATEST” when prompted.
- After you have created an account, choose “Appointments” to schedule a test location. (ADHS-*Flagstaff* NAU Fieldhouse)
- Please wear a mask and do not bring any bags.
- Check Coconino.az.gov/covid19 website for testing information.
While you are on campus
If you are not vaccinated, we recommend the following:
- Wear a face mask/covering in your residence hall, except when in your own room/living unit
- Avoid crowds
- Reduce contact with others, such as handshakes or hugging
- If you are sick, please visit the Campus Health Services website or call 928-523-2131 for resources available to you
COVID-19 case response
While ideally all students, faculty, and staff would stay safe and well on campus, we have an established protocol for quarantine and isolation housing in the event a resident is exposed to or becomes ill with COVID-19.