Wake Forest will approach our isolation protocols in much the same way a household would provide support to a family member with an illness. Students in residence halls who test positive for COVID-19 may isolate in place and recover with the help of campus resources or may choose to go home or elsewhere at their own expense to complete the isolation period, as long as travel is permitted by CDC guidelines (i.e., without using public transportation such as planes, trains, rideshares). This approach is consistent with the way that Wake Forest has traditionally accommodated students with influenza, stomach flu or other viruses. 

On-campus students living with a roommate who tests positive for COVID-19 and who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 may have the option to temporarily relocate to another room. Impacted students should contact Student Health Service.

Faculty and Staff should refer to the information on the Campus Health website.

Feeling Sick?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (or other illness), request an appointment at Student Health Service through the

In an emergency, always call 911.

Positive Test?

Isolate in place and follow current CDC guidelines.

COVID-19 Information

Visit the CDC’s COVID website for additional information.



Information for Roommates