COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


January 12, 2021

As students prepare to return to campus, we wanted to share the following important information about the process:

Arrival and Testing

Students must sign-up for an arrival and testing time in advance. COVID-19 testing will take place in Gym 2 of the Sports Center on January 14, 15, 20 & 21 from 8am - 3pm.

Please enter the sports center at the Botsford entrance, on the north side of the building near the weight room, unless you need access to the elevator. If you need to use the elevator, enter the building at the upper south side entrance with your swipe and take the elevator down. You will exit Gym 2 on the south side of the room to ensure a one-way flow of traffic.

  • What to Bring: Bring your Reed ID.
  • Important: Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for at least 30 minutes before your COVID-19 saliva test.
  • Results: Results will be available approximately 48 hours after test collection. Participants must self-quarantine in their place of residence until a negative test result is received. Results will be available to participants to view and print online using the Predictive labs online portal.

Keys and ID Cards

If you need to pick up your room or apartment key, please go to the Physical Plant service window directly after you complete your PCR test. If you need a new ID, you must go to 28 West to be assisted by Community Safety.

Transfer and new-to-campus first-year students will receive an email from the Orientation office with additional information regarding this step of the process.

Mandatory Quarantine

After arrival, you must quarantine until you receive a negative COVID-19 test. While self-quarantining, students are expected to follow these guidelines to limit contact with other community members. More information about preparing for quarantine can be found here.

  • Stay in your room, except to do the following
    • Use the bathroom
    • Pick up items or food ordered through the mobile dining app from Commons (the dining hall). You may only pick up food from Commons and cannot enter the dining hall until you get a negative test result. You can find the most up to date Commons hours here.
    • Seek emergency medical care
  • Abide by social distancing and face coverings guidelines detailed here

Sign the Updated COVID-19 Housing Addendum

Students must sign a COVID-19 acknowledgement of risk and prevention form by January 25. Students living on campus can sign this form in IRIS with their Kerberos credentials.

Common Room Closures

Residence hall common rooms are closed January 13 through at least February 1. The reopening of residence hall common spaces (e.g., lounges, study rooms, and kitchens) will be based on 90% compliance with surveillance testing in addition to state or county restrictions. This means that common rooms will open after February 1 in any residence hall with a minimum of 90% compliance with surveillance testing, provided that there are no restrictions at the state or county level that would cause the college to limit access to common spaces.

Going to Miss Your Scheduled Arrival Time?

If you are unable to make your scheduled arrival time, please email to find out your options. You will have a longer quarantine period if you must arrange an arrival outside of the scheduled time frames.

Card Swipe Issues After Arrival?

If you are having issues with your card, email with the details.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon! Please let us know if you have any questions and keep in mind that our staff are doing their best to respond to the many inquiries we’re getting as quickly as possible - we appreciate your patience.


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