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Boise State Isolation Housing

Boise State has a limited number of beds available for resident students who have tested positive for COVID-19. If space is available and in the absence of an off-campus isolation option, arrangements will be made to move you to isolation housing located at University Manor

If you prefer to complete your self-isolation period in an alternative location (i.e., with nearby family), you must inform Boise State Public Health of your plans ( and remain off campus until you have been cleared for return via a clearance from isolation email from Boise State Public Health. In an effort to avoid further transmission, Boise State Public Health strongly discourages individuals from traveling by public transportation if returning home to isolate themselves.

What’s expected of me when I move to isolation housing on campus?

You will work with Boise State Public Health and COVID Nursing team to temporarily move from your existing residence housing to University Manor for the duration of your isolation period. Our COVID Nursing team will help you get settled and is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week to assist you with your needs. 

Our COVID Nursing Team will reach out to you daily and ask that you provide a daily check in report on how you are doing.  To protect yourself and others, you will not be permitted to visit with friends and family in person and should connect virtually or by phone until completing your isolation period. You may leave isolation to seek medical attention or to get a breath of fresh air.


You will receive an email from Boise State Public Health with specific guidance. Be sure to review the following points: 

      • How to take care of yourself in isolation and how to manage symptoms   
      • Your end of isolation date, subject to change
      • Boise State’s clearance from isolation protocol 

The following groups will also be notified (you will be included on all communications sent) to ensure that you receive the support that you need during your isolation period. 

      • Boise State’s COVID Nursing team
      • Your faculty and the Office of the Dean of Students (if you’re enrolled in classes)
      • Your supervisor (if you’re employed on campus)

Tasks to Complete Right Away

  • Contact COVID Nursing at (208) 426-5030 or for information about your temporary assignment, including location, directions, and details specific to the building. The team will also assist you with immediate food needs, and arrange for transportation pending availability. They are available to support you daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Pack lightly but intentionally. Essentials are recommended in the packing list below. Remember, you will not be permitted to return to retrieve items from your regular housing assignment after entering isolation.
  • Put on a clean facial covering and check-in to your temporary housing assignment as soon as possible (check-in will not be available after 6 p.m.).

What to Pack

We recommend packing the following items. 

  • Your BroncoCard (student ID card), wallet and health insurance card if applicable
  • Complete changes of comfortable clothes for 5 days (onsite laundry units or laundry services will be available to you)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, hygiene products)
  • Over the counter and prescription medications recommended or prescribed by your healthcare provider
  • Tissues, hand sanitizer and facial coverings 
  • Small electronics and chargers (laptop or computer, phone etc)
  • School supplies (textbooks, pens, pencils, notebooks that you may need for class)
  • Any food or snacks you already have on hand (more information about food is provided below)
  • A few packable items for your comfort and enjoyment— like a favorite pillow or quilt, games, reading materials or hobby supplies

Isolation Apartment Amenities

The following amenities and some initial supplies are provided to you in your isolation unit. If your unit is missing any essential items when you arrive, please notify the COVID nursing staff immediately so that we can deliver those items to you.

  • Bed and common space furniture
  • Fresh linens (pillow, sheets, lightweight blanket, towel and washcloth)
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • Disposable plates, bowls, cups and utensils
  • Personal care items (bar soap, toilet paper, 2 disposable facial coverings, disposable gloves, thermometer and pulse oximeter) 
  • Cleaning supplies (dishwasher soap, disinfectant spray, paper towels, sponge, trash bin and trash bags)
  • Kitchen kit (includes pots, pans, and common cooking utensils)

Food During Isolation

Contactless grocery and food delivery services are available as your food option during isolation. Grocery services are offered locally by vendors such as Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Walmart, and Whole Foods. You may also arrange for contactless delivery from a friend or family member. Deliveries can be made to the following address: University Manor, 1910 Boise Avenue, Boise, ID 83706. Please make sure and include your room number in your delivery instructions.

Parking During Isolation

Park in the nearest parking lot to your isolation space, at no cost. Communicate the make, model and license plate number of your vehicle to the COVID nursing team upon check-in, or email this information to within one hour of check-in.


In order to end isolation, leave isolation housing, and return to all in-person campus activities you will need to complete the Boise State Public Health clearance process.

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