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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 a communicable disease, including those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have a shared bedroom. 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 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 to temporarily move from your existing residence housing to University Manor for the duration of your isolation period.

To protect yourself and others, you will not be permitted to visit with friends and family inside isolation housing and should connect virtually or by phone until completing your isolation period. You may leave isolation housing to seek medical attention, pick up food 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 on-campus isolation period. 

      • Your faculty if you are a student
      • Your supervisor if you’re employed on campus
      • Housing and Residence Life

Tasks to Complete Right Away

  • Contact Boise State Public Health at (208) 426-2968 or for information about your temporary assignment, including location, directions, and details specific to the building. 
  • 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.

What to Pack

Pack lightly but intentionally. Recommended essentials are listed in the packing list below. Remember, you will not be permitted to return to retrieve items from your regular housing assignment after entering isolation.

  • Your BroncoCard (student ID card), wallet, and health insurance card if applicable
  • Complete changes of comfortable clothes for 5-10 days (onsite laundry will be available to you but you would need to bring laundry soap/supplies)
  • 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 – we can bring you these as needed
  • 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. You will receive bedding but may prefer your own.

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 Boise State Public Health 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
  • Washable plates, bowls, cups and utensils
  • Personal care items (bar soap, toilet paper, disposable facial coverings, thermometer) 
  • Cleaning supplies (dish soap, paper towels, sponge, trash bin and trash bags)
  • Kitchen kit (includes pots, pans, and common cooking utensils)

Food During Isolation

  • You may temporarily leave isolation to pick up food on campus.  Please wear a good-fitting mask, practice social distancing, do not eat with others (take your food back to your room), and pre-order your meals with Boost to reduce the amount of time you are around others.

  • Contactless grocery and food delivery services are available as another 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 directly to you at the following address: University Manor Apartments, 2016 W Boise Avenue, Unit 1910-1 or 1910-2 as assigned.

Parking During Isolation

Park in the nearest parking spot to your isolation space, at no cost. Communicate the make, model and license plate number of your vehicle to Boise State Public Health 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.

View the University Manor notice of privacy practices.