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Health, Wellness and Prevention

Boise State continues to follow the guidance of federal, state and local authorities when making decisions surrounding the response to COVID-19.

For the fall 2020 term, students, faculty and staff will be required to wear facial coverings and observe physical distancing and other public health practices on campus for as long as university medical staff and public health professionals advise us to do so. Complete details can be found on the university’s reintegration plan web page.

These actions create a healthier environment and will help campus remain open. In addition, the university will employ enhanced cleaning protocols in all spaces, and classroom and common areas will be cleaned with greater frequency with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended disinfectants. The university may remove some interior doors to allow for touchless entry and exit, and will likely establish one-way pedestrian traffic patterns in campus buildings and on crowded pedestrian paths. The university will develop a brief safety and hygiene training video for faculty, staff and students to view before returning to campus.

The current requirements for working on campus are listed on our webpage and will be updated as needed.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established a website for up-to-date information on the 2019 Coronavirus and they maintain a Travel Health Notices website where you can follow current health recommendations regarding world travel.

If you have specific medical questions about coronavirus and your health, you can contact University Health Services at (208) 426-1459 or

Procedure for positive cases of COVID-19 on campus

The health and safety of Boise State’s students, faculty and staff are a top concern for all university leadership. If a member of the campus community tests positive for COVID-19 and they have been on campus at any time 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms, they must notify their supervisor, department chair, Dean or VP immediately.

Boise State Guidance on Social Distancing and Self-Isolation

Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for travelers returning to the United States from Level 3 countries, Boise State is requiring a 14-day self-isolation period for travelers from CDC Level 3 countries before they return to campus.

Guidance for home self-isolation if you test positive for COVID-19

Stay home except to get medical care and follow the recommended additional procedures if you test positive for COVID-19.

Caring for a household member with COVID-19

Caregivers and individuals in close contact (within 6 feet) with a sick person should monitor their own health and practice social distancing at all times. They should call a healthcare provider right away if they develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) as well as follow the additional guidelines when caring for a household member with COVID-19.