To: Stevens Students, Faculty and Staff Members
From: Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Date: January 7, 2021
Subject: Health Advisory: Updated Guidelines on Testing and Quarantine for Travel to NJ
Students, faculty and staff traveling from states, countries and territories outside the immediate region (NY, CT, PA and DE) to NJ need two negative COVID-19 tests – one negative test 1-3 days before travel and another negative test 3-5 days after travel. After arrival in NJ, individuals must quarantine until they receive the second negative result, and then must continue to quarantine until they have quarantined for seven days from when they arrived in NJ. A negative test result must be submitted online before arrival to Stevens.
Individuals who receive a positive test result from their first or second test should isolate for ten days from the date of the test, refrain from travel and notify Student Health Services.
For Students Living in Stevens Housing:
Students required to quarantine based on NJ travel guidance must arrive on either January 14th between 9 AM – 5 PM (the initial date of travel for those who need to quarantine based on the 14-day quarantine guidance from December) or on January 21st between 9 AM – 5 PM. Students who are able to adjust their travel plans are strongly encouraged to arrive on the 21st. Residential students must schedule a Spring 2021 Check-In Appointment date and time through the Housing and Dining portal in myStevens by Monday, January 11th.
Upon arrival to campus and having already submitted a negative COVID test result as per the guidance above, students will check-in at the Jonas Hall office and proceed to their quarantine space assigned by the Office of Residential and Dining Services. Students will quarantine for 7 full days after arrival with support from the Stevens Student Affairs staff who will assist with meals and daily check-ins. The Student Health Services staff will arrange for a second COVID-19 test locally on day 3, 4 or 5 of the quarantine. If a student tests negative on the second test they will be released from quarantine after day 7. If a student tests positive on the second test, they will isolate for 10 days beginning on the date of the positive test result.
Please note that the travel quarantine guidelines differ from the exposure quarantine guidelines. If a student is exposed to COVID-19 after arrival in NJ or at Stevens, they will be required to quarantine for the full 14 day period.