Shelter-in-place self-quarantine

Sept. 15, 2020

Clery Timely Warning Notice 

Type of Incident: Shelter-in-place self-quarantine recommendation for students living on and near campus 

Date: September 15, 2020  

Time of Occurrence: In effect from September 15 to September 29, 2020  

Location: Students living on or near campus 


PIMA COUNTY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 – To further combat the increase in positive COVID-19 cases around the University of Arizona campus, Pima County Health Department (PCHD) and UArizona officials have issued a shelter-in-place self-quarantine recommendation for students living on and near campus until September 29, 2020.  

The recommendation strongly encourages students to only leave their home to attend essential classes and activities as defined by UArizona, attend work, care for family members, or to obtain food, medical care and medications. Students may also engage in outdoor exercise or access the Student Recreation Center, but only when social distancing is possible. 

Off-campus housing providers are encouraged to provide isolation housing for any residents who test positive for COVID-19.  

Apartment buildings with more than 10 residents within the geographic area, in which the majority of residents are students, are also directed to close pools and spas, recreation, game and/or fitness rooms or gyms, and prohibit gatherings of more than 10 individuals. Self-quarantine has also been recommended for students living in sorority or fraternity houses on or near campus where more than 10% of residents test positive for COVID-19. 

Sustained transmission beyond the 14-day period may result in an extension of the recommended time and additional limitations. More details on the recommendation are available at 


  • Remain inside except for: 
    • Attending essential in-person classes and activities 
    • Medical treatment 
    • COVID-19 testing 
    • Obtaining food and groceries (use delivery services when possible) 
    • Caring for family members 
    • Attending work 
    • Engaging in outdoor recreation where social distancing is possible 
  • Avoid large crowds/gatherings of more than 10 people 
  • Wear a mask on and off campus 
  • Wash your hands frequently 
  • Maintain social distancing (six feet) 
  • Monitor your health 
    • If you have symptoms of Covid-19 please contact Campus Health immediately  
    • Medical: (520) 621-9202
      Med. After Hours: (520) 570-7898
      CAPS 24/7: (520) 621-3334 
  • Download the COVID Watch app at