Dartmouth College Health Service (DCHS) is excited to begin welcoming many of our students back to campus. We understand that quarantine recommendations can be confusing...here is the bottom line:
RETURN TO DARTMOUTH CAMPUS BUILDINGS: Any students returning to New Hampshire or the Upper Valley are asked to self-quarantine for a two-week period before entering campus buildings. Students traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island) do not need to quarantine before visiting grocery stores, restaurants and other non-campus spaces. All students traveling to New Hampshire from non-New England states must self-quarantine for a two-week period before entering either campus or stores, restaurants and other public spaces. A detailed description of NH guidance for quarantine can be found here. Campus specific quarantine guidance and resources can be found here. If you develop any symptoms or fever during quarantine, web-book or call Dartmouth College Health Service for evaluation.
RETURN TO VERMONT: Vermont recommends self-quarantine for 14 days with the option to undergo a Covid-19 PCR test on day 7 if no symptoms or fever and, if the test is negative, to finish quarantine as soon as the result is received. Students living in Vermont should observe Vermont state guidelines, but will also need to be compliant with the NH rule of 14 days before returning to the Dartmouth campus.
GEISEL STUDENTS WITH CLINICAL ROTATIONS AT DHMC: must adhere to the DHMC recommended screening for all health care workers, including self-observation and symptom and fever screening daily before entering the buildings. Geisel students must also adhere to the NH 14-day quarantine guidelines before return to any campus buildings.
TOWN OF HANOVER MASK ORDINANCE STARTS AUGUST 10, 2020: As of August 10, the town of Hanover will require everyone entering businesses and work sites, whether those are indoors or outside, to wear a mouth and nose-covering mask. Members of the public must wear face masks while using public sidewalks, other pedestrian ways, public recreation areas, and other public property within the town of Hanover where maintaining adequate physical distancing is not possible because of pedestrian congestion. Failure to comply with the ordinance may result in a fine. For more information, visit the town of Hanover website.
What do students think? Check out this interesting thread from UConn!
For more information about all-things-COVID, visit Dartmouth's COVID-19 Information Home Page.
You can also find resources to support self care with COVID here.
Check out the 2020 Dartmouth Health Survey During COVID-19 Pandemic, provided by The Office of Institutional Research.
Questions? Give a call to 603-646-9401 to speak with a provider or book an appointment. If we can't answer immediately, leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you back. You may also web-book telehealth and phone visits on-line via your health portal.