Services to students who are quarantined or isolated

I’m in Quarantine/Isolation, Now What? 

First, you’re not alone.  You have a Care Team supporting you with everything you’ll need while in quarantine or isolation.   

You have received instructions via email about next steps. Please keep these and refer to them as necessary to be reminded of protocols, resources, and services provided. 

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation? 

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people exposed to COVID-19, but who haven’t tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation separates those who have tested positive for COVID-19 from people who are not sick.  

Isolation/quarantine means not having contact with other people and if residing in the residence halls, this means not leaving the designated accommodations. If having to be around other people, a face covering mouth and nose needs to be worn. 

What does isolation/quarantine mean for me in the residence halls? 

Isolation and quarantine require you to remain in your assigned space until released by the Department of Health and confirmed by an official of South Dakota Mines.  You are required to stay in this space. 

If you are quarantined and start showing symptoms, please contact Residence Life immediately.  Additionally, testing is available via Student Health Services. To schedule an appointment, call 605-394-2354 or 605-755-2273.   

Can I leave my assigned space during my isolation/quarantine? 

You are only to leave your space for medical emergencies and fire and community safety alarms, by the directives of an Institutional Employee acting in the capacity of their position, and for medical testing purposes in relation to your isolation/quarantine.

If you are being moved to a new room to quarantine or isolate: 

Items to bring with you: 

  • The thermometer that you received when you moved in. Please double check that you have this with you so you can monitor your symptoms daily.  

  • Face Coverings – you must put this on anytime your open the door.  

  • Enough clothing, bedding, toiletries, leisure items, and academic resources to sustain you the duration of your stay.  Some services like laundry may be in your space already or upon request. 

The new room will include: 

  • Small refrigerator – on loan if you do not bring one of your own. 

  • Disinfectant wipes - you should wipe down any surfaces often you contact that may be touched by others, especially door handles and light switches. 

  • Trash bags and basic toiletries. 

Remember: 

  • You are only to leave your space for medical emergencies and fire and community safety alarms, by the directives of an Institutional Employee acting in the capacity of their position, and for medical testing purposes in relation to your isolation/quarantine.   

  • Guests are not allowed for any reason, regardless of guest policy level! 

  • You must put on your face covering and wait for the person to leave before you open the door to receive a delivery. 

Violations of quarantine/isolation may result in a student conduct referral to the Office of Community Standards (SD BOR Policy 3.4 and Residence Life Handbook) 

Health Care

Student Health
605-394-2354
Monday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Non-COVID-19 Medical Issue
Call-A-Nurse 7:00am - 7:00pm
605-519-4703

COVID-19 Medical Issue
Call-A-Nurse 7:00am - 7:00pm
605-755-1350

Counseling Office
counseling@sdsmt.edu
605-394-1924

Academic

Academic Difficulties / Student Success
Lisa.Carlson@sdsmt.edu
605-394-5261

Tutoring
Thomas.Mahon@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2428

Printing Services
Complete the Google form by 5pm to request printing services. Materials will be delivered daily starting at 9am.

Daily Life

Dining Services
Delivered daily between 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Email Jennifer.Hauf@sdsmt.edu or call 605-480-2796 to coordinate daily meal delivery. Changes and special requests are due by 2:00pm daily.

Trash
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 10:00am
Set tied bag outside room no earlier than 9:30am on pick up day.

Laundry
Tuesdays at 10:00am
Complete the Google form by Monday at 5:00pm to arrange pick up on Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Set tied bag outside room no earlier than 9:30am on Tuesday.

Campus Ministries (food delivery for off-campus students)
heatherisi@outlook.com
605-484-1590

Residence Life
reslife@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2348

Deliveries

Mail and Package Delivery
Will be delivered weekdays starting at 9:00am.

Deliveries from Family / Friends
Arrange 1 hour in advance by calling 605-394-2348
Nonperishable delivered with mail and packages daily.
Perishables delivered by appointment Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm or call the on-call RA.

Other 

On-Call RA (Outside of Business Hours)
Connolly Hall: 605-391-3201
Palmerton Hall: 605-381-4974
Peterson Hall: 605-381-4819
Placer Hall:  605-381-0083
Rocker Squares:  605-545-1588

Public Safety
605-394-6100

Medical issues, Grievances, Family Emergencies
DeanofStudents@sdsmt.edu
605-394-2416



Informational Resources

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are experiencing symptoms, call your local healthcare provider or call the COVID-19 triage center at 1-800-279-1466 (available from 7am-11pm).

South Dakota Mines is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and supports all members of the university. COVID-19 affects all people regardless of age, background or area in which they live. As a STEM university, we set a high bar for our students, faculty and staff. Biased behaviors, stereotyping and discrimination are not acceptable. The university inclusion and diversity statement can be found here. Those who experience harassment or discrimination on campus can report it here.