COVID-19 Action Plan Checklist
Make an action plan now. Consult with family, friends, and roommate(s) who may be affected by your plan and share it with them. Having a plan now will ease any stress later that may result from exposure to or a positive test for COVID-19.
Emergency Contact List
Create a list of family, friends, faculty, and roommate(s) who should be contacted in an emergency. Share this list with close friends and/or roommate(s).
Health Care Information
Compile the names and contact information for preferred healthcare providers. The Baylor University Student Health Center provides testing and treatment. The Baylor University Counseling Center and Pastoral Care are both available for support.
Plan for Self-Quarantine
Think about where you will self-quarantine if you or your roommate(s) are exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Current CDC guidelines recommend a period of 14 days in self-quarantine from the date of exposure. Whether living on campus or off campus, you should self-quarantine in your residence and minimize contact with others. Stay in a private bedroom if possible. It is important that both you and those around you wear a face covering when in the same room. If you live on-campus and are required to self-quarantine, meal delivery will be arranged for you if you have a meal plan. Contact your professors immediately and develop a plan to continue your coursework remotely.
Plan for Self-Isolation
Identify where you will self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. It is recommended that you stay in a single room with a separate bathroom if possible. Students living in on-campus residence halls will be temporarily placed in special self-isolation housing provided by the University or may choose to self-isolate at their permanent residences. Keep in mind that some states may implement travel restrictions that could impact the decision to return to your permanent residence. If you live on campus and are temporarily placed in self-isolation housing, meal delivery will be arranged for you if you have a campus meal plan. Students living off campus should also determine if they will self-isolate in their off-campus residences or at their permanent residences. Please review CDC guidelines on self-isolation. Contact your professors immediately and develop a plan to continue your coursework remotely.
People Who Can Help
Create a list of people to call if you need help with food, medicine, and other supplies during self-isolation or self-quarantine. For those living on campus, a team from Baylor Student Life will check on your wellbeing, help make contact with faculty if needed, and deliver meals if you have a meal plan. Students living off campus may also contact Student Life for help contacting faculty and arranging wellbeing checks during quarantine or isolation.
There are items you should have on hand to prepare for potential exposure to COVID-19. At the beginning of the fall semester, the University provided every student with the following: Baylor face coverings (2), small bottle of hand sanitizer, thermometer, a water bottle, and symptom screening information. The University has purchased additional reusable face covers for Baylor faculty, staff and students to be distributed in the spring.
Review the checklist below for additional items to have on hand.
- Five washable face coverings: Baylor has a face covering policy requiring all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings on campus.
- Additional hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Cleaning products for your residence
- Health insurance cards and other health-related information
- Prescription medications and other medications you may need (unrelated to COVID-19)
- Laptop computer or mobile device and headphones