Countdown to College: Pandemic Edition

10. Know your plan if college/university closes

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  • Talk to your DCS Collaborative Care Worker
  • Talk to you IL Worker  

9. Be prepared to spend much of your time in your dorm room.

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Understand that just because campus is open, classes may still be online! 

8. All campuses will require following CDC Guidelines

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(wear a mask, social distance, wash hands, etc)

7. Learn what technology will be required to be used.

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Institutions could be using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and many others may be used!  

6. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and know where to get tested! 

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5. Refer to the college/universities COVID-19 website daily for updates.

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Also, check and read emails sent from the college/university about COVID-19 updates.

  • Find important COVID-19 updates
  • Find out how long one needs to quarantine, if they should test positive

4. Know where health services are located on campus and how to use this service! 

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3. Check with the college/university prior to arrival to see if COVID-19 testing is required. 

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Some colleges/universities are requiring tests before move-in. Connect with us today if you have any questions! 

2. Check the college/university website for packing lists.

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Necessary cleaning supplies will be listed. 

1. Check the move-in schedule.

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Most, if not all, will be altered due to COVID-19. Dates have changed, times have changed, and the process may have changed.  Talk to the college/university housing office ASAP.

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