Yes. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health department guidance, if you are traveling to the U.S., and have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine in your residence for 7-10 days after you arrive. Students should complete the Mason COVID Health Check daily after arrival in the U.S.

3-5 days after you arrive in the U.S. you should also get a viral COVID-19 test. Mason residential students (those living on campus) are required to get a test. You will receive an email from Mason with details about the testing process later in the summer.

For students who get a COVID-19 test:

  • If your test result is negative, continue to quarantine for the full 7 days.
  • If your test result is positive, continue to stay at-home and isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. For students who test positive, Student Health Services will let you know when you can end your isolation period (called ‘clearance’).

If you do not get a COVID-19 test, you must self-quarantine in your residence for 10 days after travel and complete the Mason COVID Health Check daily.

*Fully vaccinated= you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after the 2nd dose of a 2-dose series (such as Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or 2 weeks after a 1 dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) authorized by the WHO or FDA.