MBL Residential COVID Positive and Isolation Protocol


For individuals residing in MBL housing, you will be contacted by a staff member from the Housing and Conferences Department who will provide you with information on isolation housing and meal deliveries. MBL dining services will provide you with prepared meals for reheating. All isolation rooms will be equipped with a mini refrigerator/microwave or a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator.

A rapid test will be delivered to your room to be used at the end of your isolation period. During your stay, housing will not be entering your room for cleaning, but can accept laundered linens to replace and to provide you with cleaning supplies if requested. Based on available housing, you may have another COVID positive individual join you during the isolation period.


You must remain masked anytime your door is open to public space.  You may go outside for fresh air – but you must always remain masked indoors. While in transit between the outdoor and your room, please do not stop to talk. While outside maintain 6 feet distance from others if unmasked.

Isolation Period:

Your isolation time begins on either the day symptoms began or on the test day for asymptomatic individuals. That is considered day 0.  You will be in isolation for the next five days.  If you are asymptomatic on the morning of the 6th day then you may return to MBL activities and your original housing location.  If you remain symptomatic, then you will remain in isolation housing until  Day 10 or until you are no longer symptomatic. Please email covid@mbl.edu with the results of your test.

Example: John Smith, phone 759-555-5555, Rapid Test on June 10th 2 PM, Negative Result

If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources at covid@mbl.edu.