Latest COVID-19 Guidelines Summary

Find a summary of UNH's latest COVID-19 Guidelines here. 

For more information and details, please visit the UNH Coronavirus site. 

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Last updated: September 16, 2022


  • Masks are not required in indoor campus spaces.
  • Masks are still required in Health & Wellness, as part of standard PPE in labs, and for individuals who were recently in isolation or quarantine.
  • If someone asks you to wear a mask, please do so if possible. That includes in classrooms, labs, workspaces, residence hall rooms and other areas where members of the community gather.

If you tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Wear your mask through day 10 after you have ended isolation, when you are feeling better (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms improving).
  • OR, if you have access to antigen tests, you should consider using them. With two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.

COVID Testing 

NOTE: It is important that you check your account when you receive notification that your results are ready. This is no longer a guarantee that your result is negative. If you are recommended for diagnostic testing that result is now being treated as a presumptive positive and your Wildcat Pass will be marked invalid. You should begin isolation immediately.  

  • Testing is voluntary for everyone after dropping one PCR test; regular testing is encouraged for those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated.
  • If you have symptoms (sore throat, cough, congestion) go to Health & Wellness. The COVID Clinic at Health & Wellness is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding university holidays) and offers observed testing, rapid testing, additional test kits and travel testing.
  • Drop boxes are open Monday at 8 a.m. through Thursday at 4 p.m. DO NOT leave COVID tests on top of locked boxes; they will be rejected. Drop boxes are at: Dimond Library, Gregg Hall, Health & Wellness, West Edge hut and Hamel Rec.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test upload proof and wear a mask. 
  • Additional test kits are available at Health & Wellness, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Travel PCR and in-person rapid testing is available at Health & Wellness Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No appointment necessary. 

Isolation, Close Contacts, and Quarantine

  • If you are exposed to COVID-19, the CDC no longer requires quarantine.
    • Mask for 10 days, starting as soon as you find out you were exposed. 
    • Watch for symptoms
    • Get tested at least 5 full days after exposure. If you test negative, continue precautions for 10 days. If you test positive, isolate immediately.
    • Rapid tests are available at Health & Wellness, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • If you have symptoms (sore throat, cough, congestion), drop a test or go to Health & Wellness.
  • If you test positive:
    • Students are strongly encouraged to return home or leave campus for their isolation. If unable, students can isolate in place, leaving only for food and medical care, except in extreme circumstances, and wearing a well-fitted mask.
    • If you test positive using a home or rapid test, upload the result.
    • You can end isolation after day five without testing out, as long as your symptoms are improving and your fever has subsided without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Wildcat Pass will be used to reflect your status including dropping the required initial PCR test.
  • Detailed information about how and when to isolate and quarantine can be found here.
  • For students in residence halls, find information about isolating in your room on-campus here.

Please stay home from work or class if you’re sick.

Vaccination & Boosters

Vaccination is encouraged but not required. Centers for Disease Control vaccination guidance can be found here.

  • The new Moderna multi variant booster is available at Health & Wellness. Register now to get it Sept. 20. The new booster will also be available at upcoming flu shot clinics.
  • Vaccinations and boosters are available by appointment at Health & Wellness.
  • Upload proof of vaccination/booster here.