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COVID-19 FAQs

We understand that you may have questions and concerns about COVID-19 while living at The Colonial House.  Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us.  We have implemented policies and procedures to address COVID-19 at The Colonial House.  While we have done our best with these plans, we remind you that there is inherent risk by choosing to live in a housing complex. We hope the information on this page is helpful, but if you have further questions please feel free to call, email, or stop by the office.

These policies and procedures are subject to change as circumstances and CDC recommendations evolve.

  • What is The Colonial House doing to protect tenants?

    • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed in the office, the common room, and the workout room. Signage has been added throughout the complex that encourages social distancing. Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned multiple times a day. We will provide each tenant a washable/reusable mask at the beginning of the semester. If you have other suggestions on how we can protect you around The Colonial House please stop by the office and let us know.

  • Will the common room be open?

    • The common room will be open by appointment only. You can reserve a time by logging into your account and clicking the “Common Room Reservations” tab. Group sizes will be limited to 10. The common room will be cleaned between each reservation. We do ask that if you use the common room you practice safe social distancing and we encourage you to use your mask.

  • Will the workout room be open?

    • The workout room will be open by appointment only. You can reserve a time by logging into your account and clicking the “Common Room Reservations” tab. Only two people can be in the workout room at once. We ask that tenants wipe down the machinery they use before and after their workout with cleaning products that we will provide.

  • Will Tasty Tuesdays still happen?

    • Yes! We will continue to provide snacks on Tuesday’s in the office. All food items will be prepackaged.

  • What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

    • If you have experienced any symptoms related to COVID-19 as listed by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html) we encourage you to immediately seek medical advice and get tested right away. In the event that you do test positive, Eastern Idaho Public Health will be contacting you.  The CDC recommends that you quarantine/isolate for at least 10 days after symptoms first appear and you've had no fever for 24 hours.  See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html for additional information. If you do test positive for COVID-19 we can help you with the following quarantine options:

    • 1. If you are able to go home to quarantine/isolate you are more than welcome to do so.  If, after 10 days, you still have symptoms we ask that you continue to quarantine/isolate until those symptoms are gone.

      2. In an effort to accommodate those who want/need to stay in Rexburg, we have reserved some of our apartments for those who may test positive.  If you would like to stay at The Colonial House, you are more than welcome to temporarily move into one of these apartments to quarantine for the 10-day time period or until your symptoms are gone, whichever comes last. If the apartments we set aside are full with others who have tested positive we will discuss other options with you at that time. We recommend that you have a plan in place in the event that you have to return home to quarantine.

      Once you have quarantined/isolated for 10 days and your symptoms are gone you are welcome to come back to your apartment at The Colonial House.  Please be respectful of roommates who may be nervous about you coming back.  If you wish to not come back, and would rather finish the semester from home, please let us know and we will prorate and refund the remainder of your contract.

  • What happens if someone I live with or have come in contact with tests positive for COVID- 19?

    • If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 the CDC recommends that you quarantine for 14 days. See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html for additional information. Through contact tracing you may receive a call from Eastern Idaho Public Health. If you have a roommate who tests positive you will be asked to quarantine/isolate for 14 days in your apartment. This quarantine/isolation period will restart each time one of your roommates tests positive.
    • If someone in your apartment is coming back after quarantine/isolation and you feel uncomfortable, please let us know and we will try to help and do our best to accommodate your concerns.

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