COVID-19 Symptoms and Support

COVID-19 Symptoms and Support

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, please isolate at home immediately. If you live with someone or are in a sexual relationship with someone who tested positive you must isolate as if you had symptoms, regardless of vaccination and/or test status. If you have access to a rapid test you should perform one.


Heath Services – Eastern Townships

Rapid Home Testing

Instructions for people who have been in contact with a case of COVID-19

Please note that PCR testing for COVID-19 is currently reserved to specific individuals and may not be available to all members of the general public. For more information: Testing for COVID-19 | Gouvernement du Québec (

If your test result is positive and you are fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Johnson & Johnson):

  • you must isolate for 5 days if you are fully vaccinated

If your test result is positive and you are not fully vaccinated:

  • you must isolate for 10 days.

If you have no symptoms for 24 hours before the end of your isolation period, you may resume daily activities. If your isolation period was 5 days, you must wear a mask at all times during the following 5 days.

You must not come to campus if you are isolating. You can communicate with Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) who will inform your professors of your absence and help develop a plan to not miss significant parts of your course work. You can send an email to or register online using our Accommodation Request form under COVID temporary accommodation.

Students in Residence

If you live in residence, you must inform the residence life team ( and remain in your room till you have further instructions. You will be provided food in your isolation space whether that is in your room or in our isolation unit. Note, if you live in a Paterson apartment or if you are part of a Residence Purple Bubble with other residents, you will be considered high risk if someone in your apartment or Bubble has COVID symptoms. In that case, you must all isolate for 5 days for fully vaccinated or 10 days for those who are not. The residence life team will provide information about the purchase of groceries if you are not on the meal plan.

Isolation Instruction

You must self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days and until you have not had a fever for 48 hours. During this time, you must not go to class, nor attend any social gatherings. If you live in residence, you will need to follow the residence COVID-19 confirmed case procedure. If you live off-campus, you must stay in your home and not socialize with any of your room mates. If you share a kitchen and/or a bathroom, you must sanitize shared surfaces after each use.

If you are not adequately protected from COVID-19 or diagnosed as immuno-compromised, your isolation period may be longer.

Please contact (students) or (employees) before returning to campus.

Instructions diagram if you have COVID symptoms

Vaccine Support

For those that can’t afford to take public transit to a vaccination site, Bishop’s is happy to offer taxi vouchers to get you there for free! If this is you, please contact Campus Security.

Further measures to support those interested in being vaccinated are expected to be announced shortly. Please monitor the most recent updates from the COVID-19 home page.