Student EMTs are helping their fellow students move safely into on-campus quarantine, thanks to a collaboration between the UC Davis Fire Department, Student Health and Counseling Services and Student Housing.
If a student who lives in on-campus, shared housing tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact of someone who has tested positive, they are required to move into a space in which they can successfully quarantine or isolate. For those who need to relocate and are remaining on-campus, they are moved a separate apartment for the duration of their quarantine or isolation, usually 10 days.
“A lot of people come to campus without cars, without transportation,” said Fire Chief Nate Trauernicht. “How do you take these folks who need to take their personal belongings and how do you safely get them there without them asking a friend and exposing a friend?”