Quarantine and Isolation Meal Delivery

In the case of becoming symptomatic, exposure to someone who tests positive, or having a positive test, the following guidelines and processes have been developed. 

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Semester Break

Quarantine meals will be delivered as normal throughout semester break. The only exception will be Christmas Day and New Year's Day; Dining will deliver "double days" on the 24th and 31st to cover the following day. North Weible's Isolation Community Kitchen will be open throughout semester break. Because meal plan coverage ends 12/18/2020, students will be able to purchase block plans to cover quarantine or isolation meal fees during semester break.

If you have questions contact: ndsu.dining.qidc@ndsu.edu | (701) 371-8176

Meal Delivery in Quarantine (within current room/hall/apartment)

If you are identified as a close contact, you will be notified via the Health Department and will also receive an email from NDSU Residence Life. If you received notification from an entity outside of ND, and have not been contacted by Residence Life, please complete the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form.

Within the email from Residence Life, you will be asked to complete the COVID Housing and Meals Quarantine Form which will get you set up with meal service.

  • If the form is completed before 12:00pm, you will be included in meal deliveries that begin at 1pm (actual delivery time is dependent on total number of deliveries).
  • If the form is completed between 12:01pm – 5:00pm, you will be included in meal deliveries that begin at 6pm.
  • If the form is completed after 5:00pm, your RA or Hall Director will deliver a “hold-me-over” meal kit that includes a variety of shelf-stable meal and snack options, plus beverages; your first meal delivery will begin at 1pm the following day. 

 

Meal Delivery
Meals will be delivered 7 days a week with deliveries start at 1pm or 6pm daily. Actual delivery time will depend on the total number of meal deliveries. Upon arrival at your door, our team will knock and say, “NDSU Dining.” You will also receive a delivery notification email. If you hear us, feel free to acknowledge us through the door, but help us mitigate the risk of COVID-19 by not opening the door right away. Enjoy your meals!


Deliveries include:
Breakfast, lunch, supper, two snacks, condiments, utensils and beverages. The quarantine menu will follow the Union Dining Center’s six-week rotation (unless you have specified dietary restrictions in your online form and need alternative options). Example photos below. 

If you do not have a refrigerator in your room, meals will differ slightly so they are non-perishable and shelf stable. Microwaves are available by request through NDSU Dining.

Meal Plans
Any student with an unlimited meal plan, along with on-campus block plan holders, are eligible to receive quarantine meal deliveries. 

  • If you have a 7-day unlimited plan, all quarantine meal deliveries will be included in your meal plan.
  • If you have a 5-day unlimited plan, all weekday meals will be included. You have 3 options that you will choose from when completing the COVID Quarantine Housing and Dining Form:
    • Upgrade to a 7-day unlimited plan at a prorated cost (you will not be able to reduce your meal plan to the 5-day after quarantine)
    • Purchase a 6-block meal plan to supplement weekend meals for $45.00. 
    • Select "no change" and not receive meals during the weekend.
  • If you have a block plan and you opted for meal delivery, three meal swipes will be deducted from your plan each day you receive meal delivery. If you are running low on meal swipes you can purchase any block plan or unlimited plan. If you run out, a 50 block plan will be automatically added to your account.
Community Kitchens for Students in Isolation (North Weible)

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be notified via the Health Department and will also receive two emails from Residence Life. If you are notified by a state or medical official outside of ND, please report via the COVID-19 Student Reporting Form.

Within these emails, you will receive an isolation housing assignment in North Weible where you will have full access to the community kitchens.  

  • Help yourself: Food is available in pantries and refrigerators in the north Weible basement kitchen. Allergy friendly items are available in a designated space.
  • Look for cooking instructions: You are free to heat up food using the microwave, oven, toaster oven. Recommended cooking instructions for items will posted around the kitchens.
  • Clean up after yourself: Don’t leave food unattended and clean up after yourself after using the kitchens.
  • Be courteous to your neighbors: Please take what you need from the kitchen, but do not bring excess food back to your room to ensure there is enough for everyone. The kitchens will be restocked often.
  • Restocking/Cleaning schedule: Kitchens will be cleaned daily and restocked frequently.

Meal Plans 

  • If you have a 7-day unlimited plan, you will have unlimited access to the community kitchens. 
  • If you have a 5-day unlimited plan, all weekday meals will be included. For weekend meals, you have two options that you will choose completing the COVID Housing and Meals Quarantine Form. 
    • Upgrade to a 7-day unlimited plan at a prorated cost (unable to reduce to a 5-day after isolation).
    • Purchase a 6-block meal plan to supplement weekend meals for $45.00. 
  • If you have a block plan, three meal swipes will be deducted from your plan each day you are in isolation. If you are running low on meal swipes you can purchase any block plan. If you do not select a plan before you are out of swipes, a 50 block meal plan will be automatically added to your account.
  • If you do not have a meal plan, meal plans are required for isolation. You will receive an email for purchasing options. If you do not purchase a plan, a 50 block plan will be added to your account. 
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