Quarantine Accommodations

Students traveling internationally to Wake Forest University may need to quarantine upon arrival. For information about quarantine requirements, please see the FAQs below.

For those students needing to quarantine, Wake Forest University has coordinated with several local hotels to make rooms available. Listed below is information about these hotels along with a link to contact them directly for reservations. To ensure availability, you must contact them before August 4, 2021; each location is holding rooms from August 9 to August 19. You may reserve as few or as many days that you need during those ten days. If you need a room prior to August 9 or after August 19, then you must inquire about availability directly with the hotel. Students are responsible for the cost of quarantine housing.

For students who are required to quarantine, you may order food for delivery using specific restaurant web pages near your hotel location. You may also access a variety of restaurants by using DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com/) or GrubHub (https://www.grubhub.com/) for food delivery.

    Hotel Options

  • Best Western Plus University Inn

    Location: 3050 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    Rates: $89 + tax (valid until August 4, 2021)

    Reservation Link: Best Western Plus University Inn

    Breakfast availability: Hot breakfast included (6:30am-9:30am).

    Proximity for food delivery: Yes

  • Hampton Inn and Suites

    Location: 235 N Cherry St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

    Rates: $129 + tax (valid until August 4, 2021)

    Reservation Link: WFU Global Programs & Studies – Hampton Inn and Suites

    Breakfast availability: Breakfast buffet included – gloves/masks required. No room service available unless arrangements are made by calling front desk.

    Proximity for food delivery: Yes

  • Holiday Inn Express Downtown West

    Location: 110 Miller St. Winston-Salem, NC 27103

    Rates: $89 + tax (valid until August 4, 2021)

    Reservation Link: Holiday Inn Express – Miller St.

    Breakfast availability: Breakfast is included and can be delivered to room.

    Proximity for food delivery: Yes

  • The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center

    Location: 420 Hight St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

    Rates: $79 + tax (valid until August 4, 2021)

    Reservation Link: Reservation by calling front desk at (336)777-3000 or email to: frontdesk@hawthorneinn.com

    Breakfast availability: Grab and go breakfast included. Can be delivered to room upon staff availability.

    Proximity for food delivery: Yes

  • Courtyard by Marriott - Winston-Salem Downtown

    Location: 640 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC

    Rates: $129 + tax (valid until August 4, 2021)

    Reservation Link: Courtyard Winston-Salem Downtown

    Breakfast availability: Breakfast included; voucher redeemable at Bistro. Room delivery, if needed.

    Proximity for food delivery: Yes

For non-life threatening emergencies (difficulties at the airport, arrest, illness resulting in hospitalization, family emergency), please contact the Wake Forest Campus Police Department at 336-758-5911. Identify yourself as a Wake Forest international student. The Wake Forest Campus Police will contact an ISSS staff member to assist you. If you feel unsafe at any location inside the U.S. you can reach emergency personnel by calling 911 from any phone inside the U.S.


FAQs

This information specific to international students was gleaned from the University’s broader FAQs on the Covid-19 Vaccine.

  • If a student receives a vaccine in their home country, what do they need to do when returning to WFU?
    • For students who are “fully vaccinated” (i.e., it is 2 weeks past your second dose of a two-dose series or a single shot vaccine) with a WHO-authorized vaccine (this includes Sinopharm):
      • You do not need to quarantine after international travel as long as you remain asymptomatic
      • You must get a COVID test 3-5 days after arriving in the US (this can count as your “arrival testing”)
      • You must monitor for and report symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel. If you are symptomatic, you will need to be tested again, even if you had a negative test at 3-5 days after arriving in the US.
    • For students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not authorized by WHO, or who are less than 2 weeks past your second dose of a two-dose series or a single shot vaccine) 
      • You need to quarantine for 7 days after arrival in the US if you have a negative test 3-5 days post arrival; if you do not get a test, quarantine is 10 days
      • You must get a COVID test 3-5 days after arriving in the US (this can count as your “arrival testing”)
      • You must monitor for and report symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel. If you are symptomatic, you will need to be tested again, even if you had a negative test at 3-5 days after arriving in the US.
      • You must comply with any University arrival testing policy that is in place (note: we expect decisions on arrival testing closer to the start of school )
    • For students in both of the above situations, they will be given a grace period of 28 days after their last dose of a WHO-authorized COVID vaccine (or other non-FDA-authorized COVID vaccine) before they are expected to receive the FDA-authorized COVID 19  vaccine; this is the recommended timing from the CDC.
      • Students will be permitted to attend classes, live on campus, and engage in activities while awaiting/completing FDA-authorized vaccination.
      • Students will need to be tested asymptomatically until they reach the “fully vaccinated” status. Details on asymptomatic testing will be provided to those students once the fall semester begins
  • Will quarantine be required for students traveling internationally?
    • The CDC has provided guidance for International Travel during COVID-19. Guidance includes recommendations for testing and quarantine pre-and post-travel. The CDC recommendations are based upon vaccination status.
    • Key Points for Wake Forest Students:
      • All students arriving from international travel at the beginning of the academic term are required to be tested for COVID-19 between 3-5 days after arrival in the US
      • All students arriving from international travel should monitor for and report symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel
    • For students who are “fully vaccinated” (i.e., it is 2 weeks past your second dose of a two-dose series or a single shot vaccine) with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine (this includes Sinopharm):
      • You do not need to quarantine after international travel as long as you remain asymptomatic
      • You must get a COVID test 3-5 days after arriving in the US (this can count as your “arrival testing”)
      • You must monitor for and report symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel. If you are symptomatic, you will need to be tested again, even if you had a negative test at 3-5 days after arriving in the US.
    • For students who are unvaccinated, have been vaccinated with a vaccine not authorized by WHO, or who are less than 2 weeks past your second dose of a two-dose series or a single shot vaccine (FDA or WHO authorized):
      • You need to quarantine for 7 days after arrival in the US if you have a negative test 3-5 days post arrival; if you do not get a test, quarantine is 10 days
      • You must get a COVID test 3-5 days after arriving in the US (this can count as your “arrival testing”)
      • You must monitor for and report symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after travel. If you are symptomatic, you will need to be tested again, even if you had a negative test at 3-5 days after arriving in the US.