Do I have to isolate if I have monkeypox?

Yes. A person is infectious until all sores have healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. This can take two to four weeks. Students who are diagnosed with monkeypox are encouraged to return to their permanent residence until their lesions are fully healed. If a student is unable to return home, they will isolate in the WPI Townhouses until their lesions resolve. The public health team will directly contact the student with instructions and assistance.  WPI follows the CDC recommendations for isolation.

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