Published January 20, 2022
This guidance pertains to what to do after a confirmed infection, or following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
Students who need to miss class due to COVID-19 illness, isolation or quarantine are responsible for contacting their instructors and making arrangements to make up missed work.
Did you receive a positive COVID-19 test result? This guidance pertains to what to do after a confirmed infection.
For symptomatic COVID-19 positive cases:
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have or have had COVID-19 symptoms, you must isolate for five days, with day zero being the day of symptom onset.
For symptom-free COVID-19 positive cases:
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have had no COVID-19 symptoms, you must isolate for five days, with day zero being the date of the positive COVID-19 test.
For individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised:
If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you should continue to follow the standard 10 days of isolation and seek the advice of your medical provider.
Have you been around someone with COVID-19? This guidance pertains to what to do following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. (For the following, the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive person is counted as day zero.)
For the general population:
As per guidance from the New York State Department of Health, the following groups should quarantine for five full days, wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days, and, if possible, test at day five:
Note: If you are a close contact but are fully vaccinated and boosted (with the booster received at least two weeks before the first date of exposure), are not yet eligible for a booster, no quarantine is required. However, you should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the date of last exposure.