New Isolation Guidelines For Persons Who Test Positive For COVID-19

  • Stay home and isolate
  • Return to normal activities (e.g., work or class) when both of the following are true:
    • Symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours
    • If a fever was present, it has been gone without using fever-reducing medication for at
      least 24 hours
  • Take precautions to control the spread of disease when returning to normal activities for the next 5 days
  • Take steps for cleaner air
  • Enhance hygiene practices
  • Wear a well-fitted mask when around others indoors
  • Physical distancing from others when possible
  • Testing if around older adults, young children or those with weakened immune systems

Post-Exposure Guidelines for Persons with Known Exposure to a Person Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

  • Do not have to quarantine
  • Wear a high-quality mask for 10 days when around other persons indoors
  • Test on day 5 if not symptomatic
  • If symptomatic, test as soon as possible
    • If negative, repeat testing every 48 hours if symptoms persist
    • If positive, report to the appropriate office and follow guidelines above

Important Reminders

  • Test if you are feeling sick. Symptoms can include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Students who test positive must report their results immediately to Health Services at (914) 251-6380. If it is after business hours, please email
  • Faculty and staff who test positive must notify Human Resources via the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Faculty and staff who test positive are responsible for notifying colleagues.