COVID-19 Updates and Plans
Your resource for all plans, news, and updates regarding the changes to our campus community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Community Level: Green
Masks are always optional unless communicated otherwise.
Unless we’re experiencing a certain level of positive cases on campus that wearing a mask will be a personal choice based on your own comfort level, risk, and health history.
Masks are always welcome.
Faculty and staff can encourage mask wearing in their classroom or workspace.
We must respect each other’s choices and unique circumstances.
Based on data and our collective experiences over the past three years managing COVID-19, we are now making a change to how we will evaluate and respond to COVID-19 levels. We will now focus on metrics based on our campus COVID-19 levels in real time, rather than the CDC’s wider community levels.
This allows us to make informed decisions based on more local information regarding what is happening on campus, which allows for more flexibility and for us to respond to positive cases and clusters quickly and effectively.
Effective immediately, our new campus levels and recommendations are as follows:
Updated Levels and Recommendations
|Green||On-campus COVID-19 positive cases low||
|Yellow||On campus COVID-19 positive cases above 1% of campus community population||
|Orange||On campus COVID-19 positive cases above 2% of campus community population||
|Cluster Monitoring||Health Services, in cooperation with residential and academic units, will continuously monitor active cases and work to address any cluster outbreaks of COVID-19.||
Identified clusters may initiate additional precautionary mitigation methods to stop the spread amongst the associated cluster populations:
All community members must test if they feel sick.
Students who test positive should report their results immediately to Health Services at (914) 251-6380. If it is after business hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Update to Quarantine and Isolation Policy
As per the Isolation policy:
Those with symptoms waiting for test results must:
- Isolate until test result is received.
Those with no symptoms but a positive test must:
- Isolate for 5 days, counting day 0 as the day the test was collected. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask ondays 6-10.
Those with symptoms and a positive test must:
- Isolate a minimum of 5 days, day 0 is the day symptoms start. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and until other symptoms have improved.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask on days 6-10.
- Immunocompromised individuals should speak to their physician for additional recommendations.
As per the quarantine policy for those with known exposure to COVID-19:
- Regardless of vaccination status, individuals should get tested at least five days after exposure if possible.
- Regardless of vaccination status, you do not have to quarantine after being designated a close contact of a positive case.
- Wear a high quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
- If symptoms develop, test as soon as possible. If positive, isolate for 5 days from symptom onset or (if no symptoms) from the date that the test was collected.
- Those who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days do not need to test unless symptoms develop.
For further guidance and to report a positive case or contact:
- Students who test positive should be in touch with Health Services for guidance in terms of their symptoms and the appropriate quarantine or isolation time.
- Employees should report any positive cases to Human Resources as soon as possible and be in touch with their personal physicians should they have questions about their symptoms.