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Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

Beginning on Monday January 31, 2022, the College will implement the latest guidance from the CDC, New York State and New York City. Any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for five (5) days, followed by a modified return to campus for an additional 5 days, instead of the previous 10-day requirement. If you are placed in temporary quarantine or isolation (TQoI), our faculty and staff are here to help. Visit this page for academic tips while in TQoI.

If you test positive for COVID-19

  • Please submit your test to the test portal.
  • Complete the Daily Symptom Tracker to notify Health Services
  • Health Services will contact you with further direction
  • Your case may be referred to Contact Tracing to identify any on-campus close contacts. 

Isolation of positive individuals

You will be required to isolate for 5 days. If any symptoms improve and a rapid (antigen) test is negative, the isolation will clear on day 6 and a Green M Pass will be assigned. The individual will follow an additional 5-day modified return to campus and class with strict mask wearing, grab and go dining, and no access to the fitness center and events. 

The Green M Pass will allow access to work and classes, and will offer "Grab and go" food options. The pass does not allow access to the fitness center and gym, and extracurricular activities and events, and will only be issued if the student or employee is fever-free for 24 hours with symptoms improving, and has been evaluated by Health Services. On day 11, the standard Green Pass will return.

You will not be required to submit a PCR test for 90 days after testing positive unless you develop a new illness. 

Resident students in on-campus isolation may receive a rapid (antigen) test at the Office of Health Services. Isolation will be cleared beginning on day 6 if a student is fever-free for 24 hours with symptoms improving, after being evaluated by Health Services. The student also must receive a negative rapid test result. After students are cleared from isolation, they are advised to wear a well-fitted, layered mask whenever they are around other individuals, indoors or outdoors, for an additional 5 days. Resident students will have access to an on campus quarantine space for the remainder of their isolation period.  

If you are a close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive

  • Please complete the Daily Symptom Tracker and note that you were a close contact.
  • Health Services and/or Contact Tracing will provide further direction.

Quarantine of close contacts

Those who are exempt from close-contact quarantine: 

  • Have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the previous 6 months; OR
  • Have completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months; OR
  • Have received a Booster dose; 
  • OR have tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days:

Recommendation: You should mask around others and obtain a PCR test five days after the last exposure, and monitor for symptoms.

Those who are required to quarantine: 

  • Individuals who have not completed a two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna; or who have not received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson; OR 
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines over 6 months ago and have not received a COVID-19 booster vaccination; OR
  • Completed the primary series of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over 2 months ago and have not received a COVID-19 booster vaccination; 

Requirement: you will be required to complete a 5-day quarantine from your last exposure (Day 0), followed by 5 days of masking and monitoring for symptoms. You will be required to obtain a PCR test 5 days after exposure.

Resident students in on-campus quarantine can be tested at the Office of Health Services. Quarantine will be cleared once negative results are received. After students are cleared, they are advised to wear a well-fitted, layered mask whenever you are around other individuals, indoors or outdoors for an additional 5 days.

For all contacts, regardless of vaccination status, if symptoms occur, you should immediately update the Daily Symptom Tracker and quarantine until a negative test confirms that your symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.