If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or test positive, you MUST complete the Health Screening form. Do not come to campus until you test negative.
After receiving your completed screening, TC’s Environmental Health and Safety Team will follow up with you directly to further explain the steps outlined below.
The Teachers College Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Team has been trained by John Hopkins University and maintains compliance with New York City, New York State, and CDC requirements and guidelines. EHS leads the identification and isolation procedure for positive COVID-19 cases and conducts internal contact tracing. They work closely with the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs to communicate procedures to employees and students, respectively.
The College is required to report all positive cases to New York City Department of Health. Upon confirmation of a positive case on campus, the EHS team will provide NYCDOH with the following information:
Name of case and contact information
An individual should report COVID-19 symptoms, a positive PCR test result, and/or a known exposure by completing the Health Screening.
If you receive a positive PCR test result (whether you have been vaccinated or not):
*Isolation is defined as keeping someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 with or without symptoms away from others, even in their own home.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you must follow these guidelines in order to continue accessing campus:
Please note: All individuals are expected to comply with any COVID-19 policies and procedures that apply to them. Individuals who do not comply may be subject to disciplinary action, including being restricted from campus.
Beginning August 19, 2022, any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to return to campus until 5 days have passed since their positive test result and they have been cleared by EHS.