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.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you must follow these guidelines in order to continue accessing campus:
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 at any point during the year, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
For you convenience, here are some testing options:
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.
According to the CDC, after a COVID-19 infection, you may continue to test positive for some time. You may continue to test positive on antigen tests for a few weeks after your initial positive test result. You may also continue to test positive on NAATs for up to 90 days. Reinfections can occur within 90 days, which can make it hard to know if a positive test indicates a new infection. Consider consulting a healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about your individual circumstances.
Based on this guidance, employees that test positive for COVID within 90 days of first testing positive, for their second or subsequent infections occurring within 90 days of one another, are required to follow up with their healthcare provider, within 48 hrs of reporting a positive test result, to confirm the result or determine if the employee is ill due to some other reason. Keeping in mind becoming COVID positive within the 90 days post infections is not common due to antibodies from the prior infection.
Any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 5 full days. Day 0 is calculated based on when symptoms begin or the first positive test date, whichever happens first. As long as they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication, they can end isolation on day 6 with mask use until the end of day 10.