Current COVID Guidance Fall 2023

With the change of COVID-19's status by the US Government, CUNY has changed its policies to reflect the CDC's current guidance.

For more information, visit the CDC's website "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19" or "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone" for the details of this guidance.

So what does this mean for us?

Students

  • If you contract COVID-19, do not come to campus. Follow the CDC guidelines regarding "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone."
  • Notify your instructors and see if they can work with you on any missed assignments.
  • Once you test negative, you may return to class.
  • For various types of tests, visit the "COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know" section and scroll down to "Types of Tests."
  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow the CDC guidelines on "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19".
  • In general, if you know you were exposed through close contact and are not experiencing symptoms, you may come to class, but please wear a well-fitted mask. Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed (CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS 10 Full Days). Start counting from Day 1 (Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure [Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19]).
  • If you live with a person who has COVID-19 and are unable to avoid frequent close contact, wear a mask and stay home until the sick person is well and you are showing no symptoms.
  • Notify your instructor.

Faculty

  • If you contract COVID-19, do not come to campus. Follow the CDC guidelines regarding "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone".
  • Notify your chairperson or dean.
  • Stay home until you test negative or receive medical clearance from your doctor.
  • For various types of tests, visit the "COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know" section and scroll down to "Types of Tests."
  • If you are well enough to teach and your class can be moved online while sick, consider doing that. If you are too sick to teach, inform your chairperson and record your leave in accordance with HR policies. Additionally, you may qualify for the NYS COVID Leave Benefit.
  • Let your students know of the changes to the class (or, if needed, ask your chairperson to do so).
  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow the CDC guidelines on "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19".
  • In general, if you know you were exposed through close contact and are not experiencing symptoms, you may come to class, but please wear a well-fitted mask. Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed (CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS 10 Full Days). Start counting from Day 1 (Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure [Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19]).
  • If you live with a person who has COVID-19 and are unable to avoid frequent close contact, wear a mask. It is recommended that you stay home until the sick person is well and you are showing no symptoms.
  • There is no requirement to inform your class if someone in the class contacts you and informs you they attended class and are now testing positive. If you want to inform the class, please make sure you do not mention the student's name.

Staff

  • If you contract COVID-19, do not come to campus. Follow the CDC guidelines regarding "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone".
  • Contact your supervisor; stay home until you test negative or receive medical clearance from your doctor.
  • For various types of tests, visit the "COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know" section and scroll down to "Types of Tests."
  • If you are well enough to work from home and your job allows working remotely, work with your supervisor. If you are too sick or cannot do your job from home, report your leave in accordance with HR policies. Additionally, you may qualify for NY COVID Leave Benefit.
  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, follow the CDC guidelines on "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19".
  • In general, if you know you were exposed through close contact and are not experiencing symptoms, you may come to class, but please wear a well-fitted mask. Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed (CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS 10 Full Days). Start counting from Day 1 (Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure [Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19]).
  • If you live with a person who has COVID-19 and are unable to avoid frequent close contact, wear a mask. It is recommended that you stay home until the sick person is well and showing no symptoms.
  • Notify your supervisor.

Last Updated: 05/30/2024 10:17