EFFECTIVE JANUARY 17, 2023
I. YOU TESTED POSITIVE
To determine when to return to work, see CDC Guidance.
Keep your supervisor informed. If you are covered by a negotiated Agreement, follow the absence notification requirements found in the Agreement affiliated with your position.
Notify those with whom you were in close contact in the 48 hours before becoming symptomatic to minimize the potential spread of germs. A close contact is someone with whom you were within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.
III. OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION
Effective Jan 17, 2023, the College will no longer track COVID positive and Close Contact employees unless there is an outbreak. An outbreak is when 2 or more individuals on campus report testing positive from a common index patient. When the College is notified of such a circumstance, we are required to report to the local department of health.
If you are aware that an outbreak has occurred, please report this to Pat Sensi, AVP Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IV. TREATMENT INFORMATION:
If you test positive and are an older adult or someone who is at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, treatment may be available. Contact a healthcare provider right away after a positive test to determine if you are eligible, even if your symptoms are mild right now. You can also visit a Test to Treat location and, if eligible, receive a prescription from a provider. Don’t delay: Treatment must be started within the first few days to be effective.
V. PROTECTING YOURSELF
We encourage you to continue following CDC guidance for reducing the risk of becoming ill:
- Stay home when you are sick;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water;
- Wear a mask or face covering indoors as recommended;
- Cover coughs and sneezes and properly dispose of tissues;
- Limit close contact with people who are sick; and
- Continue to monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness.
If you have any questions or concerns, please use the contacts listed below.
Employees, non-credit students, visitors, contractors contact: Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Patricia Sensi, email@example.com 732-224-2234 or 732-224-2287.
Credit student contact: Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Dr. Yesenia Madas, firstname.lastname@example.org. 732-224-2215.