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Isolation and Quarantine

Any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, must isolate or quarantine and follow the guidance of the county health department where the individual resides.

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Precautionary Quarantine

  • Students who are symptomatic are placed in precautionary quarantine by SUNY Oswego Health Services.
  • Students stay in Funnelle Hall while in precautionary quarantine.
  • These students are contacted daily by Health Services and by Residential Life and Housing staff via telephone or email after a review of their daily monitoring questionnaire is made, and a telemedicine appointment is scheduled if necessary.
  • Students are released from precautionary quarantine if they test negative and when symptoms are improved.

Mandatory Quarantine

  • Students and employees who are placed in mandatory quarantine by the Oswego County Health Department are identified as contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Mandatory quarantine lasts for a period of 10 days for asymptomatic people and 14 days if symptomatic. The quarantine period starts from the time of contact with a positive COVID-19 case and released in coordination with the local county health department.
  • The 14-day period covers the time that symptoms could potentially begin.

On-campus Students

  • On-campus students are offered a COVID-19 PCR test administered by SUNY Oswego Health Services.
  • Students stay in Funnelle Hall while in mandatory quarantine.
  • Students in mandatory quarantine are contacted daily by New York State Contact Tracers and SUNY Oswego Health Services who provide a monitoring questionnaire and follow-up telemedicine appointment if necessary. They are also contacted daily by Residential Life and Housing staff.
  • Health Services also provides daily medication delivery to residential students in isolation and quarantine buildings as needed. 

Off-campus Students

  • While we do not isolate or quarantine off-campus students in campus residence halls, they receive health services including testing by Health Services and we work collaboratively with OCHD to help identify isolation or quarantine locations, when needed, for off-campus students.
  • Off-campus students will be required to isolate or quarantine at the request of the county health department where the individual resides. In most cases, these individuals will quarantine at their residence. If a person is not able to quarantine at their residence, the county health department will assist with finding a quarantine placement.

Employees

  • Employees will also be required to isolate or quarantine at the request of the county health department where the individual resides. In most cases, these individuals will quarantine at their residence. If a person is not able to quarantine at their residence, the county health department will assist with finding a quarantine placement.
  • Employees required to isolate or quarantine shall communicate with the Office of Human Resources and provide documentation from their healthcare provider or their local health department.
  • Employees must communicate to the Office of Human Resources and their supervisors regarding the start and end dates of the self-quarantine.
  • Employees required to quarantine due to New York State Travel restrictions will self-quarantine as directed by the travel related guidelines.

Isolation

  • Students and employees are placed in isolation by the Oswego County Health Department if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

On-campus Students

  • Students stay in Moreland or Lonis Hall while in isolation.
  • Students are placed in isolation for 10 days from the date of onset of symptoms or from the date of a positive result, if asymptomatic.
  • If a student’s symptoms change or they have an expressed need, SUNY Oswego Health Services will follow up with the student.
  • These students are contacted daily by the Oswego County Health Department and by Residential Life and Housing staff. Health Services is notified of positive cases by the Oswego County Health Department (OCHD).
  • Health Services also provides daily medication delivery to residential students in isolation and quarantine buildings as needed. 

Off-campus Students

  • Off-campus students will be required to isolate at the request of the county health department where the individual resides. In most cases, these individuals will isolate at their residence. If a person is not able to isolate at their residence, the county health department will assist with finding an isolation placement.
  • Off-campus students will receive health services including testing by Health Services and we work collaboratively with OCHD to help identify isolation or quarantine locations, when needed, for off-campus students.

Employees

  • Employees will also be required to isolate at the request of the county health department where the individual resides. In most cases, these individuals will isolate at their residence. If a person is not able to isolate at their residence, the county health department will assist with finding an isolation placement.
  • Employees required to isolate shall communicate with the Office of Human Resources and provide documentation from their healthcare provider or their local health department.
  • Employees must communicate to the Office of Human Resources and their supervisors regarding the start and end dates of the self-isolation.

Services Available to All Students

  • SUNY Oswego Health Services provides telemedicine to all students in isolation and quarantine, whether residing on-campus or off-campus. 
  • Health Services uses a 24-hour/7-day per week on-call triage line available for students. 

Quarantine and Isolation Buddies

The Quarantine and Isolation Buddy program is a confidential support system for on or off campus students who are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Volunteers from the faculty and staff will reach out to the student once per day, based on the student's preferred contact method, to check-in and help students navigate resources. 

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