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 If you work in the hospital or have hospital access please contact Employee Health and Wellness at  631-444-7767 for isolation and return to work guidance, as the guidelines described on this website may not apply to you. 

 

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please notify your supervisor to make them aware of your time off requirements.

If you test positive, are experiencing COVID-related symptoms or were recently exposed to someone who’s tested positive, you may also contact the Health Information Line (HIL)(631) 632-5000 (Option 1)for information and guidance on on what to do when testing positive for COVID.

HIL (631) 632-5000 (Option 2) links you to HRS Time and Attendance for any additional leave questions you may have.

For periods you are unable to work, your timesheet/time reports should indicate mandatory quarantine/isolation (MQU) for the five days you are required to isolate (no charge to accrual balances). If you have any additional questions about time reporting, you can contact the HR Time and Attendance unit.

SOME OTHER THINGS TO KNOW AND DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE:

  • Based on Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) guidance, you will need to isolate for five days from when you test positive. After your five  days' isolation, the CDC recommends you wear a mask for an additional five days and do not travel during this time.
  • Do not report to work on campus. If you are on campus, please leave immediately.
  • If you tested with an at-home antigen test or through a private laboratory, please take note of the date of the positive test and/or the date symptoms began, so you can accurately count the days of your isolation.
  • If you are well enough to do so, you can ask your supervisor whether remote work is an option.

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER TESTING POSITIVE

DOH ATTESTATION

  • You are cleared to return to work after testing positive for COVID-19 once you complete the isolation period and sign and forward the DOH attestation to the HR Time and Attendance unit.
  • If you do not submit a completed attestation – or provide a doctor's note for an absence exceeding five days – HR will contact you to provide guidance.

OTHER COVID-19 SCENARIOS

For guidance on other COVID related scenarios visit Faculty and Staff Health Information Line Guidance.

CARE AND TREATMENT

→ Regardless of income or health insurance, New Yorkers who contract COVID-19 can now call a free 24-hour hotline to find treatment options. The health care professionals staffing the phones can prescribe oral antiviral medicine or give callers a referral. The number is 888-873-2869 or 888-TREAT-NY. Access to the telehealth appointment is also available online at https://nys.expresscare.video/landing.

 → New York City residents who test positive for COVID can call 212-COVID-19 to schedule a free telehealth appointment.

 → For those with NYSHIP & SEHP: ThroughLiveHealth Onlineenrollees can access board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week via smartphone, tablet or personal computer. The Empire Plan will continue to cover telemedicine visits through LiveHealth Online at no cost through December 31, 2022.