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COVID Response Checklists

The updated isolation guidelines are effective beginning Aug. 15, 2022. Please review these new guidelines carefully and keep this information handy during the semester.

Checklists for Faculty/Staff

  • If you receive a positive test result, notify your supervisor and HR Shared Services by phone at 315.443.4042 that you have received confirmation that you have tested positive.
  • Isolate for five days; treat Day 0 as the day of symptom onset or (if asymptomatic) the day of collection of the first positive specimen.
  • Employees who reside in Onondaga County must complete the county’s Isolation Self Attestation Form and follow all other guidance and reporting instructions on this website.
  • Employees who reside in other counties should contact their local county health department for additional guidance.
  • If asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving after five days, you may exit isolation. If your symptoms such as a fever continue after five days, you should wait until you are fever free without medication for 24 hours before leaving isolation. Symptoms such as loss of taste and smell continue for weeks, so should not be considered.
  • All those exiting isolation should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional five days.
  • There is no testing requirement to come back to work if asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving after five days of isolation.
  • Follow all other instructions that may be provided by the University.

  • If you receive a positive test result, notify your supervisor and HR Shared Services by phone at 315.443.4042 that you have received confirmation that you have tested positive.
  • Isolate for five days; treat Day 0 as the day of symptom onset or (if asymptomatic) the day of collection of the first positive specimen.
  • For example, if your first day of symptoms (or if asymptomatic, the day you provided a sample to be tested) is a Monday (Day 0), the first day of the five-day isolation period will begin on Tuesday (Day 1) and extend through Saturday (Day 5). The individual may exit isolation on Sunday, assuming symptoms (if any) are resolving.
  • Employees who reside in Onondaga County must complete the county’s Isolation Self Attestation Form and follow all other guidance and reporting instructions on this website.
  • Employees who reside in other counties should contact their local county health department for additional guidance.
  • All individuals exiting isolation should wear a well-fitting mask at all times while around others, for an additional five days.
  • As per the CDC guidance, there is no testing requirement to come back to work if asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving after five days of isolation.
  • For those working remotely, continue to do so as you are able, in coordination with your supervisor.
  • Follow all other instructions that may be provided by the University.
  • Regardless of your vaccination status, you should follow all updated CDC Guidelines.
  • Wear a well-fitting N95, KN95, or surgical mask around others for at least 5 days.
    • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to positive individual
    • Day 1 is your first full day after your last exposure
  • 5 full days after your last exposure, get tested using a self-administered test. If you test negative, continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others and monitor your symptoms through day 10.
  • If symptoms do appear, seek testing through a community provider, your primary care physician, or an at-home COVID test.

Checklists for Students

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, you should follow all updated CDC Guidelines.
  • Wear a well-fitting N95, KN95, or surgical mask around others for at least 5 days.
    • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to positive individual
    • Day 1 is your first full day after your last exposure
  • 5 full days after your last exposure, get tested using a self-administered test. If you test negative, continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others and monitor your symptoms through day 10.
  • If symptoms do appear, contact the Barnes Center at 315.443.8000 to schedule a test.

  • Report your positive test result to the Barnes Center's Reporting a COVID-19 Test Result webpage.
  • A student will isolate for five days, where Day 0 is the day of a positive test or when symptoms began, and Day 1 is the first full day following a positive test.
  • As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the student may resume essential activities on the morning of Day 6, including attending class. Students should not go to places where they are unable to wear a mask, such as gyms, and avoid eating around others for a full 10 days. They can resume essential activities assuming either of the following:
    • The student is asymptomatic, or
    • The student’s prior symptoms are resolved/resolving.
  • Students will receive an email to their syr.edu account on or about day 5 with instructions on modified isolation guidelines that begin the morning of day 6.
  • Students who remain symptomatic after Day 5 must continue in isolation until symptoms are resolved/resolving.
  • Any off-campus or South Campus student following modified isolation on the morning of Day 6 must wear a mask (N95, KN95, or surgical) around others at all times for an additional five days.
  • All students are encouraged to complete the Onondaga County Isolation Self Attestation Form to keep for their records.
  • Follow all other instructions that may be provided by the University.

  • Report your positive test result to the Barnes Center's Reporting a COVID-19 Test Result webpage.
  • The student will isolate in a University-provided isolation facility for five days, where Day 0 is the day of a positive test or when symptoms began, and Day 1 is the first full day following a positive test.
  • As per CDC guidelines, the student may resume essential activities on the morning of Day 6, including attending class, but they cannot enter residential areas of residence halls. Students should not go to places where they are unable to wear a mask, such as gyms, and avoid eating around others for a full 10 days. They can resume essential activities assuming either of the following:
    • The student is asymptomatic, or
    • The student’s prior symptoms are resolved/resolving.
  • Students will receive an email to their syr.edu account on or about day 5 with instructions on modified isolation guidelines that begin the morning of day 6.
  • Students who remain symptomatic after Day 5 must continue in isolation until symptoms are resolved/resolving.
  • Any student following modified isolation on the morning of Day 6 will return to their residence hall or south campus apartment but must wear a mask (N95, KN95, or surgical) around others at all times for an additional five days.
  • All students are encouraged to complete the Onondaga County Isolation Self Attestation Form for their records.
  • Follow all other instructions that may be provided by the University.