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COVID-19 Essentials

Covid-19 Vaccine Vials

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the vaccine schedule.

Do not come to work/school if you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Instead, stay home, test yourself and notify your supervisor/professor and email Health Services.

  • Face masks: A well-fitting face mask continues to be one of the simplest measures to reduce transmission.  Please keep a face mask with you to use as needed.





Well-fitting Facemask Required (Covers Nose and Mouth)

  • Areas where health care is delivered including:
    • Touro Dental Health, Family Health Center, NYMC Health Services and the Clinical Trials Unit in accordance with procedures for the unit. An N95 respirator or well-fitting surgical facemask is required for direct patient care in accordance with the need for droplet or airborne protection. 
  • Anytime one develops symptoms suggestive of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Before leaving campus a well-fitting facemask is to be worn.
  • For 10 days following confirmed infection even if isolation is complete at five days.
  • For the 10 days following known SARS-CoV-2 exposure.
  • Dental simulation lab
  • Clinical Skills and Simulation Center exam suite at 7 Dana Road.

A cloth face mask can be worn only if it is over a surgical face mask

N95 Respirator Required

Any patient encounter in which an aerosolizing procedure may be performed.


COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination with a booster is a requirement for students. Our partner hospitals and clinics will not permit unvaccinated students, asserting a religious exemption, on their premises for clinical education. If you cannot complete your clinical education, you cannot train in a clinical discipline. No request for a religious exemption to primary COVID-19 vaccine can be granted to students in the School of Medicine, the Touro College of Dental Medicine, the School of Health Science and Practice's speech-language pathology and physical therapy programs, or the clinical laboratory science program in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


COVID-19 Confirmed Infection (Positive Test)

  • Inform Health Services of your illness/ positive test.
  • It is your responsibility to notify any persons you have exposed. Exposure = During the 48 hours before symptoms, or, if asymptomatic, 48 hours before your positive test: Anyone you were with within 6 feet, for a cumulative 15 minutes over the 48 hour interval. Wearing a face mask does not exclude someone from exposure. Please also notify Health Services of exposed NYMC/TCDM persons that meet this definition; You must include the date of last exposure, last name, first name.

Your isolation

  • Isolation starts on day 0 (day of symptom onset or positive test) and continues through midnight day 5 or day 10. You must send in a completed symptom log to be cleared to return to school/work.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you feel sick or have trouble breathing seek medical care immediately.
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members.
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
  • Don't share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask if you must be around other people.



COVID-19 Exposure

Up-to Date Vaccination or COVID-19 Recovered
Within 90 Days   

NOT Up-to-Date and NOT recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days

  1. Self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days.
  2. If symptoms develop: Self-isolate, notify Health Services, and get tested.
  3. Wear a Face mask in all locations during the 10 days
  4. If asymptomatic it is STRONGLY ADVISED to obtain a test (antigen or PCR) no sooner than day 5 post-exposure. Only report a positive test to Health Services.  
  1. You may attend school/work but self-quarantine from other activities is recommended by the NYSDOH.
  2. NYSDOH requires testing no sooner than day 5 post-exposure.  A positive test must be reported to Health Services.
  3. Self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days
  4. If symptoms develop: Self-isolate, notify Health Services, and get tested.   
  5. Wear a face mask in all locations during the 10 days.
  6. A negative test post exposure may be sent to Health Services for inclusion in your medical record.