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COVID-19

Covid-19 Vaccine Vials

COVID-19 Essentials

  • Face Masks, well-fitting are required indoors
  • 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 Health Services at  health_services@nymc.edu
  • 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 Positive

  • 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 Exposed

Status

Post Exposure Requirements

Vaccinated and Boosted or COVID-19 Recovered 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.  

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

1. Self-Quarantine for 5 days as per CDC: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC.  and continue to monitor for symptoms for 10 days.  
2. To be cleared to return to work/school return the log after 5 days to Health Services.  
3. If symptoms develop:  Self-isolate, notify Health Services, and get tested.   
4. Wear a face mask in all locations during the 10 days.
5. 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.