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Testing

The use of safe, effective vaccines against COVID-19 disease is the next phase of our shared responsibility for curbing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. All Ithaca College students must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and Ithaca College faculty and staff are STRONGLY encouraged to be vaccinated. Vaccination minimizes the need for surveillance testing, but individuals symptomatic for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should continue to seek advice from a medical professional to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed. 

Summer Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Effective June 22nd, 2022, Ithaca College will be instituting the following testing program:

  • Unvaccinated students and employees are no longer required to surveillance test 2x weekly
  • Surveillance testing for Vaccinated individuals is suspended.

If you are symptomatic for COVID-19, please seek testing at Boothroyd Hall during the hours of 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

If you have tested positive using an at-home testing kit, please call the Wrap Around Care office at 607-227-0402.

Testing Positive for the Sars-CoV-2 Virus

Information about students and employees testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the spring semester.

Individuals who are not cleared to access campus due to a positive test result must isolate until cleared by the local health department. If you test outside of the Ithaca College testing system, you are required to notify Human Resources of a positive test if you are an employee and Hammond Health Center if you are a student.

Employees 

Employees must follow the Human Resources protocol for notifying the college when testing positive. Employees will isolate in their own residence and will receive guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department or the local health department of their permanent residence. To submit a positive test results please use the form at this link.

Residential Students

Residential students, whether in a residential hall or apartment, who are not cleared to return to campus must temporarily relocate to Boothroyd Hall. When in isolation in Boothroyd Hall or other location designated by the college, you may not:

  • Leave your room, unless directed to by college personnel
  • Access campus
  • Access the broader Ithaca community
  • Have visitors or guests

Students must remain in isolation until release is approved by the Tompkins County Health Department. Ithaca College will provide support to ensure that daily needs (e.g., food, medication, sanitation, laundry, medical, and mental health services) are met.

Off-Campus Students

Off-campus students must isolate in their own independent living arrangement or other arrangements that they make individually in consultation with the health department. Please refer to our Off-Campus Living Quarantine and Isolation webpage for information on how to prepare your household to manage isolation should it need to occur. These preparations should occur in advance. When in isolation, you may not:

  • Leave your residence (and should remain confined to a separate room and bathroom whenever possible if you have roommates)
  • Access campus
  • Access the broader Ithaca community
  • Have visitors or guests

You must remain in isolation until the Tompkins County Health Department notifies the college that you are cleared.

Enforcement of Testing Requirements

Non-compliance with testing requirements is a violation of the community agreement and can be reported to the Office of Public Safety or Student Conduct and Community Standards. Violations by faculty or staff will be subject to disciplinary processes in accordance with the respective policies in the Ithaca College Policy Manual or collective bargaining agreement covering the individual. Violations by students, both residential and off-campus, will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Conduct Code. 

Questions?

If you have a question about testing, please email testing@ithaca.edu.

If you are a student with questions about vaccination, please email healthcenter@ithaca.edu or call 607-274-3177.

If you are an employee with questions about vaccination, please email caremanager@ithaca.edu