What should I do if I am exposed to someone with COVID-19?
Please wear your mask, social distance, and monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have been named as a close contact to a person positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the Tompkins County Health Department contact tracing team for next steps. The CDC recommends that close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case get tested for COVID-19 at day 3-5. Students who have been named a close contact of a positive case may submit a saliva test in a collection bin on campus at day 3-5.
What should I do if I develop symptoms of COVID-19?
If you become symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms, please wear your mask, practice social distancing, and go to Emerson Hall to submit a saliva sample for COVID-19. This PCR test will be taken to the lab at Cayuga Medical Center once daily. Please arrive at Emerson Hall for testing between 9am and 3:30pm to allow for same day courier. Please submit your saliva sample test to the Emerson Hall bin only. Off-campus students are encouraged to test off campus but may submit a sample at Emerson Hall if needed. Once you have registered with Cayuga Health System, your test results will come to your Cayuga Health System patient portal. To have your Badge cleared to green once your result is negative, please contact the Ithaca College Testing Coordinator at email@example.com.
If you continue to be symptomatic or your symptoms worsen, please contact Hammond Health Center at 607-274-3177 or go to the nearest Emergency Department (Cayuga Medical Center is our local medical center) for assistance.
What should I do if I receive a positive test result for COVID-19?
During Hammond Health Center hours, please call 607-274-3177 for assistance. When the Hammond Health Center is closed, please call the Ithaca College Wrap Around Care Manager at 607-227-0402 for next steps.