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 for testing. You will be able to have rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 and will also submit a saliva sample for PCR COVID-19 testing. The 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. You will be instructed to self-isolate until your PCR test results are available. To have your Badge cleared to green once your PCR result is negative, please contact the Ithaca College Testing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GPS to Emerson Hall testing site