COVID-19 and Monkeypox Employee Resources

Important public health information and resources for Ithaca College staff and faculty.

Employee Preparedness & Responsibilities

All employees, working on campus, even if only occasionally, are required to adhere to all CDC, NYS, local health department, and Ithaca College guidelines, policies and procedures at all times.

All employees are urged to take basic preventive measures to prepare themselves and their families to avoid exposure to or infection by the viruses causing COVID-19 and Monkeypox.

Employees are encouraged to contact the college's Employee Assistance Program at 800-327-2255 for help with feelings of stress or anxiety about these events. 

Important Changes to the Notification Process for Employees with a Confirmed Positive Case of COVID-19 or Monkeypox

Effective January 1, 2023, employees who receive a positive test result for COVID-19 or Monkeypox are no longer required to report that information. Also effective on January 1, 2023, employees will be required to utilize their own PTA balances if they are unable to report to work due to a positive COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status. In keeping with current policy, if an employee is unable to report to work for any reason, the employee is expected to notify their supervisor as soon as possible that they will be unable to report to work. Employees who are actively experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-test and/or seek medical attention from their health care provider before returning to work. Employees who are actively experiencing symptoms of Monkeypox are strongly encouraged to seek medical attention from a licensed health care provider immediately.  Employees with questions about pay practices and the need to use accrued sick PTA balances and short-term disability (if applicable) should contact their HR Business Partner.

The Office of Human Resources

Please email the Office of Human Resources with any questions regarding the above information.