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I Received a Quarantine or Isolation Order

Positive Test or a Public Health Order to Isolate or Quarantine

If the employee receives confirmation of a positive test or a public health order to isolate or quarantine resulting from a known or suspected exposure to the virus, and the employee has accessed campus within the previous fourteen days, the employee MUST:

  1. Immediately notify Diane Rogers, Quarantine & Isolation Coordinator at humanresources@ithaca.edu, confirming a positive test or a public health order to isolate or quarantine resulting from a known or suspected exposure to the virus. Employees will be requested to provide documentation regarding when the order was issued or began. 
  2. Notify their supervisor if they are unable to report to work. Employees are not required to reveal any medical diagnosis, including a positive COVID-19 test, to their supervisor. However, in keeping with current policy, if an employee is unable to report to work for any reason (including a positive test, isolation order, or quarantine order), the employee is expected to notify their supervisor as soon as possible.

During Quarantine or Isolation

Employees with a positive test or that are under public health orders to isolate or quarantine may not physically report to work on the Ithaca College campus or affiliated locations. Employees that are asymptomatic and/or feeling well enough to work AND:

  • are working remotely, will be expected to continue to work remotely. These employees should record work time as usual.
  • are not working remotely, but that hold a position that may be done remotely, may work with their supervisor to determine an appropriate remote work plan. These employees should record work time as usual.
  • are not working remotely and hold a position that cannot be accomplished remotely, must notify their supervisor that they are unable to report to work. These employees should complete their timecard using the COVID-19 time type in alignment with the public health order for a maximum of 10 calendar days.

Employees that are symptomatic and not well enough to work will be placed on paid COVID-19 leave in alignment with the public health order for a maximum of 14 calendar days.

Employees placed on paid COVID leave will not be required to use medical accruals. If the period of public health-ordered isolation or quarantine continues beyond the 14 calendar days, the employee should consult with the Office of Human Resources to move to short-term disability leave, New York Paid Family Leave, or another type of leave as appropriate.

Returning to Work After Quarantine or Isolation

Employees must return to work after being released from quarantine or isolation, AND are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Individuals who have not tested positive, must resume the completion of the Daily Health Screening and testing at the first campus opportunity after returning.
  • Individuals who have tested positive, must resume the completion of the Daily Health Screening, but are exempt from testing for a period of 90 days (as they are likely to test positive during this window of time).