To comply with New York State guidelines, Ithaca College is requiring all faculty, staff, and students complete an electronic screen every day. Campus community members will receive an email reminder every morning, 7 days a week, prompting them to complete the electronic screening. On-campus students should complete the screening before leaving their residential hall room. Off-campus students and employees must complete the screening prior to accessing campus. Individuals who will not be accessing campus at all in the fall will be able to opt-out of receiving the daily screening emails.
The screening will ask questions regarding exposure to COVID-19-positive individuals and whether any COVID-19 symptoms are present. Based on the response to these questions, individuals will receive a prompt that indicates they are cleared to access campus or are not cleared to access campus, and should consult with a medical professional. The college is not collecting or storing specific medical information as part of the screen.
The daily screen will require that all members of our college community pay close attention to their health. We recommend that individuals have a thermometer available to check their own temperature prior to accessing campus. Temperature checks will not be conducted regularly on campus.
Current symptoms associated with COVID-19 include:
- Fever (above 100.4) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Since these symptoms can change, we ask that all college community members also refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most updated information.
Medical Support - Students
If students receive a message that they are not cleared to access campus, they should follow the instructions to connect with either the Hammond Health Center or local provider for follow-up.
Medical Support - Employees
If employees receive a message that they are not cleared to access campus based on their responses to daily screening questions, they should follow the instructions to connect with their primary care provider for follow-up.
Enforcement of Daily Screening Requirements
Non-compliance with daily screening requirements is a violation of the community agreement. 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.