Coronavirus Information and Status at Molloy College
Molloy College COVID-19 Exposure Procedures
IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, AND YOU ARE…
VACCINATED AND BOOSTED (IF ELIGIBLE)
- You do NOT have to quarantine or isolate after being in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 unless you develop symptoms.
- You SHOULD wear a well-fitting mask while around others for ten (10) days after the last date of exposure
- If you develop symptoms, follow the instructions for people who are not fully vaccinated.
NOT VACCINATED AND NOT BOOSTED (IF ELIGIBLE)
- You MUST quarantine for five (5) days from date of exposure and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional five (5) days.
- You MUST notify Health Services at email@example.com
- You must compete the COVID-19 report of infection/exposure form in the Molloy Health Portal.
- If you develop symptoms during your quarantine you MUST notify Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and obtain a diagnostic test. Health Services will provide additional guidance.
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19…
The NYS Department of Health has released updated guidance on shortened isolation and quarantine procedures in line with the CDC’s recently updated guidance. Click here to read DOH’s full guidance.
- Isolation after positive test: individuals can end their isolation after 5 days – where day 0 is the first day of symptom onset and/or the day of a positive test result – if they are asymptomatic at that time. Those individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for an additional 5 days.
Individuals returning to any Molloy location after 5 days MUST:
- Not have a fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
- Have resolution of symptoms or, if still with residual symptoms, then all are improving
- Not have rhinorrhea (runny nose)
- Have no more than minimal, non-productive cough (i.e., not disruptive to work and does not stop the person from wearing their mask continuously, not coughing up phlegm)
- The contagious period starts two days before a person’s symptoms began, or two days before the person got tested if their diagnostic test was positive and they have no symptoms. It lasts through the end of the tenth day, after their symptoms started, as long as their fever has been gone at least 24 hours without fever reducing drugs OR if they have no symptoms, it lasts ten days after the day of the diagnostic test that came back positive.
- Quarantine: stay home to wait for test results and the end of a post-exposure period.
- Isolation: stay home and avoid others, even the people you live with. Stay in a closed room, wear a mask to use the bathroom, have people leave food, drinks, and medicine at your door, and don’t leave home except for testing/medical care.
- Fully vaccinated: at least 14 days after a 1-dose vaccine, or the 2nd dose of a 2-dose vaccine.
- Close contact: within 6 feet of a positive person for ten minutes or more.
Molloy College is requiring all students, employees, and visitors, except those with approved medical or religious exemptions, to be fully vaccinated before coming onto campus. Students and Employees can submit proof of vaccination to the Molloy Health Portal. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival. Information about uploading vaccination status and frequently asked questions are available here.
Booster Shots Required for Students and Employees: All Molloy College students and employees must receive their booster shot by Monday, January 24, 2022. If you have an appointment scheduled for after January 24th, you need to submit a temporary waiver, which can be found in the Molloy Health Portal. Eligibility for booster shots is five months after the second dose of Pfizer, six months after the second dose of Moderna, and two months after the J&J vaccine. Those with approved medical or religious exemptions will continue to be exempt from this mandate.
For more information, please refer to:
Face Covering (Mask) Requirements
The Centers for Disease Control announced May 12, 2022 that they have elevated both Nassau and Suffolk counties to HIGH status, based on factors that include hospital admissions for COVID-19 patients, hospital beds in use by COVID-19 patients, and the number of new COVID-19 cases, all based on an average of the last seven days.
Based on this latest surge, and to further limit the spread in our community, all Molloy students and employees must wear a mask when indoors at any Nassau or Suffolk Molloy location. This takes effect immediately.
*Performances, conferences and rental events taking place in the Madison Theatre will continue to follow this protocol.