Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

September 8, 2022

Updated Information regarding testing positive and exposure

Positive COVID-19 Test:

  • REGARDLESS of Vaccination Status:
    • Isolate for 5 days from onset of symptoms
    • Wear high quality mask through Day 10
    • Avoid being around others who are more likely to get very sick from COVID until at least Day 11

AND

      • May test 2 consecutive days (starting Day 6)
        • If both Negative, may discontinue wearing mask
        • If EITHER Positive, continue mask through Day 10

Exposed to COVID-19:

  • REGARDLESS of Vaccination Status:
    • Wear high quality mask through Day 10 (the date of last close contact is

considered day 0)

  • Test on Day 6
    • If Negative, continue mask
    • If Positive, or symptoms develop, Isolate Immediately and follow Isolation guidelines
  • Anyone who had COVID-19 within the last 90 days and has since recovered and remained symptom free, does not need to get tested after close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Cheri Yager MSN, BSN, RN, Supervisor of College Nursing Services/Wellness Center

September 8, 2022

Updated Vaccine and Testing Protocols

On September 6th, SUNY provided campuses with updated COVID-19 guidance for the Fall 2022 Semester.  This new guidance no longer requires unvaccinated students to undergo weekly COVID pool testing.  Therefore, the last day of operation of the COVID testing center on the Sanborn and NFCI campuses will be Friday September 30th.  After that date when employees and students develop symptoms of COVID or have been exposed to someone who tests positive while on campus,  should contact the Wellness Center at 716-614-6275 and speak to a Nurse for guidance. Employees and/or students who develop symptoms of COVID, should either obtain an at home COVID testing kit or seek a PCR test.  At home COVID test kits can be purchased at local pharmacies and grocery stores and may be covered by health insurance.  PCR tests can also be scheduled at local pharmacies as well as at testing locations throughout the area or via your health care provider. Employees and/or students who have been exposed to someone who tests positive while off campus need to follow the masking guidelines found on the Wellness Center webpage: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wellness/

Employees and Students On-campus with Approved Religious and Medical Exemptions

UNVACCINATED Staff and Faculty with approved Religious and/or Medical Exemptions are not required to obtain a weekly COVID-19 test.

https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Fall_2022_COVID_Protocols_NEW.pdf

Masking Requirements

Masks are no longer required to be worn by vaccinated or unvaccinated students while on campus. Students may also be advised to wear masks by the Wellness Center if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

The current CDC and DOH COVID-19 Guidelines are as follows:

Positive COVID-19 Test:

  • REGARDLESS of Vaccination Status:
    • Isolate for 5 days from onset of symptoms
    • Wear high quality mask through Day 10
    • Avoid being around others who are more likely to get very sick from COVID until at least Day 1
      AND
    • May test 2 consecutive days (starting Day 6)
      • If both Negative, may discontinue wearing mask
      • If EITHER Positive, continue mask through Day 10

Exposed to COVID-19:

  • REGARDLESS of Vaccination Status:
    • Wear high quality mask through Day 10 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0)
    • Test on Day 6
      • If Negative, continue mask
      • If Positive, or symptoms develop, Isolate Immediately and follow Isolation guidelines
    • Anyone who had COVID-19 within the last 90 days and has since recovered and remained symptom free, does not need to get tested after close contact with someone with COVID-19.

As you know, information is fluid with the pandemic. Please monitor your TWolves email closely for changes in the mandates and guidelines.

Information on COVID-19 and resources available may be found on the following link as well: http://niagaracc.suny.edu/coronavirus/

Questions may be directed to the Wellness Center, Cheri Yager, via email at: yager@niagaracc.suny.edu if preferred.

 

Julia D. Pitman, Vice President for Student Services                                              8/19/2022

COVID-19 Complaint Form

In an effort to ensure full compliance on campus with COVID-19 requirements, the college has created a form to report those who are not adhering to the requirements.

http://niagaracc.suny.edu/covidcomplaint/

Updated August 22, 2022 Student COVID-19 Protocols

View the protocols.