Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

January 7, 2021

NCCC Guidelines for Students Regarding COVID Isolation/Quarantine

Mandatory Quarantine

  • Students who have been identified as having contact with a person who tested positive for COVID will be required to follow Mandatory Quarantine guidelines as follows:
    • Contact is defined as: Exposure to a COVID positive individual (whether symptomatic or not) for a period of 15 minutes without social distancing (6 feet apart) and regardless of whether either party was wearing a mask.
    • Quarantine for students exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period.
      • Students must continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14.
      • Students need to continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14.
      • If any symptoms develop, the student should immediately self-isolate, contact their healthcare provider and the Wellness Center to report this change in clinical status, and seek testing.
      • Testing early to “opt-out” is NOT an option – Students must quarantine for the entire 10 day period after exposure.
    • Students residing in Housing must follow the guidelines provided by the Director of Housing, Jill Faddoul, as well.

**Under the new State guidance, the Department of Health strongly recommends a diagnostic COVID-19 test five to seven days following the date of last exposure for anyone who is a close or household contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.**

Mandatory Isolation

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 must immediately self-isolate for approximately 10 days.
  • Isolation dates are determined by symptoms or lack of symptoms. The Department of Health is responsible for determining dates of isolation. Students need to follow their advice.
    • Approximate dates of isolation will also be provided by the Supervisor of the Wellness Center, Cheri Yager. Please contact her to discuss the dates.  The phone number for the Wellness Center is: (716) 614-6275.
  • Students must submit a Negative COVID Test to be allowed back on campus.
    • Students need to be tested after their isolation period and submit the results to the Wellness Center. The results must either be brought in to the Wellness Center, C-122 or emailed to: wellnesscenter@niagaracc.suny.edu.

*Please be sure the document includes first and last name, date of test, and results.*

    • Please feel free to contact the Nurses in the Wellness Center with any questions.

Students whether on or off-campus may receive psychosocial, academic, and/or other supports, as needed.

  • Counseling is available either in person or virtually. Please contact the Wellness Center for further information at: (716) 614-6275.
  • Faculty are available for academic support. Please contact your Instructor(s) and/or your Faculty Advisor.

Students identified for quarantine and isolation who are residential students will have access to certain assistance, such as the delivery of food and medicine.