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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

Discontinuation of COVID-19 Case Reporting

Ramapo College is no longer require students or employees to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the college.  However, we are still asking students and employees to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to follow the CDC isolation guidelines if they do test positive for COVID-19. Isolation guidelines can be found here: link

General COVID-19 Information

Ramapo College of New Jersey is providing the following information in order to inform campus of the Coronavirus situation and how it may relate to or impact College activities and people connected to the College. This situation is continuously unfolding and new updates and information will be posted as they become available, according to approved procedures and protocols. Ramapo College is following the expert state, national, and international recommendations regarding the situation. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

Updates will be provided to Ramapo College students, faculty, and staff through their ramapo.edu email addresses. Please check your email inbox for important messages.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine and associated boosters are recommended, but not required.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is offered in Health Services for symptomatic students who may already be on campus and experiencing illness Monday to Friday, by appointment only (call 201-684-7536). Home test kits are available for purchase in the Campus Bookstore.

COVID-19 Isolation Protocol 

If you have COVID-19 with symptoms, you may end self-isolation after:

  • Isolate for 5 full days (Day 0 is the first day of symptoms);
  • If symptoms resolve (fever free for 24 hours and other symptoms improve), isolation can end after 5 full days (i.e., on Day 6);
  • If symptoms persist (fever or if other symptoms have not improved), continue to isolate until fever free for 24 hours and other symptoms have improved;
  • Loss of taste or smell may persist for weeks or months and need not delay the end of isolation;
  • After your isolation has ended, wear a well-fitted mask when around others in public through Day 10, avoid travel until a full 10 days after symptoms or the date of your test, avoid high risk activities such as being with those who are immunocompromised, going to nursing homes, and avoid eating around others until a full 10 days.  If unable to wear a mask around others, the isolation is 10 days.
  • While you are required by the College to wear a face covering (days 6 through 10), you are not permitted to be in any public areas of the College where food and/or drink is being served, including but not limited to Dining Areas, meetings, programs, or any college-sponsored program with food and/or drink.  Please plan to utilize grab and go.  Do not eat or drink in public on campus, including the classroom setting.

If you have COVID-19 without symptoms, you may end self-isolation after:

  • Isolate for 5 full days (Day 0 is the day of the positive viral test.  Day of the positive test is the day tested, not the day the test result was received);
  • If no symptoms develop, isolation can end after 5 full days (i.e., on Day 6);
  • If symptoms develop within one week of the positive test, the 5-day isolation period starts over with day 0 being the first day of symptoms.  Follow recommendations for ending isolation for persons who have COVID-19 symptoms;
  • After your isolation has ended, wear a well-fitted mask when around others in public through Day 10, avoid travel until a full 10 days after symptoms or the date of your test, avoid high risk activities such as being with those who are immunocompromised, going to nursing homes, and avoid eating around others until a full 10 days. If unable to wear a mask around others, the isolation is 10 days.
  • While you are required by the College to wear a face covering (days 6 through 10), you are not permitted to be in any public areas of the College where food and/or drink is being served, including but not limited to Dining Areas, meetings, programs, or any college-sponsored program with food and/or drink.  Please plan to utilize grab and go.  Do not eat or drink in public on campus, including the classroom setting.

What should I do if I was a close contact?

  • If you’ve been identified as a close contact, quarantine is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection the CDC recommends wearing a mask for 10 days from last contact,  counting day 1 as the  first full day after exposure. If you have no symptoms, the CDC recommends to test at least 5 full days after your last exposure.  If you are experiencing symptoms, test immediately and isolate until results are received.
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