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Daily Symptom Self-Screening for Students, Faculty and Staff

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As per the Student Code for Healthy Living and Learning and the Ramapo College Employee Code for a Safe Work Environment, it is your personal responsibility to conduct a daily symptom self-screening as a way for you to take care of yourself and others. Please review this checklist every day before coming to campus or leaving your residence room. Do not submit this form to the College.

If you have any of the below symptoms or conditions, STAY HOME and contact your medical provider. If the symptoms you experience are part of a chronic medical condition you are aware of and have been monitoring (e.g., seasonal allergies you routinely experience, nausea as a side effect from a medication), there is no need to stay home.

Student, faculty and staff with questions about what to do if they feel sick should access the COVID-19 FAQ page. The CDC maintains a current list of COVID-19 symptoms, which are also noted below (does not include all possible symptoms):

Ask yourself, do I have………

  • Fever (Above 100.4 F) or Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pale, Grey, or Blue-colored Skin, Lips, or Nail Beds, depending on skin tone

Do not come to campus if……

  • You are positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19;
  • You are unvaccinated or vaccinated with no booster and have been a close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • You have been directed to self-isolate or self-quarantine by a medical professional or local public health official

Please seek immediate, emergency medical attention (call 911) if you are experiencing any CDC defined emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or pale, grey, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone. This is not a list of all possible symptoms. You should contact your medical provider for any symptoms that are concerning to you.

As a reminder, the travel registry is for unvaccinated students and employees who are traveling to international or domestic locations. The travel registry is also for vaccinated students and employees traveling internationally. All who engage in cruise ship travel must complete the registry. Register your travel with the College.

New Directions for Reporting Positive COVID-19 Cases and Exposures

Effective February 2, 2022, the College will  implement an automated process to report COVID-19 positive cases and COVID-19 exposures, which will supplement and streamline the outreach efforts of the College’s contact tracers.  

Students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 or who are identified as a close contact (defined below) of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 must complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form

A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. As per the local health department, the correct and consistent use of a proper face covering indoors may mean that a person is not considered a close contact to a case (Sources: CDC & Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission).

Upon completion of the COVID-19 Reporting Form, you will receive an email from with further instructions. In addition, a member from Health Services (for students) or Human Resources (for employees) will  contact you to review and clarify, as needed, the information you reported.

As a reminder, you should not report to campus (residential students should stay in their room) if you have tested positive, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have had an exposure.