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COVID-19

As of March 28, 2023, St. John's no longer requires students to provide proof of vaccination to COVID-19.

Student COVID-19 Notification Form Employee COVID-19 Notification Form

Vaccinations and boosters are strongly recommended as they remain very effective in protecting each of us individually from serious illness and death. Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov for assistance finding a nearby vaccination site.

Isolation & Quarantine Protocols

Take Action If You Are Exposed to COVID-19:

  • Updated guidance does not require individuals exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine. However, it is recommended that you monitor for symptoms.
  • Watch for symptoms for 10 days.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others indoors for 10 days.
  • Test 5 days after exposure (or sooner if you develop symptoms).
  • Take extra precautions for 10 days when you are around people who are more likely to get very sick (i.e., those who are immunocompromised, elderly, or have underlying conditions that put them at risk for COVID-19).

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19) DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS and get tested or test yourself with a home test kit. To find a testing site near you, text "COVID TEST" to 855-48 or visit COVID-19 Testing Locations.

For students living in university housing who develop symptoms, please first call Student Health Services at 718-990-6360 to make an appointment. (Please do not walk in.)

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Notification Form.
  2. Do not come to campus and if you live on campus, remain in your residence hall room (Residence Life or Student Health Services will reach out to you with further instructions).
  3. Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others.
  4. Monitor your symptoms. If your symptoms worsen and you have trouble breathing, seek emergency medical care immediately.

You can end isolation based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were.

  • If you have no symptoms: You may end isolation after day 5.
  • If you develop symptoms: You may end isolation after day 5 if:
    • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication), AND
    • Your symptoms are improving.

Frequently Asked Questions

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Possible symptoms include:

  • Fever 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

For more information, please visit Symptoms of COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Get answers to frequently asked questions and bust myths about vaccines. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.

There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. For more information, please visit COVID-19 Prevention Actions.