Employee and Manager COVID-19 FAQs
Important Travel Guidelines
The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state or another country, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.
Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 10, 2021. Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations, is still recommended for all travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months. Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.
All travelers must complete the Traveler Health Form unless the traveler had left New York for less than 24 hours or is coming to New York from a contiguous state. Contiguous states to New York are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Irrespective of quarantine, all travelers must:
- Monitor symptoms daily from day of arrival in New York through day 14;
- Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated); and
- Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.
- Fully vaccinated is defined as being 2 or more weeks after the final dose (e.g., first for Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, second for Pfizer and Moderna) of the vaccine approved by the FDA or authorized by the FDA for emergency use. Vaccines that are not authorized by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use or approved by the FDA do not satisfy this definition.
- Recently recovered is defined as 1) recovered from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 by meeting the criteria for discontinuation of isolation, 2) within the 3-month period between date of arrival in New York and either the initial onset of symptoms related to the laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection or, if asymptomatic during the illness, the date of the laboratory confirmed test, and 3) asymptomatic after travel or new exposure.
As travel-related guidance continues to evolve, you may wish to check for updates to the state’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory website when planning travel out of New York state.
Our University Communications team has put together the following resources for your use:
- Youtube video with tips on how to record your own videos from home:
- Zoom virtual backgrounds of Adelphi campus
- Editorial guidelines for coronavirus communications — spelling, usage, etc.
All of these resources and more can be found on the online Style Guide and Brand Center.
Adelphi has compiled this resource of frequently asked questions pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity laws, all of which continue to apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. While EEO laws apply, they DO NOT interfere with or prevent employers from following the guidelines and suggestions made by the CDC and/or state/local public health authorities about steps employers should take regarding COVID-19.
If a manager or director learns of a positive COVID-19 test within their area,
- Contact Health Services at 516-877-6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once Health Services has been notified, director/managers will be provided language that they may share with other employees within the affected department.
- Names of employees should NEVER be shared with anyone except Human Resources and Health Services even if the employee has already self-identified to others.
- Health Services will conduct contact tracing in accordance with the local health department and New York state department of health guidance.
- Health Services will contact housekeeping to conduct disinfecting of the area, if deemed necessary.
- Health Services will notify Human Resources with the name(s) of the employee(s). You may contact Human Resources directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Michelle Glover Brown, director for environmental health and safety, will follow up and conduct surface testing upon disinfecting the area and provide additional safety training per our Master Restart Plan guidelines if necessary.