COVID-19 Positive Tests and Exposures: Reporting Form and Guidelines

Any student, faculty, staff member or campus visitor who tests positive for COVID-19 must self-report to the College regardless of where they received their COVID test. In addition to filling out the form below, Students must immediately inform their professor(s).Faculty and CLTs must immediately inform their department chairperson.Staff must immediately inform their supervisor.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 from someone you live with, you must reach out to our Campus Coronavirus Liaison, Luis Venegas,

Report Your Positive Test

Complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

  • This online form is secure, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • A member of the College's Contact Tracing Team will follow up with you upon receipt of the form.

Know the Isolation and Exposure Guidelines

CUNY continues to follow the latest CDC guidance on isolation and exposure. Any student, staff or faculty who tests positive with COVID-19 must follow these guidelines, as outlined below, prior to returning to campus.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home.
  • You may end isolation based on how serious your symptoms were:
    • If you had no symptoms, you may end isolation after 5 days.
    • If you had mild symptoms, end isolation after 5 days if you have been fever free for 24 hours (without medication) and other symptoms are improving.
      • If symptoms are not improving, continue to isolate until you are fever free for at least 24 hours and symptoms improve.
    • If you had moderate symptoms (shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) you should isolate for 10 days.
    • If you had severe symptoms (hospitalization), isolate for 10 days and consult your doctor. You may need a viral test before ending isolation.
  • Removing your mask
    • If you have ended isolation and are feeling better, you may remove your mask after 10 days.
    • With two sequential negative antigen tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.
      • If your antigen test results are positive, you may still be infectious. You should continue wearing a mask and wait at least 48 hours before taking another test. Continue taking antigen tests at least 48 hours apart until you have two sequential negative results. This may mean you need to continue wearing a mask and testing beyond day 10.
      • Free, at-home rapid tests are provided by New York City. Use NYC COVID-19 Test Site Finder and COVID 19 Testing Sites — NYC Health + Hospitals ( to find a test near you.
    • After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • You do not need to quarantine.
  • Take precautions for 10 full days
    • Wear a high-quality mask. Avoid situations where you cannot wear a mask.
    • Monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately, get tested and stay home until you know the result.
  • Get tested at least 5 days after your close contact (the date of your exposure is considered day 0); if you test positive, stay home and isolate per guidelines above.
  • If your exposure is from someone you live with, you should reach out to your Campus Coronavirus Liaison.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test, stay home and follow the isolation guidelines above.