What next?

You feel ill and might have symptoms of COVID-19

If you live on campus:

  • Put on your mask and isolate yourself in your room.
  • Contact the Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC) at 607-777-2221. Your symptoms will be evaluated during a telehealth appointment with a nurse and/or a medical provider.
  • If you require urgent medical attention, call 607-777-2222 for an ambulance and notify the dispatcher that you may have COVID-19 symptoms so first responders can use appropriate precautions.

If you live off campus:

  • Put on your mask and isolate yourself in your room.
  • Contact DSHSC at 607-777-2221 or your off-campus healthcare provider by phone for further direction. Do not leave your residence or simply show up at a walk-in clinic. You must call first. If you contact DSHSC, you will be routed to a nurse for a virtual session to triage your symptoms. If you choose to see an off-campus provider, call first and follow instructions.
  • If necessary, a virtual session will be arranged through DSHSC with a physician or nurse practitioner. If necessary, an in-person visit will be scheduled.
  • If you require urgent medical attention, call 911 and notify the dispatcher that you may have COVID-19 symptoms so first responders can use appropriate precautions.

You are notified that you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you live on campus:

  • An isolation/quarantine manager will contact you and work with you on logistics.
  • You will contact your parents/guardians.
  • Students whose home is within driving distance to Binghamton University are expected to return home to isolate.
    • You must wear a face mask and remain isolated on campus until your scheduled departure time.
  • If you must isolate on campus, you will work with an isolation/quarantine manager to move into an isolation room.
  • You will contact your professors to make any necessary academic arrangements during your isolation. 

If you live off campus:

  • An isolation/quarantine consultant will contact you and give you instructions on how to isolate yourself. They will also collect information on members of your household (those in your apartment, room or suite). You will also be contacted by the Broome County Health Department within a few days to undergo a more thorough case investigation to see if others should quarantine based on their exposure to you.
  • You must inform the University by contacting DSHSC at 607-777-2221.
  • You will contact your professors to make any necessary academic arrangements during your isolation. 

You are notified that you have been in contact with a student who has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from the quarantine requirement as long as they are asymptomatic. Current CDC guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals who have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and get tested 3–5 days after exposure. Students who develop symptoms should schedule a test at Decker Student Health Services Center. Students who do not develop symptoms can schedule a test for 3–5 days after exposure at the Surveillance Testing Site here: https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1188077.
  • If you have had a significant exposure, notification should come from the Broome County Health Department, or the local health department for non-Broome County residents, which is responsible for determining those individuals who may have been exposed and for contacting them.
    • You will be told to quarantine for 10 days if you are not vaccinated and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
    • If you are an on-campus student you will be quarantined in an appropriate facility on campus or at an adjacent hotel. You may not quarantine in your room.
    • If you are an off-campus student, you will quarantine at your residence.
  • You may choose to self-disclose medical information to anyone, but that does not mean that anyone else can then release that information to others or discuss it with anyone.

You know a student who is quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19

  • Remind others that we respect the privacy of students. If the student provides you with medical information, you must not share it with others.
  • For questions, contact Decker Student Health Services Center at 607-777-2221.