COVID-19 Impact at Fisher
fisher reports the number of confirmed cases that impact our on-campus population.
new york state has developed a website that includes individual report cards for colleges and universities reporting a variety of different metrics daily. for those details, visit our report card on the ny forward website.
大发体育登录fisher will also report the number of confirmed cases that impact our on-campus population in discrete 14-day periods as defined by new york state. we will also maintain a list of the number of confirmed cases reported in past discrete 14-day periods. please note, the chart below does not reflect the number of current active cases.
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Confirmed cases: Determined by our on-campus contact tracing team in collaboration with the Monroe County Health Department. This number is updated as new cases are confirmed. This number is updated once a day if new cases are confirmed.
The last date a confirmed case of our on-campus population was reported was on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
大发体育登录beginning monday, oct. 26, the college transitioned to remote instruction for the remainder of the fall semester. as the state requires, we will continue to report confirmed cases among our on-campus population, which is defined as “all students, faculty, and staff who are on the campus location, including those students living on campus and those attending labs on campus, as well as all staff and faculty working on campus.” therefore, those employees working remotely and those students learning remotely for the remainder of the semester will not be included in our case count.
in addition, we have transitioned to remote instruction and residence halls are not occupied. all operational levels have paused for the remainder of the fall semester.
Complete the Daily Pass using any device within the two hours prior to your arrival on campus (if you will be on campus at 8 a.m., you should complete it between 6-8 a.m.). You will receive either a “GO” directive allowing you on campus or a “STOP” directive telling you what to do next, based on your answers to a series of screening questions.
Contact Tracing at Fisher
大发体育登录the contact tracing process of resident students will be led by the office of safety and security in consultation with the monroe county health department. all of our officers have received contact tracing training via . contact tracing of employees and commuter students will be led by the monroe county health department.
The Contact Tracing Process
the contact tracer has a conversation with the patient and makes sure they understand the contact tracing process. during this conversation, the case will be asked questions about their infectious period, asked to identify contacts, and briefed on what will happen going forward, including quarantine. patient must disclose fully who they have been in contact with to help the process for our community.
Contact tracers look at parameters including social distancing, symptoms, and close contacts who have had a sustained contact and notify individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure. A contact is someone who was within 6' or less of person for 10 minutes or more. The patient's identity will not be disclosed through this process.大发体育登录 To the extent possible, the interview is done over the phone or through virtual text message/email.
contacts will be provided with information and support to help them understand their level of risk, and directions on what they should do next. if they start to feel symptoms, the contact tracer will direct them to be tested. students who test positive will be directed to quarantine off-campus. the college will assist with arrangements.
Quarantine and Isolation
there are several reasons an individual may be asked to quarantine or isolate.
the college will coordinate with monroe county department of health concerning the issue of mandatory quarantine or isolation health orders for students, faculty, and staff who meet the quarantine or isolation criteria regarding positive covid tests and/or exposure to positive covid patients.
大发体育登录students, faculty, and staff who travel to any are required to self-quarantine in new york state for 14 days before returning to st. john fisher college.
the college may request a student quarantine or isolate depending on the results of their saliva screening, what symptoms they may report, or if they have been exposed to someone who is positive for covid-19. additionally, the college may direct students whose behavior puts themselves or the community at risk for exposure to covid-19 to complete a 14 day self-quarantine.
See Quarantine and Isolation page大发体育登录 for more information.Quarantine and Isolation