At times, quarantine or isolation may be required for employees by a physician or public health official based on illness, positive testing, or close contact with infected individuals.

Colgate University is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State in managing concerns about exposure. People who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case should call the N.Y. State Department of Health toll-free hotline at 888-364-3065.

Employees Required to Quarantine

If quarantine is recommended by a physician or public health official, the employee should complete this form. If an employee in quarantine is well enough to work, and the nature of the work allows for remote work, the employee may work from home with supervisor approval. If the work does not allow for remote work and you are an hourly employee, the University will provide up to two weeks (10 working days) of sick time to use during the quarantine period.

Employee isolation/quarantine form

Caring for Sick Family

Should an employee need to stay home to care for a family member, the employee may use up to 10 days of sick time. When absences exceed one week, employees should contact Human Resources to discuss paid family leave and family medical leave eligibility. If the nature of the employee’s work allows for remote work, this option should be explored first with the employee’s supervisor and then with Human Resources.

If your minor child is ordered to isolate or quarantine, complete the form below. Contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

Dependent child isolation/quarantine form

Travel to Locations Under Travel Advisory

New York State is currently requiring anyone traveling to or returning to New York from a number of states to quarantine for two weeks. Employees who are subject to this quarantine requirement should complete the form below. Note that the University's COVID-related travel policy covers information related to personal travel by employees, and how it relates to employment status. Before traveling, employees should review this travel policy.

Travel quarantine form

New York State travel quarantine requirements