Covid-19 Testing, Food Assistance & New Quarantine Guidance

SUNY Purchase will be operational as a COVID PCR Testing Site beginning on January 7th. Testing will occur at The Performing Art Center at: 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577. Beginning Jan. 7, Hours of Operation will be: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Covid-19 testing can be scheduled here: https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=24841628&calendarID=6384391

Westchester County has prepared a hotline for individuals quarantining and in need of food assistance. Individuals in need of assistance can call (914) 995-5566 from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

New York State released new guidance regarding isolation and quarantine. This guidance can be found here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/01/nys_updated_isolation_quarantine_guidance_01042022.pdf

Of note in this guidance:

  • For isolation and quarantine of the general population:
    • Isolate for 5 days, where day 0 is the day of symptom onset or (if asymptomatic) the day of collection of the first positive [test].
      • If asymptomatic at the end of 5 days or if symptoms are resolving, isolation ends and the individual should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
      • Individuals who are moderately-severely immunocompromised should continue to follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
      • Individuals who are unable to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days after a 5-day isolation should also follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
  • If exposed to COVID-19, quarantine as follows, where day 0 is the last date of exposure:
    • If not fully vaccinated or fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster but not yet boosted, quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
    • If fully vaccinated and boosted (with the booster at least 2 weeks before the first date of exposure) or not yet eligible for a booster, no quarantine is required but these individuals should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
    • If possible, test at day 5 with either a PCR or antigen test.
    • If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing. In this situation, quarantine would end when the test is negative. If testing is not done, isolate according to the guidance above.

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