Isolation for Employees No Longer Required

As of March 2024, the CDC and NJDOH have relaxed the guidance for a minimum of 5-days of isolation after a positive COVID test. Instead, those with respiratory symptoms should adhere to common sense guidelines for all respiratory viruses, including staying up-to-date with vaccination, avoiding others when sick with fever and/or significant respiratory symptoms, and practicing good hygiene (frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes).

Given this updated public health guidance, students, faculty, and staff are no longer asked to isolate for at least 5 days after testing positive for COVID. Instead, they should follow the CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance and stay away from others until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours. 

If You Are Sick

  • As you would with any illness, please inform your supervisor or department chair of your work absence and if you have any work-related questions.
  • For assistance with all medical issues, please call your primary care provider, local urgent care center or call 911 if it is a medical emergency. Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). In non-emergent situations, you may also consult Teladoc (24/7). Learn more by calling 1-855-835-2362 or visiting


For information about taking time off due to COVID-19, visit Human Resources' COVID-19 Days webpage.