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Fordham Forward FAQs for Student Testing and Quarantine

Testing

Are students, faculty, and staff required to be tested for COVID-19? Will the University provide testing for COVID-19?
All students, faculty, and staff on campus were tested twice in the first month of the fall semester: once upon arrival and again after a two-week period. The University will conduct two more rounds of mandatory testing this semester. We expect to have similar requirements for the spring semester.

We will provide on-campus testing for students and employees with results within 24 hours, or as quickly as possible thereafter.

How do I schedule a test on campus?
Testing is available at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses. Students and employees may sign up for testing on either campus regardless of where they attend classes or work. Please use the link below to schedule an on-campus test:

RH Campus Testing Sign up
LC Campus Testing Sign up

You can track the number of COVID-19 positive cases on Fordham's COVID-19 Dashboard

Quarantine

What is the specific period of quarantine if I have tested positive? When does it start and end?
Quarantine is for 14 days beginning on the date the positive COVID was tested or beginning on the date the positive COVID exhibited symptoms.  

Should I remain on campus or return home to quarantine? 
Students may quarantine on campus or they can quarantine at home, should that be their or their family’s choice. 

What are the instructions on testing for COVID after quarantine? 
While follow-up testing for those quarantined is not mandatory, it is recommended.  It should reduce anxiety for both students and faculty. 

I am traveling from another state or country to return to Fordham in the spring. Will I have to quarantine upon my arrival?
Students who enter New York from designated states or countries are currently required by New York State to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. 

  • If such students plan to come on campus starting Feb. 1 to engage in in-person course components, they will need to begin their quarantine period off-campus two weeks in advance.
  • Alternatively, such students could choose to engage in their classes virtually for the first two weeks of the semester, quarantine off campus from February 1-14, and begin coming on campus during the week of Feb. 15. If a residential student chooses to quarantine off campus during the first two weeks of February, their room and board charges will be prorated to reflect a Feb. 15 move-in date. 

What documentation is accepted and how do we provide it?
Students from quarantine states were sent an email on July 31 with further instructions as well as a link through which documentation of quarantine can be supplied to the University.

Documentation that quarantine was completed in a hotel can be the receipt/invoice from that establishment, but students may also quarantine in non-quarantine areas with friends or relatives and/or in private homes. In cases in which quarantine is completed in a private home, the form will ask that you provide basic information (e.g. names and addresses) and the start/arrival date for the quarantine period.

Do parents need to test before assisting with any move-ins?
No, parents and family members assisting with any move-ins are not required to be tested before entering campus, but there will be prudent safety and social-distance measures in place for the duration of move-in.

Though my home address is in a quarantine state, I never left New York City/another non-mandatory quarantine state during the ongoing health emergency to return home. What documentation do I need to exempt from the quarantine?

Students from quarantine states will receive an email with further instructions as well as a link through which documentation of quarantine or continued residence in a non-quarantine state can be supplied to the University.

Can I quarantine at a private home in a distant state that does not appear on the mandatory quarantine list?
Students may only quarantine in a state that does not appear on the mandatory quarantine list, but may do so in a private home. Students from quarantine states were sent an email on July 31 with further instructions as well as a link through which documentation of quarantine can be supplied to the University. There, we will ask that you provide the name and address of the individual with whom you have completed quarantine and the start/end date for the quarantine period.

What hotels are close to campus and recommended?
Fordham maintains a list of close-by hotels, but it should be noted that quarantine can be completed in any location in any state that does not appear on New York State’s list.

Once I complete quarantine and am ready to move in, can my parents/family help me do so if I too come from a state on the mandatory quarantine list, or do I also have to quarantine?
In order to follow prudent safety guidelines, family members in this circumstance may unload cars outdoors and load items into the moving bins which we will have available in the lobby areas of buildings. However, we are asking individuals to remain in the lobby or outside only.