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COVID Care for Pratt Faculty and Staff

Sorry you’re not feeling well and have tested positive for COVID-19.  We want to make sure you understand your responsibilities and the resources available to you as a Pratt faculty and staff member.

Please begin by completing the COVID Reporting Form. Upon completion you will receive email confirmation of your isolation period and instructions on how to prepare for your return to campus. This is important that an HR staff member receive the form as it may also affect your sick or personal day accruals.

In addition to informing Human Resources, 

  • Staff members are required to notify their supervisor if they test positive for COVID-19. 
  • Faculty members should notify their department chair.

For more information on Pratt’s COVID policy visit the COVID Care section of the website.


  • Faculty and staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for five days after their symptoms first appear (the day symptoms start is day zero).

Return to Work

Faculty and staff members may return to on-campus work on day six if symptoms have improved and they are fever-free without taking medication to suppress the fever. Faculty and staff members should wear a well-fitting, high quality mask when on campus for 10 full days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

Faculty or staff members who are able to perform their work from home and are asymptomatic or feeling well enough should do so in consultation with their supervisor or Chair.

Faculty or staff members who are not able to work from home will be paid for their time out while in isolation following the NYS guidelines. Pratt provides COVID-19 paid leaves courtesy of NYS. Contact the benefits department if you require further assistance with your sick leave.