COVID-19 Updates and Plans
Your resource for all plans, news, and updates regarding the changes to our campus community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Community Level: Orange
We are currently in an area of high transmission. Masks are required indoors.
Recommended Actions Based on Current Level
Immunocompromised individuals and those at high risk for severe illness should take additional precautions such as wearing a high quality mask, avoiding non-essential indoor gatherings, having a plan for rapid testing, and discussing other needs with their health care provider.
If you have a household member or social contact with someone at high risk, please consider self-testing before contact and wearing a mask when indoors with them.
Active Student Cases as of August 11
Active Employee Cases as of August 11
*These numbers represent campus community members both off and on campus. The college reports all known employees cases whether the individual is currently on obligation or reporting to campus. Active cases isolate in their homes.
Latest News and Updates
Moving forward, please refer to this page for the latest COVID-related news and updates regarding academics, campus services, and residence life.
Update to Quarantine and Isolation Policy
As you may have seen, the CDC has recently updated their policy in terms of the appropriate length of isolation and quarantine, changing the 10-day period to 5 days. On January 14, the New York State Department of Health adopted it as well upon reviewing the evidence the CDC used to inform this recommendation.
At this point, as cases have significantly dropped, we are updating our policy, effective immediately.
Isolation is for people who have had a positive COVID-19 test or are experiencing symptoms and are waiting for test results.
Isolation is the same for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
As per the Isolation policy:
Those with symptoms waiting for test results must:
- Isolate until test result is received.
Those with no symptoms but a positive test must:
- Isolate for 5 days, counting day 0 as the day the test was collected. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask ondays 6-10.
- If symptoms develop after testing positive, start 5-day count again, day 0 is the day symptoms started.
Those with symptoms and a positive test must:
- Isolate a minimum of 5 days, day 0 is the day symptoms start. Isolation ends after day 5.
- Isolate until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and until other symptoms have improved.
- Isolate for 10 days if unable to wear a well-fitting surgical, N95, or KN95 mask on days 6-10.
- Immunocompromised individuals should speak to their physician for additional recommendations.
As per the quarantine policy for those with known exposure to COVID-19:
- Regardless of vaccination status, individuals should get tested at least five days after exposure if possible.
- Anyone ages 12 and older who has received all COVID-19 vaccine doses including boosters if eligible and those who have had COVID within 90 days do not have to quarantine after being designated a close contact of a positive case.
- Anyone who is not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 5 days.
- Anyone who is fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster but hasn’t received it yet, must quarantine for 5 days.
- If symptoms develop, test as soon as possible. If positive, isolate for 5 days from symptom onset or (if no symptoms) from the date that the test was collected.
- Those who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days do not need to test unless symptoms develop.
For further guidance and to report a positive case or contact:
- Students who test positive should be in touch with Health Services for guidance in terms of their symptoms and the appropriate quarantine or isolation time.
- Employees should report any positive cases to Human Resources as soon as possible and be in touch with their personal physicians should they have questions about their symptoms.
Thank you for your cooperation. We believe this policy, which is being adopted widely, will help asymptomatic and recovered students to stay on track while keeping the community safe.Keep reading announcement»
SUNY COVID-19 Dashboard
View the centralized dashboard that will provide real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities to more efficiently monitor, respond to, and contain the virus.Keep reading announcement»
Covid-19 Visitor Policy Fall Semester
Visitors are defined as any individual who requires access to campus facilities and is not an employee (faculty or staff), currently enrolled student, or a campus resident. Employees of certain vendors, contractors, volunteers, tenants, and other groups are considered visitors.
The Campus Host is a college office/department, employee, or registered student organization requiring or inviting a visitor to come on campus.
All visitors are required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the college and as required by federal, state, and local regulations. This includes self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus. If a scheduled visitor tests positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing related symptoms they must reschedule their visit no less than ten days after their original appointment. In addition, visitors must comply with the College’s face-covering requirements.
Related Visitor Policies:
Institutions and offices on campus such as Facilities Management, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Chartwells, The Performing Arts Center, the office of Admissions, and the Athletics department may, in some cases, operate with slight variations to this procedure due to specific guidance from associations, insurance companies, and contractual obligations.
Policies governing residential visitors are covered in the Residential Guest Policy
Updated August 10, 2022Keep reading announcement»