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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.

  • Active Student Cases as of June 4


  • Active Employee Cases as of June 4


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.

  • Surveillance Testing

    Summer 2021 information:

    Testing for all employees:

    • Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
    • Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
    • Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Red Room, Student Services Building

    All employees must be registered with SUNY Upstate Laboratory to participate in the pooled testing.

    If you have not participated in testing you must go to to register before coming to the testing site. You will need to enter your demographics and your health insurance information.

    Any updates to the testing requirements will be shared via campus broadcast.

    Thank you again for your cooperation in helping to provide and maintain a healthy and safe campus environment.

    As previously mentioned in an HR broadcast email sent out on 5/27/2021 (Updated COVID-19 Pool Testing Procedures), HR was working with CTS to create a way to upload vaccination cards into HRETS (Human Resources Employee Tracking System). HRETS has been updated and employees are now able to upload their vaccination cards. Within HRETS, the vaccination card can be uploaded to your Employee Data Sheet (EDS).

    To upload your vaccination card, first scan and upload your vaccination card to your computer. If you already provided your vaccine information, you do not need to upload it into HRETS. To access HRETS and the EDS, please follow these steps:

    To access HRETS, please visit the Faculty And Staff website:

    1. Click on the Personnel and Employment Tab
    2. Click the HRETS Link
    3. Enter your PC user name and password to access HRETS.

    Once you access HRETS:

    1. Click on the Employee Datasheet​ link listed under the Personnel ETS Options (bottom left). Your own Employee Datasheet will open.
    2. Review all of your personal data listed under each tab to ensure that it’s correct and up-to-date (especially Demographics, Degree and Emergency Information). Please make sure to save your edits.
    3. Click the COVID Vaccine Document Tab
    4. Click Choose File and upload your vaccination card
    5. Please enter a file description
    6. Click Save File

    Don’t forget that once you provide proof, you are no longer required to participate in weekly surveillance testing during the summer. You also have the option to bring your vaccination card to the test site or show the Excelsior pass. The Excelsior pass is free to download.

    Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to test weekly. All employees who are not fully vaccinated and report to campus at least once a week are required to participate in testing as they have been.

    The Daily COVID Screening is still required to be completed on workdays/obligation days.

    Thank you for adhering to our health and safety requirements.

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  • Update on Fall 2021 Planning

    June 2, 2021: Read the full update to students and parents.

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  • Update on Vaccines

    All New Yorkers age 12 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. Visit the Vaccine Clinics page to see upcoming vaccination events.

    Westchester Medical Center Health (WMCHealth) in Valhalla, the Westchester County Department of Health, and White Plains Hospital are partnering with Purchase College to provide vaccines clinics for the Purchase Community.

    Other appointments throughout New York State can be found by visiting the New York State COVID vaccine website, Westchester County Health Department website, and visit the Vaccine Finder website for more information about vaccine availability.

    An important note: all employees, even those who have been vaccinated already or are in the process, must continue to adhere to the public safety measures and all college policies in place, including mask usage, pool testing, daily screening, and social distancing.

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  • 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.

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