Fall 2022 Semester Update

The SUNY Student COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (the “Policy”) remains in effect and requires all students who will have a physical presence on campus to provide evidence of, at minimum, the initial course of COVID vaccinations. Pursuant to the Policy, students are considered fully vaccinated for the initial course of vaccination: (1) two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or (2) two weeks after receiving a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

The college will continue to review medical or religious exemption requests and may designate deadlines by which students should submit any requests for timely review before the semester begins. For the purposes of this policy, “students” are defined as any individual matriculated or otherwise enrolled full-time or part-time at the college, as well as visiting, auditing, exchange, continuing education, and international students taking in-person courses at Purchase College.

All students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date on their vaccinations as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including obtaining any booster authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC for their age group. While not required at this time, SUNY reserves the authority to impose a requirement for any booster at any time as a result of changes in local conditions or as a result of requirements imposed by Federal, State or local authorities.

Vaccinated Students:

  • Must adhere to college policies regarding masking and other mitigation measures imposed for the health and safety of the campus.
  • Must notify Health Services if they have COVID-19 symptoms or are a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Must isolate at home or on campus if they test positive as directed below.
  • Must adhere to post-exposure COVID-19 protocol (testing, masking, and monitoring for symptoms), if exposed to a positive case.
  • If boosters are not up to date, must quarantine at home or on campus if exposed to a positive case. How to Determine a Close Contact for COVID-19 | CDC

Unvaccinated (Exempt) Students:

  • Must have an approved medical or religious exemption.
  • Must quarantine at home or on campus if exposed to a positive case. How to Determine a Close Contact for COVID-19 | CDC
  • Must isolate at home or on campus if they test positive.
  • Must adhere to post-exposure COVID-19 protocol (testing, masking, and monitoring for symptoms), if exposed to a positive case.
  • Must adhere to college policies regarding masking and other mitigation measures imposed for the health and safety of the campus.
  • The college has the right to limit access to some areas of campus as well as some activities or events in order to ensure the health and safety of our community.
  • In the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus, the college reserves the right to mandate that unvaccinated students leave campus for a period of time to be determined in consultation with the Westchester County Department of Health.

Additional Information for Fully Vaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Vaccines

For Faculty and Staff

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