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Visitor Policy

This policy has been updated to align with the SUNY COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in addition to updated CDC guidance regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant. This policy will be in effect until further notice.

Summary

  • Purchase College facilities and buildings are open only for official college business and are not open to the general public.

  • Students who are studying remotely will be granted access to campus only if they have submitted proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption on file with Student Health Services.

  • Registered Visitors: Individuals who will have significant interaction with the campus community. Registered visitors must be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their visit. Rapid test will not be accepted. Examples of a registered visitor include: lecturers and performers.

  • Unregistered Visitors: Individuals who will not have significant interaction with the campus community i.e.: “will not be within six feet of Purchase College community members for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period.” Unregistered visitors will not be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative test. Examples of an unregistered guest include persons who utilize outdoor areas of the campus to jog, bicycle, delivery and repair personnel.

  • Town and Gown Event Attendees: Individuals attending performances, athletics, art shows, and other events that draw off-campus audiences will be required to be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the event for all persons over the age of 12. Rapid test will not be accepted. Campus COVID-19 rules must be adhered to by audiences.

Definitions

Visitors are defined as any individual who requires essential access to campus facilities and is not an employee (faculty or staff), a 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.

Remote Student Registration Process and Responsibilities

Remote students are required to submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption to come to campus. On the date of the planned visit, remote students must complete the college’s COVID-19 Health Screening Tool located on the student portal or by visiting the link. The health screening mirrors the daily face to face student and employee screening. The tool will instruct students who report experiencing symptoms to contact Student Health Services before coming to campus.

Remote Students must park in the W1 Parking Lot. Remote Students who visit campus will be required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the college and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. This includes self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms before coming on campus and completing the college’s health screening survey; complying with the college’s face-covering policy and social distancing requirements; and regular handwashing and sanitizing while on campus.

Students who have an approved exemption must participate in weekly pooled testing on campus. Please notify Health Services at hse@purchase.edu to submit your proof of vaccination or to be scheduled for pooled testing.

Visitor Registration Process and Responsibilities

Visitors shall be pre-registered by a Campus Host. The Campus Host will be responsible registering the visitor electronically.

The visitor request form can also be found on the faculty and staff landing page on the Purchase College website. Please note: the visitor’s email is necessary to complete this process. The visitor will receive a link to the college’s COVID-19 Health Screening Tool and campus rules. The visitors must complete the Health Screening Tool the morning of their appointment. Proof of vaccinations can be uploaded into the Health Screening Tool. The screening mirrors our daily student and employee screening. Visitors who report experiencing symptoms will be directed to contact their host to reschedule their appointment.

Visitors must park in the W1 Parking Lot and proceed to the CMFT Lobby for check-in. A campus greeter will be available at the lobby from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday to complete the check-in process.

Visitors permitted on campus will be required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the college and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. This includes self-monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms before coming on campus and completing the college’s health screening survey; complying with the college’s face-covering policy and social distancing requirements; and regular handwashing and sanitizing while on campus. Visitors will receive campus policies electronically following the completion of the health screening survey. Unregistered visitors are also required to follow health and safety protocols adopted by the college and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. In addition, unregistered visitors must adhere to all posted campus directives.

Related Visitor Procedures

Institutions and offices on campus such as Facilities Management, Neuberger Museum of Art, Chartwells, The Performing Arts Center, and Athletics may in some cases operate with slight variations to this procedure due to specific guidance from associations, insurance companies, and contractual obligations.

Residential guest policies are covered under the Purchase College Residential License Agreement.


Updated September 9, 2021