Health & Safety Guidelines

Please find below SUNY Morrisville's current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and policies, following recent guidance issued from the New York State Department of Health and the NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.

SUNY Morrisville COVID-19 Booster Student Policy (Effective Spring 2022 Semester)

Per New York State Gov. Hochul’s executive order, effective January 15, 2022, all State University of New York (SUNY) in-person students must receive a COVID-19 booster once eligible. Individuals are eligible for a booster: (1) five months after receiving the second dose in a two-dose (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine series or (2) two months after receiving the single-dose (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.

Please review the SUNY Morrisville COVID-19 Student Vaccine Policy for full details.

SUNY Morrisville COVID-19 Vaccine Student Policy (Effective Fall 2021 Semester)

As of August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This means the SUNY requirement that all in-person students be vaccinated is now in effect. By Wednesday, Sept. 1, all students must receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or have completed and submitted a waiver application. Any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) satisfies the vaccination policy.

Testing Requirements and Instructions for Ill Students

All students, regardless of vaccination status, should seek medical care if they are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you are experiencing any such symptoms, it is critical that you self-isolate and contact the Student Health Center at 315.684.6078 or local Urgent Care and Emergency Room for evaluation (contact information can be found on our Healthcare Resources webpage).

SUNY Morrisville Mask Policy

As we begin the next academic year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new guidance in light of the rising COVID-19 rates due to the highly contagious Delta variant. We want to proactively take every measure we can to ensure a safe return to campus and protect our surrounding communities.

Effective immediately and until further notice, face coverings will be required to be worn in all indoor spaces for the entire Morrisville campus, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement is also in place for the Norwich and Syracuse EOC campuses. Outdoor spaces and activities will not require a face covering.

Face coverings should be worn correctly to fully cover the nose and mouth.

This important step continues to allow us to offer the full SUNY Morrisville experience, including activities, classroom and lab experiences, in a safe and effective manner.

Testing Requirements

Please find updates to our weekly testing procedures and daily health screenings on our Testing Requirements webpage.

Additional Testing Availability

Off-campus PCR tests are available for free at Kinney Drugs in nearby Hamilton, N.Y. Learn more and register for an appointment.

Visitor Policy

Please find updates to the college's visitor policy on our Visitor Policy webpage.

Cleaning / Hygiene:

Heightened cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be in place to the extent that can be accommodated with staffing levels. Hand sanitizer and refill stations will be located at all major building entry points.

What else should I do to protect myself and others?

  • Practice frequent hand washing. Sanitizing stations also will be strategically located across campus, including residence halls.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze in your sleeve/elbow.
  • Stay home when sick.