Reminder of Campus Health and Safety Protocols and Requirements to Combat COVID-19

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Dear Students,

Welcome back for the Spring 2022 semester! As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community, please find below important reminders regarding our current protocols and requirements to help fight against COVID-19.

Mask Requirements

To help combat the spread of COVID-19 and the highly contagious Omicron variant, face coverings must continue to be worn in ALL indoor spaces at the Morrisville, Norwich and Syracuse EOC campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings should be worn correctly to fully cover the nose and mouth. Diligent mask wearing is a critical strategy for reducing virus transmission and this requirement will be strictly enforced throughout campus.

The college has secured a supply of N-95 masks to be distributed to the campus community. Students can find those available at their residence hall or at Helyar Hall on the Morrisville campus, and at the Norwich Campus Welcome Desk.

COVID-19 Booster Requirement for All In-Person Students 

Per New York State Gov. Hochul’s executive order, 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. 

All in-person students currently eligible for a vaccine booster who have not yet received one should do so as soon as possible. All in-person students not yet eligible should also make plans to receive a booster as soon as they are eligible during any point of the semester to fulfill the requirement. Vaccine booster documentation should be uploaded to Blackboard

Below are local options providing COVID-19 vaccine boosters:  

Students may apply for a medical or religious waiver for a booster exemption. Students who currently have an approved medical or religious waiver do not need to reapply.

Additional helpful information regarding the college’s health and safety guidelines, the vaccine policy and weekly testing can be found on our COVID-19 Response Plan and Updates webpage.

Thank you for helping to continue to keep our campus and community safe.

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