COVID-19 at SUNY Adirondack

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    All students taking at least one in-person class and/or participating in on-campus activities/housing must submit proof of vaccination, per SUNY policy. Those who qualify to receive the vaccination booster are recommended to be boosted in accordance with the governor's mandate of January 2022. To learn how to receive a vaccination or booster, visit vaccines.gov.

    Those who are not attending in-person classes or using on-campus resources must provide attestation that they will not visit campus. 

    Those attending on-campus programs and/or classes who cannot be vaccinated because of religious or medical reasons must receive a waiver from the mandate. To apply for a medical or religious exemption for COVID vaccination, please submit forms for waiver for medical reasons or waiver for religious reasons.

     

    For the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, we ask that you:

    • Do not come to campus if you have any COVID-like symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined.
    • Note that the vaccination mandate put into effect for all SUNY campuses continues. 
    • Receive the vaccination booster if you are eligible.

    FAQs

    We continue to follow the current SUNY Vaccine Policy, which mandates all students who take at least one on-campus class be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must have at least one injection of the two-shot series by the start of classes and will apply for a temporary medical exemption until in full compliance. Students will have 30 days to comply and, in accordance with the current SUNY policy, will be removed from any in person classes if not in full compliance. 

    All students taking at least one in-person class and/or participating in on-campus activities/housing must submit proof of vaccination. Those who qualify to receive the vaccination booster are recommended to be boosted in accordance with the governor's mandate of January 2022. To learn how to receive a vaccination or booster, visit vaccines.gov.

    Those attending on-campus programs and/or classes who cannot be vaccinated because of religious or medical reasons must receive a waiver from the mandate. To apply for a medical or religious exemption for COVID vaccination, please use these forms: waiver for medical reasons or  waiver for religious reasons.

    Five months after being fully vaccinated with two Pfizer or Moderna doses or two months after receiving a Johnson & Johnson dose, most people are eligible to receive a vaccination booster, which is recommended for all in-person SUNY students. Learn more about eligibility and register for a booster.

    To learn how to receive a booster, visit vaccines.gov.

    COVID vaccines and boosters are available at many pharmacies and retail stores. Find where to get a vaccine near you.

    Five months after being fully vaccinated with two Pfizer or Moderna doses or two months after receiving a Johnson & Johnson dose, most people are eligible to receive a vaccination booster, which is recommended for all in-person SUNY students. Learn more and register for a booster.

     

    Once you're vaccinated, please submit proof to immunizations@sunyacc.edu. Once you receive a booster, please submit proof to immunizations@sunyacc.edu.

     

    • Shared resources are regularly sanitized.
    • Hand-sanitizing stations are offered throughout campus.
    • All in-person SUNY students are mandated to be vaccinated (or have been granted a medical or religous waiver) and, upon eligibility, are recommended to receive a booster. Learn more about the SUNY policy.

    The CDC offers the following helpful advice on exposure, quarantine and isolation:

    If you have any pre-existing health conditions, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have any questions, SUNY Adirondack strongly encourages you to contact your primary care provider. These charts are for reference to answer general questions and should not replace advice from a licensed medical professional.

     

    Testing FAQs

    • All residents, and all students approved for a medical/religious exemption taking in-person classes are required to submit rapid test results prior to the start of classes or move-in, and again before returning from Thanksgiving break. 
    • All students who feel ill may obtain a rapid test through the college’s nurse, whose office is in the Residence Hall in Queensbury and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
    • Students studying in Saratoga may also pick up rapid test kits at the reception desk in Saratoga.

    If you test positive for COVID-19, please notify SUNY Adirondack that you are COVID positive by contacting covidnotify@sunyacc.edu.

     

     

    If any member of the SUNY Adirondack community has concerns about COVID reporting or protocols, they should contact covidnotify@sunyacc.edu.

    Back on campus

    Visiting campus

    If you are attending an Accepted Student Day or other sponsored enrollment event, please:

    • Follow the guidelines provided to you upon registration for the event

    • Do not bring parents, grandparents, siblings or friends; you should attend alone to help SUNY Adirondack follow pandemic-related protocols

    • Wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated or if you are between days 6 and 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.

    All visitors to campus should check in at Welcome Desk in Warren Hall. Facial coverings are mandatory for those who are not fully vaccinated or who are in days 6 to 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.

    The college bookstore hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

    The bookstore offers remote ordering options here.

    Hours for SUNY Adirondack's Library and IT computer lab are listed on the library's home page. All visitors are required to sign in.

    If you are attending a scheduled on-campus class or event, please:

    • Follow the guidelines provided by the host of your scheduled class or event.

    • Wear a facial covering while on campus if you are not fully vaccinated, or if you are in days 6 to 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.

    The SUNY Adirondack Saratoga location is open for walk-in traffic during the following hours:

    • 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
    • Use of the library, computer lab or wireless access is available only to registered SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff.
    • If visiting SUNY Adirondack Saratoga, please wear a facial covering if you are not fully vaccinated or are within days 6 to 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.