Revised COVID-19 Policies for Fall 2022
Message for all students for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023:
The purpose of this plan is to help ensure the health and well-being of the SUNY Delhi campus community while offering students the best college experience possible during the COVID-19 outbreak.
SUNY retains the authority to pause campus activities in case of increased community transmission. SUNY Delhi will continue to monitor COVID-19 on campus and rely on recommendations from SUNY, the local department of health, and the CDC regarding increased health protocols and modifications to in-person learning. As such, this plan is subject to change.
SUNY Delhi Employees
At this time, SUNY Delhi is not requiring COVID-19 testing for any employee who will be working on campus. This policy is subject to change at any time, depending on the COVID-19 situation on campus, and any new policies coming from SUNY this fall.
In accordance with SUNY mandates, all residential students and students coming to campus for any reason (including to work, eat, study, use any campus facility, attend meetings, etc.) must submit documentation of either being fully vaccinated or approved for a medical or religious exemption to the Patient Portal by August 1, 2022.
For the purposes of this plan, an individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks
after receiving two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after a single
dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Students may apply and qualify for an exemption from these requirements in limited circumstances and with requisite documentation. These exemptions include:
- A medical exemption (pdf) for students with documented medical reasons.
- A religious exemption (pdf) for students with sincere and genuine religious beliefs against vaccination.
- A fully online exemption for students whose classes take place 100% online.
Please note: Returning/continuing students who have already been approved for a religious or medical exemption for 2021-2022 do not need to reapply. Returning/continuing students who had a previous fully online exemption do need to reapply each semester as their schedule and campus reporting requirements may have changed.
Face masks are required for anyone on days five to ten of isolation. Masks are also required at the request of any faculty/staff in a classroom or office and in the Health and Counseling Center. We highly recommend that anyone who is not feeling well or has upper respiratory symptoms wear a mask.
All students must complete an at-home COVID-19 test before arriving on campus. The test must be taken within a 72-hour window before arrival on campus. The test must be negative and be uploaded to the student’s SUNY Delhi patient portal before arrival on campus. Residential students also have to show proof of a negative test to their RA before receiving the keys to their room.
If a student’s pre-arrival COVID-19 test is positive, the student is required to isolate at home for five days before arriving on campus. Once on campus, they are required to wear a mask around others for another five days. A positive test result must also be uploaded to the SUNY Delhi patient portal and emailed to Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Health Services staff will be in touch with the student.
Any student who tries to access campus facilities for any reason without meeting the vaccination requirements will be subject to sanctions per the Student Code of Conduct.
Regardless of vaccination status, students who believe they have symptoms of COVID-19 must go to Health Services to be tested or conduct an at-home COVID-19 test before attending classes. Diagnostic testing for symptomatic students will be available at Health Services in Foreman Hall during regular business hours.
Any student experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, must
contact Health Services to be tested or should take an at home test as soon as possible.
Our quarantine/isolation policy is as follows:
- On-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate at home or in the designated isolation hall. Exempt students are required to isolate at home.
- Off-campus students who test positive for COVID-19 must submit proof of a positive test and isolate at their place of residence until released by Health Services.
- Any student who has been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual are encouraged to wear a mask and test on day 5 after exposure.