Summer & Fall 2021 Semester Information

SUNY Delhi Summer 2021 Guidelines for Campus Health Protocols

Effective Immediately

These guidelines were established based on the SUNY 2021 Summer and Fall Planning and Updated COVID Protocols (pdf).

Guidelines for Students (Residential and Those Working On Campus):  

Daily Health Screening: Residential students who sign and submit the COVID Symptom Statement to Health Services, agreeing to self-monitor for symptoms and to not leave their residence hall and contact Health Services if any symptoms are present, will no longer be required to complete the Daily Student Health Screening Tool. Residential students will be required to submit a monthly health assessment to Health Services. Information regarding the COVID symptom statement and monthly health assessment will be sent to students via email.

Masks & Social Distancing: Unvaccinated students are required to wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distance at all times (indoors and outdoors), except in their private residence. If a student provides medical documentation of being fully vaccinated to Health Services and it has been at least two weeks after their last vaccination dose, they will no longer be required to wear a mask or maintain social distance from others, except in on-campus buildings. Students must submit a photo of their COVID vaccination card to Health Services via the Student Patient Portal. Questions may be directed to healthservices@delhi.edu or 607-746-4690.

Weekly Surveillance Testing: Unvaccinated students are required to attend weekly surveillance testing. Fully vaccinated students who provide documentation to Health Services via the Student Patient Portal are not required to participate in weekly surveillance pool testing. Students will be required to participate in surveillance testing on a monthly basis, even if fully vaccinated, and will receive an email from Health Services regarding the day/time of the testing. Questions may be directed to healthservices@delhi.edu or 607-746-4690.

Guidelines for All State Employees:

Daily Health Screening: Employees who come to campus, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to complete a daily health screening through the use of the Employee Health Screening tool.

Masks & Social Distancing: Until further notice, all state employees must continue to wear masks and practice six feet of social distance while on campus, both indoors and outdoors, except in their personal office or while eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

Weekly Surveillance Testing: Unvaccinated employees who are on campus are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing. Fully vaccinated employees who provide proof of full vaccination to Human Resources will no longer need to participate in weekly surveillance pool testing. In order to verify employee vaccination status, a copy of the vaccination card must be provided to Human Resources. Health information is protected and should not be sent via email.  Therefore, a copy of the vaccination card may be handed in on Monday at the weekly surveillance testing site or be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office in Bush Hall. Fully vaccinated employees working on campus will be required to participate in surveillance testing on a monthly basis. Human Resources will communicate the details of the monthly testing via Delhi Today and/or via email.

Guidelines for Non-state Employees (e.g., CADI employees)  

Daily Health Screening: Employees, regardless of their vaccination status, will continue to complete the CADI Daily Employee Health Screening Tool.

Masks & Social Distancing: Unvaccinated non-state employees are required to wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distance at all times (indoors and outdoors), except when in their private office. If a non-state employee provides medical documentation of being fully vaccinated to Christina Viafore and it has been at least two weeks after their last vaccination dose, they will no longer be required to wear a mask or maintain social distance from others, except in on-campus buildings. Questions may be directed to viaforcs@delhi.edu or 607-746-4753.

Weekly Surveillance Testing: Unvaccinated non-state employees are required to attend weekly surveillance testing. Fully vaccinated non-state employees will no longer need to participate in weekly surveillance pool testing once they provide proof of full vaccination to Christina Viafore in CADI. Non-state employees will be required to participate in surveillance testing on a monthly basis, even if fully vaccinated, and will receive an email from Christina Viafore regarding the day/time of the testing.

Campus Visitors:

Any campus visitors (e.g., admissions tours, pre-approved vendors, contractors, delivery personnel, etc.) to the SUNY Delhi campus must first report to University Police, wear a mask, complete a visitor health and safety checklist, and maintain six feet of social distance from others while on campus.

Residence Hall Guests/Visitors:

All guests and visitors to the campus residence halls must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full COVID vaccination to the Office of Residence Life before arrival. The visitor's campus host will be provided with a guest pass that must be presented upon request. Guest passes can be obtained Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Office of Residence Life, Catskill Hall, Room 111. Please contact Residence Life for more details, or with questions, at reslife@delhi.edu or 607-746-4630.

Overall Summer Guidelines:

The campus will continue to report testing results daily through the SUNY Health Portal during the summer.

Any incidents of non-compliance with the above protocols will continue to be handled through the Campus Code of Conduct for students, Human Resources for State employees, and CADI for non-State employees.

Health & Religious Waivers:

Information regarding religious and health waivers has not been determined by the State or SUNY. Once the waiver guidelines have been finalized and shared, we will update this web page with that information and share them with the campus community.

Fall 2021 Semester Guidelines:

SUNY guidance for fall is forthcoming and will be available on the Summer & Fall 2021 Semester Information web page when finalized.

Disclaimer: The summer guidelines and campus health protocols are subject to change.


Fall 2021

In preparing for the Fall 2021 semester, SUNY Delhi’s priority is to offer exceptional academic programs while ensuring the health and wellness of our campus community amid the ongoing pandemic. As we learned from the past year, all plans are tentative and may change given the guidelines, recommendations, and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, SUNY, and the Governor’s office. It is therefore critical to allow for flexibility and adaptability as we move forward.

SUNY Delhi’s overall plan for the Fall 2021 semester currently includes the following:

  • Begin full-semester classes on Monday, August 30. 
  • Teach in-person classes and labs for programs originally designed to be taught face-to-face. 
  • Offer online classes for programs originally designed to be taught online. 
  • Follow the Academic Calendar which includes a fall and Thanksgiving break. 
  • Offer our Welcome Weekend for new students on August 26-29. 
  • Continue offering on-campus housing to all full-time students. 
  • Expand on-campus dining venues to offer a variety of food options. 
  • Offer in-person student life programming and activities, as well as sports competitions and access to the fitness center and pool. 
  • Begin to host off-campus visitors for events and activities, following campus protocols.

In order for the Fall 2021 semester to be successful, the plan includes the following COVID-19 health and safety protocols: 

  • Fully-vaccinated individuals who fall within the CDC guidelines will not be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
  • On May 10, the Governor of New York announced that all SUNY and CUNY schools will require vaccinations for all in-person students beginning Fall 2021. This requirement is subject to the FDA providing a full approval for the vaccine, beyond the current emergency use authorization. Certain medical and religious exemptions will be permitted. More information will be forthcoming.
  • Students will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving on campus in the fall and/or provide proof of vaccination within the past three months in lieu of a negative test. Details for this requirement are still being determined. 
  • Everyone is required to participate in surveillance pool testing upon arrival to campus. 
  • Masks will be required to be worn at all times while inside buildings, except in a private residence or office, or while eating.
  • Surveillance testing for any individual coming to campus will continue, although the specific details on frequency and exemptions have yet to be determined. 
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols and other safety measures will continue to comply with CDC, Department of Health, NYS, and SUNY requirements. 
  • Information on social distancing is pending and classroom space and other arrangements will be made based on the most up-to-date recommendations by the CDC, SUNY and our local health department.

More information for students, families, faculty, staff, and the community can be found in SUNY’s guidance for Fall 2021.

Updated: 5/11/21