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Campus COVID Reopening Plans

SUNY COVID-19 Guidance for Spring 2023

The SUNY community has done an extraordinary job of keeping our campuses safe over the course of the pandemic. Now more than ever, we must maintain our diligence in order to protect and advance our robust academic and residential experiences for our students.

The Fall 2022 protocols remain in effect for all SUNY campuses. Campuses may impose additional COVID-related protocols beyond those listed here.

Campuses must continue to comply with any additional requirements imposed by the New York State, SUNY, and local health departments. These protocols are subject to change as conditions develop.

SUNY COVID-19 Guidance for the Fall 2022 Semester

The Summer and Fall 2022 guidance includes:

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All SUNY students must be fully vaccinated (primary series) before returning to campus for the Spring 2023 semester AND boosters are strongly encouraged for those eligible. This applies to all students who will have a regular on-campus presence in the summer and fall semesters, including those who participate in intercollegiate athletics, club sports, or intramurals regardless of whether they live on campus.

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While not required, campuses are encouraged to develop a plan to test all students upon return who will have a regular physical presence on campus.

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SUNY campuses may determine their own indoor mask mandates by consulting with their local health department and assessing the COVID conditions on their campus and in the surrounding community.

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Campuses may require daily health screenings or other protocols at their discretion.


Fully Vaccinated? Now It’s Time to Get Boosted.

Any SUNY student with a regular on-campus presence (i.e., not fully remote for the semester) who is eligible for a booster shot is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to receive one for the Spring 2023 semester. The boosters help provide critical protection against COVID-19 and its variants.

Learn More About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice. Learn more about the vaccines from reliable health authorities like the CDC and FDA, linked below. And always consult with your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.