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Campus COVID Reopening Plans

SUNY COVID-19 Guidance for Spring 2022

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 virus continues to evolve, and we too must evolve and adapt our response. These updated protocols provide guidelines for all SUNY campuses for the spring 2022 semester. 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 Spring 2022 Semester

The Spring 2022 guidance includes:

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All SUNY students must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot for those who are eligible, before returning to campus for the spring 2022 semester. This applies to all students who will have a regular on-campus presence in the spring semester, including those who participate in intercollegiate athletics, club sports, or intramurals regardless of whether they live on campus.

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All SUNY students, regardless of vaccination status, must be tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the spring 2022 semester.

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SUNY campuses may consider lifting the indoor mask mandate 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 will continue mandatory weekly testing for anyone on campus who has an approved exemption from vaccination or for any employee who has not provided proof of vaccination.

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Campuses will also develop a surveillance testing plan for everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

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Campuses must continue to report all testing results daily through the SUNY Health Portal.


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 must receive one for the Spring ’22 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.