Spring 2022 Information

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Vaccinations/Boosters

Students

i. All students must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Medical and religious exemptions remain in place. Those who are not fully vaccinated must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.

ii. All students who are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster must receive one prior to January 31, 2022.

All other students must receive a COVID-19 booster upon becoming eligible. Students who are eligible for their booster are strongly encouraged to receive it before coming to campus if at all possible. 

iii. On-Campus Booster Clinic: January 25 - 26, 2022

    • Wegmans Food Markets will be offering on-campus booster clinics January 25 & 26.
    • You must register prior to January 17 to ensure enough doses are available. Registration information will be available soon. 

Faculty & Staff

I. All faculty are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Pending negotiations with unions, as per announcement from Governor Kathy Hochul. 

II. SUNY Brockport is also now requiring all Management/Confidential employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  

We strongly encourage all other staff to become vaccinated, as well. Those who are not vaccinated are required to participate in weekly testing. Please contact hrcovid@brockport.edu with any questions. 

III. Faculty & Staff that have received the COVID-19 booster:

are encouraged to share documentation with Human Resources by emailing hrcovid@brockport.edu.

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Testing Requirements 

Pre-Arrival Testing

All students – regardless of vaccination status – are asked to submit a negative pre-arrival test to the MyHazen portal. This test should be taken as close to your return to campus as possible. Please include your name, date, time of test, a photo ID and your 800#. At-home tests are acceptable. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days should not test and must upload documentation of their positive test to the MyHazen portal.

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Arrival Testing 

REQUIRED FOR:
  • Residential Students
  • Students who reside in the Village of Brockport
  • Student-Athletes
  • International Students

Any student listed in the above groups is required to test upon their arrival to campus. All others are exempt. 

Weekly Surveillance Testing

Mandatory weekly testing is required for any person who has a physical presence on campus and who has not been fully vaccinated or who has not shown proof of vaccination. We will also conduct random surveillance testing of 10% of our vaccinated population every other week. Those who have received the COVID-19 booster are exempt from this requirement.

We will continue to offer free rapid antigen testing to members of our campus community who are exhibiting COVID symptoms. Students who are experiencing symptoms should report to Brockway during testing hours. Employees who are experiencing symptoms should first contact Human Resources at hrcovid@brockport.edu for further instructions.

Any incidents of non-compliance will be handled through the Campus Code of Conduct for students and Human Resources for employees.


Quarantine & Isolation

The CDC has recently issued new recommendations regarding quarantine and isolation for those infected with COVID-19. Please follow the associated guidelines which apply to those living on the SUNY Brockport campus, and within Monroe County. 


Face Coverings

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face covering indoors unless seated at a work station and able to social distance. We strongly encourage individuals to double mask (2 surgical masks or 1 surgical/1cloth mask), as recommended by the Monroe County Department of Health, to provide the highest degree of protection.  


Cleaning and Disinfection

High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected at least once per day. High traffic areas will be cleaned and disinfected more frequently. Individuals are encouraged to disinfect shared workstations between users. Disposable wipe stations will be provided in all instructional spaces. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the campus in high use areas.  

Request for PPE, Disinfectant and Sanitizer Refill


Residential Life

All students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to access on-campus student housing unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption. Residential students are once again permitted to have guests in their residence halls and student townhomes. All guests must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Residential Life Policies

Residential Life FAQs


Events 

We expect a full and vibrant semester, which includes SUNY Brockport traditions and events. In situations where vaccination status of all individuals is unknown, some socially distanced seating will be made available.

As a precautionary measure, large-scale student events (those with 75 people or more in attendance) will be held virtually until February 1, 2022 in order to ensure a safe start to the spring semester. Smaller student events and activities will be permitted, but student groups and organizations should work with Student Union & Activities and/or Campus Recreation for planning and support purposes.

All events must be registered in the Weekly Events Management system. Department meetings and trainings are not considered events. 

Indoor events consisting of more than 5,000 people must receive VP approval and follow appropriate New York Forward guidelines. For these large-scale events, hosts will be required to submit a safety plan outlining all the safety measures in place to ensure the State’s guidelines are being met.   

Catering & Dining

Following the recommendation of the Monroe County Department of Public Health, individuals are permitted to remove their masks while dining with others. They should immediately put their mask back on upon conclusion of their meal. Some social distanced seating will be offered in dining, event, and common spaces, when practicable. 

Catering will be permitted at events. Additional restrictions may be imposed at certain events or venues based on the nature of the event and local or campus conditions at the time of the event.


What to Do If Experiencing COVID Symptoms

If a student/employee(s) are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed below (that are unusual to them or have not been previously diagnosed), or they are unvaccinated and have been exposed to a positive case of COVID, please STAY HOME. Do not come to campus.

Employees: Contact HR immediately at (585) 395-2126 between core business hours of 8 am – 4 pm, Monday - Friday. If outside of business hours, employees should stay home/go home until they can contact HR for further instructions.  

Students: Contact the Hazen Center for Integrated Care at 585-395-2414 or healthce@brockport.edu

Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches or headache
Chills
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea


Employee Accommodations

SUNY Brockport is dedicated to providing effective, reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.  As employees are expected to return to campus, Human Resources will work with qualified individuals with disabilities to arrange changes in the work environment or procedures which enable an individual with disabilities to experience equal employment opportunities.

Please contact Tammy Gouger, Director of Human Resources should you need to request an accommodation.


Physical Distancing of Office Set-Ups

Social distancing remains a requirement for unvaccinated individuals on campus. Unvaccinated staff should request physical barriers or increased social distance between workspaces. Should there be any Facilities’ needs, please use the following form: 

Facilities Supplies/Services Request


Visitor Policy

SUNY Brockport will permit visitors/guests on campus. All visitors are expected to follow all campus masking and distancing guidelines, which may change based on circumstances.  Campus hosts are responsible for informing visitors/guests of campus COVID-19 guidelines.   

See the Residential Life Visitor Policy for information about guests in the residence halls. 


Air Filtration Systems

SUNY Brockport is following all current guidelines regarding mechanical and ventilation systems to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. SUNY Brockport will continue to run air systems for longer durations, increase outdoor air ventilation, continue upgrading filtration, and make other adjustments as part of the larger mitigation effort.

The campus will assure filters are changed regularly, are properly installed and not damaged. There may be areas on the campus that may be warmer or colder than usual as a result of these changes. Individuals are asked to accept these minor inconveniences and dress appropriately, so that the whole community can benefit from these ventilation changes.


Thank you for Protecting the Nest!

Last Updated 1/21/22