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Safe Start

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The spring 2021 semester began Feb. 1 and students who live on campus, take at least one in-person/hybrid class on campus, use services on campus (e.g. library, fitness center, dining) or work on campus must complete the University’s initial testing protocols and comply with all New York State travel requirements before returning to campus.

Adjusting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy. Life on campus has looked different, and we anticipate that the health and safety protocols that helped us get through the fall will continue into the spring 2021 semester. The local and national public health situation continues to evolve quickly, but one thing remains clear: we must stay the course for now. The winter months means spending more time indoors, making it more important than ever to follow the guidelines that have gotten us this far. Wear a mask. Wash your hands often. Keep at least six feet of distance between you and other people. Limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people.

As of 2/27/21

Daily New Student Reports


Daily New Employee Reports


Current Period
(2/27 - 3/12)*


Prior period
(2/13 - 2/26)*


Entry/Surveillance Testing

Week of 2/20/21



# of positive


(1 test pending)

Week of Positives Total Tests
2/13/21 1 344
2/6/21 2 334
2/1/21 7 1,081
1/29/21 6 1.152
1/22/21 1 278
1/15/21 1 30
12/14/20 8 20
12/7/20 0 34
11/30/20 2 20
11/16/20 8 845
11/9/20 2 264
11/2/20 2 291
10/26/20 1 158
10/19/20 2 265
10/12/20 1 272
10/5/2020 2 323
9/28/2020 2 350
9/21/2020 4 334
9/14/2020 2 314
9/7/2020 3 202

* ‘* NYS reporting period is defined as per the NYS Guidance, the threshold for the temporary suspension of in-person learning is the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the on-campus population (est. total on-campus population excluding those totally remote and including employees, 9,200); during a two-week period defined by NYSDOH. The report may be corrected in arrears and is based on test date.

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The Basics


You must wear a mask in all campus buildings, including residence halls, except for your own room, suite, or office. Masks will also be required outdoors when six feet of physical distance is not possible.


Keep at least six feet between you and other people whenever possible. Classrooms and public spaces will be reconfigured to ensure distancing.


All students and employees must complete a four-question health survey via the University portal before coming to campus or attending class.

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