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Return to Campus Communications

The College will continue to share details and announcements with the campus community throughout the semester. Here you will find the most recent campus communication.

  • Fall Welcome | September 8, 2022

    Welcome back! As you transition into the Fall semester, we would like to remind you of our Fall COVID protocols and initial positivity data. 

    The College continues to collect vaccination status for this academic year. The community rate up to date on vaccination is 81% of students and employees. If you have not yet uploaded your vaccine card, please do so here

    Governor Hochul and the New York State DOH have aligned with the recent CDC guidance for quarantine and isolation. The College will no longer require those not up-to-date on vaccination that are exposed to an individual to complete a quarantine. All members of the community exposed to a person with COVID, regardless of vaccination status,  should wear a well fitting mask for 10 days indoors and test on or after day 5 or sooner if developing symptoms. 

    Currently, 13 individuals in our community are within their 10 days of COVID illness. Consistent with CDC and NYS guidelines, the College continues to require a 5 day isolation period followed by a 5 days masked return to campus. Health Services will provide guidance for those reporting testing positive or having symptoms. 

     

    As a reminder, please see below for updated information for the Fall semester. 

    COVID-19 Testing

    There will be no COVID-19 test providers available on-campus Fall 2022.  Any individual experiencing symptoms should obtain a home antigen test as soon as possible. The home rapid tests are FDA approved for testing with symptoms and if results are negative, testing should be repeated in 2 days. Positive tests and symptoms are required to be reported on the Symptom Tracker 

    Those that are not fully up-to-date with vaccinations should test every 30 days, and all positive tests are required to be reported.  All COVID-19 tests are at the expense of the individual, though free tests are available through these resources 

    Masks

    Masks will not be required indoors or outdoors except in classes by faculty request, in administrative offices by request, and in Health Services, though they are highly recommended for high risk individuals, as well as required for those who have been exposed to COVID-19 (see below) or who have recently tested positive.  The College may also require masks at large indoor events.

    Symptom Tracker

    The Daily Symptom Tracker has been revised to be a Symptom Tracker to reflect the guidelines above and is no longer required to be completed daily for access to campus.  The Symptom Tracker should be completed once on your first day back for the Fall semester. If you have not accessed the Symptom Tracker this Fall semester please complete this before the next time you come to campus. This Green pass will allow access to campus for the semester. All members of the community will continue to be  required to report on the Symptom Tracker if you test positive, have symptoms, and/or have been in close contact with an individual positive for COVID-19.  Faculty may still check pass color on the COVID Class Roster.

    Positive Tests and Isolation

    Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are required to report the positive test on the Symptom Tracker and upload their positive test to the test portal.  Isolation for COVID-positive individuals continues to be required by CDC and NYS guidelines. Health Services will contact students and employees that test positive to provide guidance during regular office hours. Residential students should be prepared to isolate at home or off campus if at all possible, especially after hours.  Students that test positive for COVID-19 should reach out to faculty to notify them of any missed class time.

    Visitors Policy

    In line with the CDC updates and the removal of the Key to NYC requirements, visitors to campus will no longer be required to be fully up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations.  Visitors should still take the Symptom Tracker to receive a green pass on the morning that they arrive on campus.  Masks and/or testing may be required for specific large scale events.  

    Sincerely,

    The One Manhattan Co-Chairs

    Goldie Adele, Chief Compliance Officer
    William Clyde, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Interim Provost
    Ronald Gray, Vice President of Student Life
    Rani Roy, Associate Provost