Employee COVID-19 Information
This page has been created to provide employees with information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects upon them.
A Return to Normal Operations
Vaccine & Testing Requirements for Employees
While a vaccination requirement does not currently apply to faculty and staff, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to support the safety of our community.
Testing Access and Availability
- Employees should contact their primary care provider or visit the New York State COVID-19 testing website for PCR testing availability.
- Employees may order free tests at COVID.gov and the Clinton County Health Department, as well as in pharmacies and retail stores. Private health insurance may reimburse the cost of authorized self-tests.
Reporting Requirements for Employees Who Test Positive
- Employees who have a positive COVID-19 test result should contact Human Resource Services at [email protected] or 518-564-5062.
- For at-home COVID-19 tests, we require an Affirmation of Isolation form from the Health Department.
What type of leave accrual should I charge?
If an employee is sick…
The employee should stay home and charge sick leave accruals.
If an employee is not sick, but must care for a sick family member…
The employee should charge family sick leave (which is deducted from their sick leave accruals).
If an employee is not sick, but chooses to self-quarantine…
The employee should charge vacation or personal leave accruals with supervisor approval.
If an employee tests positive for COVID-19…
If the employee can perform work at home and feels up to it, arrangements should be made with their supervisor to do so.
If the employee is unable to work from home or is too sick to do so, such employee shall charge the non-chargeable leave type, “Mandatory Quarantine”. Human Resource Services requires medical documentation of the positive test result, or an Affirmation of Isolation if an at home test is used, in order to use this non-chargeable leave type.