Fall Updates & Campus News: COVID-19
Monday, July 13, 2020
News and updates are placed here regularly. This is your best source for information, resources and key links 24/7. Bookmark plattsburgh.edu/coronavirus.
The college’s Fall 2020 Restart Plan is approved by SUNY. Details on the plan and related links are below. Students should also regularly check email for direct updates.
Fall Restart Plan & Process
Planning and Preparation
SUNY Plattsburgh’s preparation for the fall semester includes deliberate, timely and thoughtful approaches to organize key information, examine alternatives, and inform decision-making. Input from faculty, students and staff has ensured excellence and accessibility.
SUNY approved our fall restart plan and ensured it meets all safety requirements detailed by Gov. Cuomo and the state Department of Health. The plan describes our approach to return students, faculty and staff to campus safely for the fall within the constraints presented by COVID-19 and with the flexibility to adjust as conditions warrant.
The safe restart of on-campus operations is already underway with a phased-in return of employees. This includes modifications of physical spaces to ensure social distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene, daily staff health screening, and clear signage to support our social distancing and face covering policy.
We are driven by guiding principles of safety, student access to higher education, efficiency, agility and a focus on our student-centered mission. We are following CDC, New York Forward, Department of Health and other applicable reopening guidelines in our planning process.
Remote Learning as a Contingency
We plan to return to campus for the Fall 2020, providing the residential, on-campus experience that sets SUNY Plattsburgh apart as a regional comprehensive college of excellence. Restarting accordingly in a safe, careful manner has been a focus of these planning efforts.
At the same time, we are preparing for a fully remote learning approach should that be necessary as it was for the second half of the spring semester. New information on COVID cases, clusters and pathways for infections has routinely guided the response of this campus and the state. These contingency plans will be relied upon if needed.
While this report and its appendices are directed toward restarting campus operations with students, faculty and staff on campus to the extent possible, the plans are subject to change based on new information, guidance and/or direction from the state and public health officials.
Details to date are in the Fall 2020 Restart Plan online here.
Daily health screens have been implemented for employees through paper and online forms that comply with state requirements.
Students will self screen daily and each of the 14 days prior to returning to on-campus. At a minimum, students will be required to complete and submit an electronic form weekly. If the answer to any of the screening questions is “yes,” a message will appear stating that the individual must not report to class or any other activity outside of their residence and must notify the Student Health and Counseling Center immediately.
Preparing an appropriate protocol/regimen for students returning to campus, as well as faculty and staff, is a critical component for both public safety and public support. Self-isolation for some arriving students may be necessary, depending on pandemic conditions. Wide enforcement of social distancing and public health laws is also tied to success.
Testing and Tracing
Active case finding, meaning a focused effort to find the virus before it spreads, is our priority. The process of active case finding may include regular temperature monitoring in addition to the use of screening questions. The target will be on testing symptomatic students and at-risk cases, adopting a tracing system to facilitate rapid contact mapping of infected individuals and then aggressively testing all contacts and hotspots.
At the start of the fall semester, the Student Health and Counseling Center will have the capacity to test 1,000 students, or roughly 20 percent of the student population. A dedicated phone nurse will be screening students that meet the criteria for testing. The center has been redesigned to accommodate the separation of students exhibiting respiratory symptoms from all other patients.
Student contact tracing will occur in collaboration with the Clinton County Health Department. The electronic medical records system vendor is currently creating an interface to assist with COVID-19 tracing and identifying hotspots on campus and in the community. The use of apps and other screening devices are being explored.
In the event that a student tests positive for COVID-19, the student will immediately be isolated either on campus, in a designated space, or safely off campus per state health department isolation guidelines.
Among the highest priorities to ensure student, faculty and staff safety and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 is community-wide participation in our social distancing and face covering policy and enforcement of the policy. All on-campus students will need to sign an addendum to our housing contract that clearly outlines required behavior. Student conduct policies will also be a vital component to ensuring the safety and health of our campus community.
Our conduct processes can be leveraged to ensure compliance with the college’s social distancing and face covering policy. Individual responsibility, accountability and enforcement of social distancing and public health laws is essential to everyone’s health, safety and educational opportunity.
A more robust nexus to off-campus students and aligned behavioral standards is also critical. These are an active part of discussions with city and community leaders, whose concern is spread of the virus among college-age carriers who stand outside the college’s direct supervision.
Student conduct policies are a vital component to ensuring the safety and health of our campus community. Our conduct processes can be leveraged to ensure compliance with the campus social distancing and face covering policy.
In conjunction with the campus’ social distancing and face covering policy, face coverings will be made available to faculty, staff and students upon request. Employees who are unable to wear face coverings due to a medical or other health condition should consult with Human Resource Services to discuss reasonable accommodations. Students who are unable to wear face coverings due to a medical or other health condition should wear some form of covering to protect those around them. This covering can be a loosely worn scarf or bandana.
Faculty, staff and students will be provided with one cloth mask that can be washed and reused daily. Individuals may wear their own face mask, a scarf or a bandana if they so choose. The campus will have a supply of disposable masks on hand for faculty, staff and students in case their mask becomes unusable (i.e. - soiled or damaged) during the day.
We are following safe and proper cleaning practices across campus. Bathrooms and common areas are cleaned daily. Routine cleaning for infrequently touched areas and areas unoccupied for seven or more days will continue.
Our cleaning and disinfection methods are well managed. Procedures have been implemented to avoid duplicative cleaning of spaces across campus. Self-cleaning supplies are available across campus.
Details to date are in the Fall 2020 Restart Plan online here.
For specific questions, contact the Operational Continuity, Health and Safety Team at [email protected].
Academics & Classes
The college is working toward a blended academic delivery model, focused on on-campus instruction, research and scholarship activities as far as possible while keeping faculty, students and staff safe. It is anticipated that a significant component of remote learning will be included even as students return to SUNY Plattsburgh.
Social distancing will be integrated into academic life, as well. Classes that are face-to-face, along with labs, will be offered in ways that allow the students and faculty to maintain safety. Masks will be required in face-to-face classes.
Deans are collaborating with department chairs and faculty now to determine course modalities based on student needs, faculty safety factors, type of instruction required, and room availability. With that, Academic Affairs is updating its class schedule. This will include many remote/distance classes along with in-person classes. These will be communicated to students as available.
Classroom capacities based on social distancing requirements have been calculated. Face-to-face courses will be assigned to classrooms using these capacities. Academic Affairs is identifying non-classroom spaces that could serve as instructional space. Instructional spaces for which there are no right-sized classes will not be used.
Deans will review the plans and approve or ask for alterations. When approved, the plans will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for implementation.
Courses with multiple sections may be offered both online and face to face. Academic Affairs is working on the instructional plan now.
The fall academic calendar will have no October break and will shift to remote instruction after Thanksgiving break. We are shifting the fall break on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12-13 to Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24. We will cease all on-campus classes on Friday, Nov. 20, the week before Thanksgiving. The final two weeks of the semester will continue remotely. The semester start date will remain August 24.
Courses delivered with a face-to-face component for the first 13 weeks will be remotely delivered for the final two weeks.
Hands-on, lab courses that cannot be taught easily online will be adjusted based on the college social distancing and face covering policy. We will share to and through teaching faculty what can and cannot be required of students related to COVID-19.
Details to date are in the Fall 2020 Restart Plan online here.
For specific questions, contact the Office of the Provost at [email protected].
Campus Housing & Community Living
We will stagger arrival times for on-campus students to manage social distancing during move-in. All changes will be communicated to students in advance through the Campus Housing and Community Living staff.
Students living on-campus will only have access to their assigned residence hall and no off-campus student will have access to our residence halls. Our fall plan also includes training and awareness for social distancing, guidelines for common areas (e.g. - lounges, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, elevators), and residence hall programming that will continue with a strong virtual/remote component. It also includes wearing face coverings when outside students’ assigned room.
We anticipate a return to full campus residential living while preserving vacant rooms for students exposed or who test positive for COVID-19. We will provide students permission to live off campus if we cannot make appropriate accommodations.
Behavior and Safety Standards
Among the highest priorities to ensure student, faculty and staff safety and to minimize the spread of COVID-10 are community wide participation in our social distancing and face covering policy and enforcement of the policy.
All on-campus students will need to sign an addendum to our housing contract that clearly outlines required behavior. Student conduct policies will also be a vital component to ensuring the safety and health of our campus community. Our conduct processes can be leveraged to ensure compliance with the college’s social distancing and face covering policy.
Individual responsibility, accountability and enforcement of social distancing and public health laws is essential to everyone’s health, safety and educational opportunity.
We are following safe and proper cleaning practices. Bathrooms and common areas are cleaned daily. Routine cleaning for infrequently touched areas and areas unoccupied for seven or more days will continue. Our cleaning and disinfection methods are well managed. Procedures have been implemented to avoid duplicative cleaning of spaces across campus. Self-cleaning supplies are available across the campus.
The social distancing and face masking policy applies to all students. It will be enforced by staff, University Police and especially peer-to-peer. The approach is one of encouragement and positive messaging first with sanctions developed for repeat offenses. Food delivery for sick on-campus students, and external support for care, will also be available.
Services and Activities
College Auxiliary Services will continue to operate our dining services, though adjustments in hours, staffing and general operations as required based on density and public health guidance.
Further modifications and limitations to traditional events will occur. Athletics is working with both SUNYAC and the NCAA in developing plans to have fall, winter and spring sport seasons. SUNYAC approved changes to fall schedules to reduce the amount of travel and overnight stays.
Details to date are in the Fall 2020 Restart Plan online here.
For specific questions, contact Campus Housing and Community Living at [email protected].
We are phasing in the return of staff over many weeks this summer in a coordinated process. This will ensure appropriate social distancing and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). Our campus will assess expanded staffing based on our ability to accommodate social distancing and manage specific work environments as well as the necessity to access on-site resources.
We developed a Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy for SUNY Plattsburgh that outlines our expectations for physical distancing and PPE.
The Mail Center will remain open, but the door will be locked. A sign will be put on the door that indicates this change. Daily delivery of mail to individual departments will cease, except for a limited number of student-facing departments. Details on the more limited operations are here.
Checks will be mailed to individuals until further notice. They cannot be picked up at Human Resource Services. Direct deposit is available.
In response to COVID-19, the college has implemented steps to reduce spending. These include suspending More details are online here.
Employment Information & Return to On-Campus Work
Return to On-Campus Work Plan
We have developed a COVID-19 Return to On-Campus Work Plan to phase in the return of staff over many weeks in a coordinated process. Our plan will ensure appropriate social distancing and availability of PPE, as well as the ability to modify work spaces.
Daily, prior to reporting to work, all employees complete a daily health screening form in an electronic or paper format.
Working at Home
As this process evolves, much work continues to take place from homes. Essential employees facing exceptional circumstances impairing their ability to report may submit a request for a temporary alternate work location.
For those operations that cannot be done remotely, supervisors are encouraged to consider staggering shifts or alternating staff during the week to minimize the number of employees on campus at the same time. Learn more about building access here.Please contact Human Resource Services at 518-564-5062 with specific questions.
Students should not return to on-campus employment until further notice. Workers should notify their supervisor via email of their personal situation. Understand much of the staff is working remotely and it may take some time before someone reaches out to you.
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].
In response to COVID-19, the college has implemented steps to reduce spending. These include a new hiring and salary program for reviewing non-teaching positions in advance of recruitment, pausing recruitment and hiring, suspending non-critical purchases, and requiring a requisition for all purchases. More details are online here.
Resources, Accessibility & Support
Library, IT Resources & Bookstore
The Feinberg Library is closed. This is being done to reduce the number of people in the building and promote social distancing. Library staff members are working remotely and responding via email, phone and help requests as able.
The Computer Helpdesk in Feinberg Library is limiting face-to-face interactions as much as possible. We ask those needing service and support to contact us in advance to arrange a scheduled time to stop in. Phone numbers are 518-564-4433 and 800-787-8773. Email is [email protected]ttsburgh.edu.
Hours for phone support are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours for equipment drop-off and pick-up are Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.
In addition to improving safety, scheduling services allows us to have any necessary equipment cleaned and placed out in the Helpdesk lobby, ready for quick pick-up.
For convenient public access, the Feinberg Library doors adjacent to the Helpdesk, underneath the podium, will be kept open during the hours noted above.
Remote Computer Lab
A 200-seat remote computer lab is available 24/7. It can be securely accessed using campus login credentials. This web-based lab provides remote access to software that is currently available in our physical computer labs. Software titles include Adobe, Microsoft Office, SOSS, ArcGIS, Maple, Mathematica, AVID Pro, Vega Movie Studio, VmWare Workstation, Visio and more.
There is no client software to download. Login at https://remotelab.plattsburgh.edu and click on the lab with the software you would like to use.
Books, Copying and Interlibrary Loan Services
Feinberg Library books can be taken home by students without worry about late returns. Many institutions and libraries have also opted to temporarily close or stop services. Please keep any loaned materials until further notice.
We are unable to process any new interlibrary loan requests for physical materials. You may continue to request articles. For questions, email [email protected].
Special Collections is closed to walk-in visitors. It will continue to provide services and will handle requests for research help by phone and email. Students and faculty who need assistance or access to collections are
asked to contact Debra Kimok at [email protected] or 518-564-5206.
Phones and Telecommunications
Using Voice Mail
Reference, [email protected]
LITS is making new technology tools and services available. Some links are here:
- Remote Working / Teaching and Learning Tools
- A Guide to Videoconferencing Courses
- Zoom Video Conferencing
- Resources for Teaching and Learning
College Auxiliary Services in partnership with Follet is able to support student’s sending their books back for their ’buyback’ program online, thus eliminating the student from returning to campus. More and related details are available online here. Check the top red bar of the site.
Academic Advising, Student Support & Accessibility Services
A remote course advisement web page with resources is online. It includes foundational information and answers. Details are online here.
Student Support Services
We are able to connect with students through multiple online platforms and will be available the same hours of operation as if we were all on campus.
We ask that students reach out as much as possible through electronic communications methods. Students who must see a staff member in person should call ahead.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services staff are available to assist. Student accommodations remain in place. We recognize accommodation needs may be different as we make the shift to remote and distance learning instruction.
Students experiencing any any barriers in courses should reach out directly as we want to ensure that you feel supported. Our office remains open on campus if you need to see a staff member. We are able to connect with you through alternate online platforms and will be available the same hours of operation.
Please feel free to reach out to Jenn Curry (for general questions) at [email protected], Laura Cronk (testing services) at [email protected], or Sandi Layhee (notetaking services) at [email protected]. You can reach the office by phone at 518-564-2810.
Spring Semester Refunds & Billing
Credits and Refunds
Refunds and credits for spring semester residence hall fees, meal plan fees, and several other fees have been processed by the college. We established a method to credit fees to student accounts affected by the COVID-19 emergency and are posting these to students’ accounts.
We did not refund tuition as the college continued to deliver credit for coursework via distance learning and remote instruction.
Additionally, we did not refund the technology fee, as we relied heavily on our technology resources to provide distance learning, or the career services fee, as those services continued to be provided.
Billing & Payment Plans
We delayed payment plan due dates for the spring semester by one month.
We have lifted all financial holds through June 30, and avoiding posting late payment fees for spring 2020 past-due balances until June 30. For any related questions, please contact Student Financial Services at [email protected].
Educational Opportunity Program
The EOP staff is not conducting face-to-face appointments until further notice. Please use the appropriate links to book appointments with your advisor:
List the phone number you would like for us to call you on in the details section of your appointment when you schedule online. Direct office phone numbers and emails are:
Cassie: 518-564-2293 or [email protected]
Amy: 518-564-2290 or [email protected]
Levi: 518-564-3262 or [email protected]
Jess: 518-564-3267 or [email protected]
The EOP Computer lab is closed. If you do not have access to a personal device, please reach out to the office.
Please email or call the main office with general concerns or questions.
Email: [email protected]
Office phone: 518-564-2263
Fax will be checked periodically in the event that faxing information is necessary. The office fax number is 518-564-2295.
Global Education Office & Study Abroad
Global Education Office staff is working remotely but are available to students and other campus offices. Please see this link for email addresses, appointment scheduling, and availability.
For questions concerning immigration, health insurance and more, please read this link for frequently asked questions and answers. For more information, please contact the office at 518-564-3287 or [email protected].
The SUNY Office of Global Affairs will continue to consult with the Office of the Provost, General Counsel, and others and will issue a statement on benchmarks and steps for reopening in the near future.
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or University Police at 518-564-2022. Separately, you may report the incident(s) to any law enforcement agency near you. The campus process and criminal process are separate, so you may report to both and receive support through law enforcement and the Title IX office.
Reports will continue to be taken in the three ways required by both state law (129-B) and federal regulations under Title IX:
Use this link to report.
- Health & Counseling Center staff at 518-564-2187 (Option 3)
- Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, Inc. Sexual Assault Services at 877-212-2323
- Mason Dierich, Enough is Enough coordinator, at 518-891-0046
- BHSN STOP Domestic Violence at 518-563-6904 and [email protected]. Staff will provide counseling and support services remotely.
We will provide the option for students to connect via Zoom or other video chat options, if they are not on campus and/or do not want to come to the office during the remainder of the semester. Title IX provides support to students, faculty, and staff regardless of where they were at the time they experienced discrimination, harassment, or violence.
Academics and Accommodations
Title IX will work with professors for academic accommodations even though classes are remote.
Emergency housing is available. If this need arises after business hours, please go directly to University Police and they will get you set up overnight or over the weekend in a guest room on campus. If it is not at a time of emergency or outside of office hours, please reach out to the Title IX Coordinator at 518-564-3281 or [email protected].
Concern for Chinese and Asian-Descent Members of Our Community
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to share concerns with the SUNY Plattsburgh community and our region.
We stand with our Chinese students, faculty and staff, and others of Asian descent. We see you, you are valued, and your experiences related to COVID-19. We at SUNY Plattsburgh have no tolerance for racial or ethnic discrimination.
The college’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to working with other members of the college community to keep those in our community safe and informed.
Concern for Well-Being
As we continue to hear updates on COVID-19 and are affected on local, state and global levels, there are heightened levels of uneasiness, uncertainty and general concern for the well-being of ourselves, friends and family.
These levels of uneasiness and uncertainty have caused an increase in broad generalizations, assumptions, and acts of bias as it relates to individuals from China, other Asian countries, and people of Asian descent. We’d like to share an earlier statement from The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) made on February 7:
“While the coronavirus represents a legitimate public health concern, it is not a green light to target Asian Americans and Asian immigrants with racism and hate. We are concerned with the growing xenophobic rhetoric that harkens back to the dehumanizing, anti-Asian trope of the “yellow peril,” that was used during the 19th century. We have consistently stood against efforts to cast our community as “perpetual foreigners,” and sadly, we find ourselves having to do so again. We call on news outlets and social media platforms to do more to curb racist and inaccurate content in addition to removing misinformation on the coronavirus alone.”
Valued Members of Our Community
Making broad generalizations that people of Asian descent are dangerous or sick, or making assumptions about a person’s nationality based on their physical features perpetuates long-standing histories of xenophobia and racism, whether intentional or not.
Our Asian students, faculty and staff are valued members of the SUNY Plattsburgh community. We want to emphasize and highlight the following:
- If you or someone you know has experienced bias or discrimination please report incidents of bias on the bias reporting form and connect with someone you trust for social support.
- Seek assistance from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It is a campus resource.
- Recognize that acts of bias can negatively affect your physical and mental health. Know it is okay to seek medical and mental health care as needed and seek the Student Health and Counseling Center if you are a student and our EAP resource if you are an employee.
Exercise Empathy, Compassion
If you find that you are maintaining distance from or worried about interacting with people of Asian descent we urge you to strongly consider the following:
- Avoid the inclination to make broad stereotypes about people of Asian descent, and explore the root cause of your fears and disdain.
- Exercise empathy, compassion and a sense of community.
- Educate and maintain perspective
We continue to urge and advise you to take care of yourself and each other. Treat each other with care and compassion and demonstrate the Cardinal Spirit by making our community members all feel safe and that they belong.
Events & Programs
Campus Events, Community Programs & Cardinal Athletics
Scheduled campus events have been cancelled or postponed.
Other planned events, including space reserved by external groups, are cancelled or postponed. The college will communicate directly to organizations about their events.
The Office of Admissions is hosting numerous virtual presentations, campus tours, and appointments. A Summer Open House online is also planned. Details are online here.
The campus is in the process of phasing employees back to the campus for operations. However, access to our buildings remains locked and only employees are authorized on campus.
For specific public and consumer services based at the college, please reach out directly to the service provider to determine their status.
Details are included on the Athletics website at gocardinalsports.com.
Travel Restrictions & Off-Campus Events
Summer study abroad and faculty-led trips are cancelled. All other campus sponsored or funded travel is restricted until August 1, 2020. Learn more by reviewing our COVID-19 State Travel Guidelines.
Restrictions on travel has affected planned admissions events and recruiting trips, both regionally and across the state.
In all cases, we continue to monitor health advisories and guidance from SUNY and public health officials.
Alumni & Plattsburgh College Foundation
Alumni and Plattsburgh College Foundation travel and in-person events have been cancelled or postponed. Details are online here.
Homecoming 2020 will be celebrated October 15-17, 2020 in a virtual format.
Emergency Response Fund, Medical Guidance, Tips & Past Updates
Emergency Response Fund
The Plattsburgh College Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support SUNY Plattsburgh students. Resources will mitigate the negative impacts COVID-19 and the delivery of college services to students.
Understanding this is a global pandemic affecting vast numbers of people, we invite you — if you find yourself in a position to do so — to make a gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
About the Fund
The fund’s priority is to ensure students are able to continue their educational experience with as little disruption as possible during this challenging time. The fund may provide:
- Emergency grants to students who are facing unexpected financial needs directly related to COVID-19.
- The Student Health and Counseling Center to care for students directly affected by COVID-19 and to assist in decreasing its spread.
- Immediate support for the development and implementation of new student advising, coaching and mentoring programs, previously offered on campus through in-person activities, to provide necessary support to students who have been thrust unexpectedly into a distance-learning experience.
- Other critical needs that will emerge as the crisis evolves.
Information for Students
To be eligible or a grant, students must have demonstrated financial need.
Students interested in accessing emergency funds, please contact Dr. Michele Carpentier at [email protected].
Medical Guidance and Protocols for Students, Faculty & Staff
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms ness may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms listed below, you may have been exposed. You should self-isolate and contact your health care professional or the Student Health and Counseling Center at 518-564-2187.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste
The center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the summer for nursing advice and administrative assistance. If you need medical attention in the evening or on the weekend, please contact one of the local health care facilities.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff who feel sick with a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or had a potential exposure, should self-isolate and contact your health care professional for further guidance.
Employees should notify their supervisor if there are elevated concerns, and they should in turn notify those above them in their divisional hierarchy.
Caring for Yourself
Management of Early Respiratory Symptoms
Campus Steps in Event of Positive Notifications
- If advised by the Health Department of a positive test within the local campus community, we inform the campus community accordingly.
- Local health department officials conduct contact tracing, reaching out to individuals who may have been in contact with the person. They are advised of next steps and other precautions.
- When we are notified, campus staff is directed to disinfect areas where the person had been or would have frequented before leaving campus.
- The privacy of the individual is protected.
Health Department Guidance on Isolation
Stress Management, Assistance & Caring for Our Community
Our top priorities remain doing no harm, being flexible and serving all students and the campus community well.
It is also critical to be aware of news reports that demonstrate unjust targeting of the global Asian community is on the rise. This rhetoric is wrong and your kindness and special care toward these members of our campus community is important now.
- Coping with Stress
- Manage Anxiety & Stress
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Traumatic Events
- Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
- How to Look After Your Mental Health During a Pandemic
The New York State Employee Assistance Program is our worksite-based program designed to help employees, retirees, and their families deal with the everyday issues involved in balancing work and life, as well as more serious problems that may impact work performance.
Practice good prevention tactics, which are useful in any case:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- Staff ramped up disinfecting beginning in January
- High traffic areas of focus
- Ensuring soap dispensers are filled, areas of push/pull/latches cleaned
- Maintaining/stocking related supplies
- Good hygiene promoted through posters, other media
Past Campus Updates & Virtual Town Halls
Past Campus Updates
- Campus Update | July 10, 2020
- Campus Update | July 6, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | June 22, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | June 22, 2020
- Campus Update | June 12, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | June 8, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | June 8, 2020
- Campus Update | May 29, 2020
- Campus Update | May 15, 2020
- Campus Update | April 24, 2020
- Campus Update | April 17, 2020
- Campus Update | April 10, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | April 6, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | April 6, 2020
- Campus Update | April 2, 2020
- Campus Update | March 31, 2020
- Campus Update | March 29, 2020
- Campus Update for Teaching Faculty | March 27, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | March 27, 2020
- Campus Update for On-Campus Students | March 25, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | March 23, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | March 23, 2020
- Campus Update for On-Campus Students | March 22, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | March 20, 2020
- Campus Update for Parents | March 20, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | March 20, 2020
- Campus Update for Teaching Faculty | March 19, 2020
- Campus Update for On-Campus Students | March 18, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | March 17, 2020
- Campus Update for Parents | March 17, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | March 17, 2020
- Campus Update for Faculty & Staff | March 16, 2020
- Campus Update for Parents | March 16, 2020
- Campus Update for Students | March 16, 2020
- Campus Update | March 13, 2020
- Campus Update | March 12, 2020
- Campus Update | March 11, 2020
- Campus Update | March 6, 2020
- Campus Update | March 4, 2020
- Campus Update | March 2, 2020
Virtual Town Halls
- Virtual Town Hall for Faculty & Staff | March 17, 2020
- Virtual Town Hall for Students & Parents | March 17, 2020
Past Campus Public Health Updates & Notices
Map of Global Coronavirus Cases
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