SUNY Schenectady is committed to protecting the safety and health of our community. This chart is to provide our community with up-to-date information on COVID-19 tracking for SUNY Schenectady. All known active cases are self-reported to SUNY Schenectady; as a result, this data is reported to the best of SUNY Schenectady’s knowledge. This chart will be updated daily Monday–Friday by 4:30 p.m.
Last updated October 26, 2020.
|Active Cases||Total Cases Since March|
|Total online cases (students & personnel)||0||2|
|Total on-campus cases (students & personnel)||1||3|
COVID-19 Testing for Students
SUNY Schenectady continues to take steps to protect the health and safety of the campus community. Given the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases being reported at our nation’s Colleges and Universities, all students taking at least one on-campus class will be required to submit to a COVID-19 saliva test every other week. This protocol is being adopted at every SUNY campus across the state.
This testing will be mandatory for students and will allow SUNY Schenectady to identify cases among students early on and take steps to prevent further spread of the virus.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding for Students (HEERF)
SUNY Schenectady has received $2,266,692 from the U.S Department of Education through the CARES Act. A minimum of 50% of this funding, or $1,113,346, shall be distributed to eligible students who experienced a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations for qualifying expenses. Below is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund application and instructions. Please read the instructions and application carefully before applying.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendations
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- 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.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- 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.
All Campus Updates
Read all of the campus communications regarding COVID-19.
Important Phone Numbers
New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) Communicable Disease Department
518-386-2824, option 4
After Hours 518-437-7878