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Employee Return to Campus Plan

Back on Campus - Fall 2021

Read the complete Fall 2021 Back to Campus Plan

These guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations and guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and SUNY, or in the event of a community or campus outbreak.

College community members and visitors are required to continue following the College’s most recent health and safety protocols. Please see specific guidelines below.

Campus/Building Access

Beginning Monday, August 23, all campus points of entry and exit will be in place for use by students, employees, and visitors. Individuals entering campus buildings will be advised of the health and safety precautions and self-screening through posters at each entrance. Please remember, if you are not feeling well, do not come to campus.

Hand sanitizing stations will be located at all points of entry/exit.

Face coverings will be provided at campus points of entry to all individuals needing one.

Masks

Masks must be worn in all areas of campus including instructional spaces regardless of a person’s vaccination status. Employees may wear their own face masks or cloth covering as long as it covers their mouth and nose. Masks with exhalation valves are not permitted unless covered with a face mask.

You must wear a face mask at all times, except when eating or drinking, or when more than six feet away from others in an outdoor space, or when working alone in a workspace.

You must wear a face mask in all common areas such as hallways, kitchens, lobbies, and restrooms, even when no one else is present.

Face coverings will be provided at campus points of entry to all individuals needing one.

Testing

All employees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to completed COVID pool testing. Testing is free of charge and available in the Lally Mohawk Room.

  • Unvaccinated employees or those who have not disclosed their vaccination status are required to test weekly. If these employees are involved in a COVID incident they may be required to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Vaccinated employees who have disclosed their vaccination status are required to test on a monthly basis. If these employees are involved in a COVID incident, their vaccinated status may allow them to avoid being quarantined. Testing positive may subject the employee to a 10-day quarantine.

If you have not set-up a COVID-19 pool testing account, please go to https://app.clarifi-covid-19.com/ and register. A User Guide to help you with your registration is available in the upper-right corner of this registration page. Each time you report for testing you should bring your smart phone and your SUNY Schenectady Employee ID. There are laptops available at the testing center if you do not have a smart phone.

Vaccination

Search for a COVID-19 vaccination location.

Faculty and staff are not mandated to be vaccinated or to disclose their vaccination status. All employees are encouraged to get vaccinated and to disclose their vaccination status to the Office of Human Resources. To disclose your vaccination status, the employee is asked to provide Human Resources with a copy of their Vaccination Record or their Excelsior Pass. To do this, employees should email a copy of the document to humanresources@sunysccc.edu or bring a copy to the Human Resources Office in Elston Hall, Room 511.

NOTE: All copies received will be kept in a secure file separate from the Personnel Record.

Physical Spaces

It is possible that your work station and office have been reconfigured in adherence with social distancing protocols. Plexiglas shields and other barriers have been installed in critical locations to provide further protection.

A large number of custom graphics have been installed around campus to aid in social distancing, to clearly mark entry and exit points, to limit foot traffic to a single direction in certain corridors, and to give various other directives based on these new protocols.

Work Stations

Employees are responsible for daily disinfecting of all touch surfaces such as computer keyboards, door handles, light switches and desk surfaces.

If you require disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer for your work station, please send a request to Anthony Schwartz, Director of Facilities at schwaraj@sunysccc.edu and include your building/room number. 

Compliance

Refusal to adhere to masking requirements will result in a denial of access to campus buildings and be directed to leave the premises immediately. Employees who refuse to comply with these safety measures will be required to charge vacation or personal leave accruals or be in “leave without pay” status due to their absence from the workplace. The use of sick days for this purpose will not be allowed. Employees who refuse to comply with these safety measures will be subject to disciplinary measures.