SUNY COVID Vaccine and Booster Policy
The State University of New York's updated COVID-19 vaccine and booster policy is as follows:
- All students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date on their initial course of vaccinations and boosters consistent with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. While vaccines are not required at this time as a condition of enrollment, SUNY reserves the authority to change this policy at any time because of changes in local conditions or due to requirements imposed by Federal, State or local authorities.
- Students enrolled in any program or course or who are participating in a clinical or internship held at a third-party location must continue to comply with all health and safety guidelines, including any vaccination or testing protocols that are in place at the third-party location. Certain employees, students, and volunteers at healthcare facilities, including SUNY healthcare facilities and hospitals, may be subject to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to relevant regulations and policies.
- Campuses may, due to changes in local conditions and after consultation with Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Health & Hospital Affairs, and the SUNY General Counsel, choose to keep their current policy in place, or impose additional vaccine requirements, including a requirement for any boosters, for other campus activities including access to certain campus facilities.
Indoor Masking is Optional on SUNY Orange Campuses
SUNY Orange continues to endorse a “mask-optional” atmosphere for on-campus classes, events and activities. The College supports an individual’s choice to mask in any space for any reason and strongly endorses an “I Mask, Don’t Ask” College environment.
If you feel sick and have symptoms of a virus, you should stay home and contact your doctor or healthcare provider. Do not go to your doctor or urgent care without calling first. They can direct you on the proper way to visit their office or how best to address your symptoms at home if they are mild.