COVID Vaccine Required for On-Campus Students in Fall 2022
The SUNY COVID vaccine policy will remain in effect for the Fall semester and it requires that students with a physical presence on either SUNY Orange campus provide evidence of, at minimum, the initial course of COVID vaccines (“initial courses” includes both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen or one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with vaccines.
For the Fall 2022 semester, COVID vaccine boosters ARE NOT REQUIRED. However, the requirement for a booster may be imposed at any time as a result of changes in local conditions or federal/state/local requirements. The CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for anyone 18 or older (no sooner than six months after completing a two-dose vaccine regimen, and no sooner than two months after a one-dose vaccine regimen).
Indoor Masking is Optional on SUNY Orange Campuses
SUNY Orange endorses 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.
Summer Surveillance Testing Schedule Continues
Throughout the Summer sessions, the weekly pooled testing schedule (effective Tuesday, May 24 and continuing through Aug. 10) is as follows:
- Newburgh campus (Kaplan Hall Room 111): Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning May 24
- Middletown campus (Orange Hall Room 25): Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 25
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.