Masking is required for all SUNY Orange indoor on-campus events through May 13, and perhaps longer. The College’s goal is to hold our end-of-year events in person, but in the safest possible environment as reports of positive COVID cases trend higher within our College community as well as within Orange County.
Understandably, there may be questions about upcoming celebrations and events that occur in the next few weeks.
Following are a few recommendations and resources:
- If you have any questions regarding how to safely hold your event, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Those departments or clubs hosting on-campus events are advised to give advance notice
to participants and guests from outside of the College community that masking is required
for on-campus events. You can use the following text samples as a template:
- (for events on May 13 or earlier) … Please be advised that masks are required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status, of in-person, on-campus events at SUNY Orange. Guests attending (event name here) will be asked to mask up upon arrival and for the duration of the event.
- (for events after May 13) … Until further notice, please be advised that masks are required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status, of in-person, on-campus events at SUNY Orange. Guests attending (event name here) will be asked to mask up upon arrival and for the duration of the event. If SUNY Orange relaxes its indoor mask mandate prior to the (event name here), guests will retain the option of wearing masks should they choose to do so.
- Be sure to point out to your guests the locations of available mask stands in buildings (especially to those who arrive without masks).
- For off-campus College-related events, follow the masking and safety guidelines of the host venue, but strongly encourage participants and guests to mask up (keep in mind, many of the College employees and celebrants will be attending multiple events in the coming weeks, so we want all participants to remain healthy so that they may enjoy these long-anticipated events).
- If you don’t feel well, stay home, and encourage those considering attending your events to also remain home if they feel sick. As much as we would all like to put COVID-19 behind us, unfortunately there remains some work to do.