A Shared Community Commitment to Keeping SUNY Orange Safe During COVID-19
The well-being of every member of the SUNY Orange community--faculty, staff, students, visitors--takes on new meaning as New York State and Orange County respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must take responsibility for our actions and rely on each other to do the same.
All members of the SUNY Orange community, working together in a shared commitment, will keep our campuses safe and ensure a productive academic and operational atmosphere..
Join the effort by adhering to the health and safety protocols outlined below:
- Monitor for these symptoms every day:
- Fever or chills – temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering over nose and mouth at all times when indoors on either campus, including in classrooms, conference rooms and other spaces, even when six-feet social distancing exists. Exceptions to mask wearing include when students are eating meals on campus while seated and social distancing is appropriately enforced, or by themselves. Faculty and staff are likewise exempt when alone in their office or other space.
- Maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more from others as much as possible indoors.
- Wash or sanitize hands:
- After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- After touching an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles and tables, computers, handrails, elevator buttons, and lab equipment.
- Before touching eyes, nose, or mouth
- Stay home if COVID symptoms are present or you have tested COVID-positive, or have been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested COVID-positive.
- Seek medical attention for symptoms, a positive COVID test, or exposure to someone who is ill or has tested COVID positive.
- Employees notify Human Resources if you have symptoms or a positive COVID test, or have been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested COVID positive.
- Students notify the Wellness Center if you have symptoms or a positive COVID test, or have been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested COVID positive.
- Meet virtually as much as possible.
- Avoid crowded activities or social gatherings where social distancing is not possible
- Observe and follow all directives and guidance issued by the College, including instructional signs that are posted throughout both campuses.
- Follow public health guidelines in place to help protect our community.
- Regularly disinfect workspace and personal items.
- Stay in front of Plexiglass partitions when present.
- Cooperate fully with contact tracing.
- Get a flu vaccine.
- Be a good example to others.
- Recognize that this is a new virus and that recommendations may change as more is learned about this illness
- Treat all members of the College community respectfully and equally, regardless of differences, such as race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification,, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law.