April 14, 2021

The College has received several COVID-related notifications. Two residential students tested positive for COVID-19 off campus on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. These students are isolating on campus, and all tracing has been completed. Other students who were identified for quarantine as a result of these positive cases have been notified.  

In addition, the College has received notice of three pooled saliva tests indicating at least one positive COVID case in each. All individuals in these pools have been notified and unless vaccinated will need to quarantine until the individual reflex tests are analyzed to determine the specific individuals who are positive for COVID. Reflex tests are being analyzed at present. 

As a result of these circumstances, and out of an abundance of caution, the College is taking the following precautions: 

  1. All dining will move to take out only beginning with breakfast on Wednesday, April 14. 
  2. Residential lounges are closed until further notice. 
  3. Student club and organization activities will be moved to remote platforms beginning April 14.  
  4. All other guest and visitor protocols will remain in place and enforced. 

Regular operations in all areas will be reviewed upon receipt of the reflex testing results. 

It is essential that everyone on campus continue to follow all health and safety protocols.  

  • Wear masks properly and ALL the time – inside and outside. 
  • Wash your hands frequently and clean your belongings regularly. 
  • Watch your distance and remain at least 6 feet from others. 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact our Health Center or your healthcare provider immediately. Please call the Health Center at (315) 655-7122 or after hours through Campus Safety at (315) 655-7555 while remaining in your residence.  

As a reminder, all campus COVID-related notifications can be found on the College website on the Campus Notifications Spring 2021 page, which is linked from the Return to Campus Information page.  

The best way to protect yourself and the campus community from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Studies have shown multiple vaccines to be safe and effective. If you have questions about the vaccines and safety, please visit the NYS COVID-19 FAQ page or the CDC Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines . For information on vaccine clinics in the area, visit the College’s appointment link for clinics being held on April 14 and April 15, 2021, or check the Madison County Vaccine Information or Onondaga County Vaccine Information for off-campus options.