COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Information about UAlbany's response 

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The University at Albany is committed to providing an excellent education for every student in an environment that maintains the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community.    

Our knowledge of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, so our protocols and plans will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check this website often.

If you or someone you know is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive diagnostic test result, please visit our Health & Safety page for instructions for notifying the University and other next steps.

UAlbany's plans are aligned with local, state and federal guidance and rooted in the safety of our students, employees and the public with which we interact. Our primary goal is to protect public health and continue our vital missions of education and research.  


A Commitment to Health & Safety 

  • The academic calendar has been shortened to minimize the risk of travel-related infection. Courses will be delivered as either in-person, hybrid or fully online classes. On-campus research activities will resume in phases, ensuring a gradual and safe return to operations.  

  • Guided by public health experts, we have established a screening, testing and contact-tracing program for students and employees, and launched a comprehensive pooled surveillance testing program. We stand ready to support our community’s mental and physical health

  • Our strict safety requirements and procedures require face coverings, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. We are also providing enhanced cleaning and upgraded HVAC systems. 

  • Density will be reduced in all public spaces, including classrooms, the Campus Center, University libraries and residence halls. Many employees will continue to telecommute, maintaining excellent service and operations while reducing campus density.

  • Fall 2020 Division I sports competition has been postponed until Spring 2021. Practices and team activities may continue, consistent with federal, state, local and NCAA rules.

  • In the rare case a member of our campus community does not abide by our health and safety expectations, we have established a secure reporting system

  • The University is working with local, state and federal officials to continually reassess conditions. If or when needed, we are prepared to pivot back to a fully remote model.

  • The State Quad parking lot is currently serving as a drive-through testing site. The site is a restricted area, secured by University and State Police. Vehicles are guided through the site and then off campus. Call the state's COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065 to request an appointment.



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