COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Information about UAlbany's response 

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A Commitment to Health & Safety

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.   

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. 

Visit our Campus COVID-19 Dashboard for our latest case and testing numbers. 


Health Screenings & Test Results

All faculty, staff and students must complete a daily health screening within one hour before coming to campus. 

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.

The University at Albany encourages all campus community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about SUNY's vaccination requirements for students.


Summer 2021 Information

  • Nearly all Summer 2021 courses will be delivered online.

  • All students and employees who are coming to any of our campuses during the summer must participate in our weekly surveillance testing program.  Students must also adhere to our summer arrival protocol.

  • Our strict safety requirements and procedures require masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene. 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

  • Everyone on campus is required to wear a face mask inside all buildings, regardless of vaccination status — unless the person is inside a private residence hall room, office, workspace with a proper barrier, workspace distanced at least six feet from any other occupied workspace, or other enclosed space where they are alone. Everyone must wear a mask each time they leave their workspace.

  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask outdoors when they are unable to maintain six feet of physical distance from others.

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

  • Visitors and events are allowed but must adhere to our visitor and events protocol.


Fall 2021 Information

The University at Albany plans to resume in-person instruction as our primary mode of course delivery for the Fall 2021 semester.

Our shift back to regular in-person instruction, on-campus housing and student life will be aligned with local, state and federal public health guidelines. 

Visit the Plans for the Fall 2021 Semester page for more detailed information.



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