Effective Monday, September 21, the Indian and State Quad dining program will transition to Campus Center retail. An overview/Q&A webinar will be hosted by UAS and UAlbany Dining on Friday, September 18 from 2-3pm to help students and parents learn more about the transition.
In an effort to make it easier for our off-campus students to pick-up a test kit, Off-Campus Student Services will be distributing kits at the Madison Park (located at the intersection of Madison Ave. & Ontario St. in the City of Albany) tomorrow (Saturday, September 12) from 1-4 pm.
The Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH) today notified the University of a very concerning spike in COVID-19 cases among students in recent days that, if not addressed immediately, could result in suspending all in-person activities, including teaching, on our campuses.
UAlbany is launching a pooled surveillance testing program in which all students who spend time on any of our three campuses will be required to participate. It’s a simple and non-invasive test developed by our RNA Institute and School of Public Health that measures the presence of the virus using a saliva sample.
UAlbany has zero tolerance for behavior that endangers the health and safety of others. It is critical that anyone who participated in these gatherings — whether or not they are UAlbany students — continue to monitor themselves for symptoms and get tested for COVID-19.
UAlbany is launching a pooled surveillance testing program. If you are working on any of our three campuses, we strongly encourage your participation. It’s a simple and non-invasive test developed by our RNA Institute and School of Public Health that measures the presence of the virus using a saliva sample.
As part of our layered approach to stop the spread of COVID-19, UAlbany is launching the next phase of monitoring and safety measures with a pooled surveillance testing program. We strongly encourage all faculty and staff who are present on campus for any reason to participate over the course of this semester.
As part of our layered approach to stop the spread of COVID-19, UAlbany is launching the next phase of monitoring and safety measures with a pooled surveillance testing program. All students who spend time on campus will be required to participate in the program.
The Albany County Department of Health today confirmed that a member of our community, a resident student, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been in isolation since Friday after self-reporting a potential exposure, and we are working closely with the Albany County Department of Health to assist the county’s contact tracing efforts in any way necessary.
Whether you will be experiencing the freedom of college for the first time or are returning to a living and learning environment that is familiar to you, please remember that we are in the midst of a serious pandemic that impacts your health and safety as well as that of other students, your families, the campus community and the community-at-large.
As you are aware, University at Albany students will be required to wear a face mask while on-campus. To assist students in complying with this directive, the University will be providing each student, faculty and staff member with a reusable face mask.
As we prepare for a fall semester with many of us working remotely, it’s important to keep University data and equipment safe and secure. ITS has prepared this Best Practices for Secure Telecommuting guide to help you protect any institutional assets entrusted in your care.
The University has created a one-stop portal exclusively for students to share the documentation required prior to returning to a UAlbany campus. Access to the portal can be found on the COVID-19 homepage and also on MyUAlbany.
International and out-of-state students are beginning to arrive on campus to start their quarantines, so we have an especially urgent need to assemble a volunteer team of transportation assistants and food transporters.
In order to facilitate our return to campus, we want to emphasize the importance of our shared responsibility in maintaining a safe and healthy campus community — as outlined in the Fall 2020 Return to UAlbany guide — including pre-arrival testing, precautionary quarantine and mask wearing.
UAlbany’s online Health Screening Assessment, required each day when working on-site, will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Friday, July 10, through approximately noon on Monday, July 13.During this time, please use the alternate Health Screening Assessment.
Effective immediately, employees who work on-site, in any capacity, must notify their supervisor as part of a time-off request if they will be voluntarily traveling to a mandatory quarantine state. Supervisors may take the additional 14 day mandatory quarantine into consideration when approving time off requests.
We know that you are eager to make your plans for the fall, and the University at Albany has been busy finalizing our plans as well. Pending final review from the Governor and SUNY, we plan to begin our fall semester on campus on August 24, 2020, as originally scheduled. On-campus housing will be available.
The University is asking employees to contact their supervisors to discuss their possible need to return to their campus workplace starting Monday June 15, 2020. In addition, the University is providing specific information on steps employees need to take to prepare for the return.