Federal work-study students will receive pay for the hours they are scheduled to work for the duration of the semester if they submit time sheets to their respective supervisors. All work-study students should cease working immediately, including remotely.
Blue tape on doors signals to cleaning staff that a room has not been used since last cleaning and, therefore, need not be cleaned at this moment. When using a room, please be sure to remove the blue tape so that the room will be cleaned appropriately.
The University is providing information to students regarding the implementation of refunds or credits for a student's unused portion of housing and meal plan costs (if applicable) and certain specific fees. Students who lived on campus need to use the virtual checkout by Sunday March 29.
Vice President Todd Foreman provides additional information on the the Governor's efforts to reduce population density and promote physical distance. As these measures may need to be of longer duration, the pilot telecommuting program, negotiated in collaboration with CSEA, UUP and PEF has formalized the process of documenting work arrangements and expectations.
The University reminds students that remote learning starts Monday March 23, 2020 and provides information on resources for a successful continuation of the semester through distance education.
A message of encouragement from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, reminding all SUNY students that their SUNY family is there for them during this challenging time.
The University is suspending in person check-out of residence halls and apartments in light of Governor Andrew Cuomo's recently announced restrictions. Access to the University's residence halls and apartments is restricted immediately only to those granted permission to remain on campus due to extenuating circumstances.
Because of the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, the University has made the difficult decision of limiting on-campus housing for the duration of the spring semester and strongly encourages residential students not to return to stay on campus, except for students with the extenuating circumstances.
The University is suspending all in-person student club and organizations events.
The University has put together additional information and guidance for faculty to prepare for teaching remotely.
The University continues to coordinate with and follow the explicit directives of the Albany County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, and the CDC. The CDC's COVID-19 Risk Assessment indicates that there is "No Identifiable Risk" to an individual who simply walks by a symptomatic COVID-19-positive person.
Classes are suspended on Thursday, March 12. A member of the University at Albany community who lives off campus has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials will reach out to anyone who had contact with this individual and the University has closed the business building for cleaning.
Starting on Monday, March 23, all University at Albany courses will be delivered remotely until further notice. As of now, our three campuses will remain open — including residence halls, offices and dining services — but students are encouraged to bring all academic materials on spring break.
The University’s COVID-10 task force is actively preparing our campus for multiple scenarios. Professors are planning for the possibility of distance learning and high-touch surfaces around campus are being cleaned more frequently. The University also brought students studying abroad home and banned work-related travel to CDC-designated Level 2 and 3 countries, while implementing mandatory self-isolation for individuals returning from those affected areas.
The University asked students to bring their academic materials with them as they left for spring break, as a precaution, encouraged students not to travel to regions experiencing sustained community transmission, as per CDC guidelines, and explained that students who do travel to any region restricted by the CDC will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return.
New York State recorded its first case of COVID-19 on the evening of Sunday, March 1, in Manhattan. The University is closely monitoring the situation, has established a task force and started to take precautionary actions. The campus community is encouraged to practice good hygiene and stay home when sick.
Student Health Services reminded the entire campus community to take everyday steps to protect their health and the health of others, including practicing good hygiene and staying home when sick. Officials also noted how students can contact Student Health Services and that campus officials were monitoring the global COVID-19 situation.