Updated Workplace Protocols

July 21, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Daily health screening reporting for COVID-19 is no longer required. Employees must continue to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and not report to campus if symptomatic. Normal call-in procedures apply. 

Contact your personal physician and/or get a COVID-19 test if exhibiting symptoms. Call the Medical Reporting Hotline at 518-442-1501 with positive test results and/or if quarantined by the Department of Health.

As a reminder:

  • All employees are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing unless they voluntarily submit proof of vaccination.  After submitting proof of vaccination employees may continue to participate in weekly surveillance testing if they choose.

  • Unvaccinated/unknown vaccination status employees must continue to test and wear masks, and when feasible, also socially distance.

  • Anyone can wear a mask for added protection for themselves and others.  Be mindful that not everyone wearing a mask is unvaccinated.

  • All State employees must review, sign and submit the COVID-19 Protocols Affirmation.

  • Report violations of workplace protocols to your supervisor and/or Employee Relations/Human Resources.

The University at Albany strongly encourages all campus community members to get vaccinated.  Find a vaccine site near you.

Denise L. Szelest

Senior Director

Office of Human Resources Management