Where to Access Resources and Get Answers to Your Questions 

Campus workers and students may have left their work desks and gone home, but resources to combat COVID-19 are still readily available from the University. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2020) – As the University works to slow the spread of the coronavirus, most non-essential employees are working from home, and staying connected via phone, internet and video conferencing.

Frequent updates are provided at the University’s COVID-19 website. Check emails several times a day for new information. If you have questions, here is a partial list, with links, of the resources now available to the University.

Human Resources

HR is a resource for your questions about remote work spaces, attendance and altered work assignments. The department should also be informed of any COVID-19 symptoms. It works with the Albany County Department of Health to assist and provide guidance on these issues.

It is critical for employees to keep in touch with supervisors in terms of their own health and safety. If employees are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 — specifically, coughing, fever, shortness of breath — they should of course report that to their doctors, but also to their supervisors. These reports should be shared with OHRM@albany.edu.

Food Service

Check the UAlbany Dining website to get the latest updates on what is open on campus and when.

Purple Pantry

The University’s onsite food pantry is open by appointment only. Please contact the Dean of Students Office by calling (518) 442-5501 to schedule an appointment.

Employee Assistance Program

The EAP web page has resources related to emotional health/stress management during an infectious outbreak. Contact EAP coordinator Brenda Seckerson if you have questions.

Graduate Student Employees Union

Questions? Contact Business Agent Samantha Rider.

Event Cancellations

All events with expected attendance of more than 50 people must be canceled, moved online or postponed indefinitely. For University or affiliated entity events, send all questions to the Office of Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance at jstclair@albany.edu. For Student Association or Graduate Student Association events, please send all questions to the Office of Student Activities activities@albany.edu.

United University Professions

Many resources are available at the statewide UUP website for faculty and staff. UAlbany Chapter President Aaron Major has hosted several town halls with professionals and academics to answer their questions.


COVID-19 updates are available on the statewide website. Updated information can also be found at the state Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control websites. Johns Hopkins has been tracking every coronavirus case worldwide, and updating this interactive map.


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