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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (CARES, CRRSAA, ARP, SSARP)

SUNY Schenectady has received $17,728,669 from the U.S. Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), American Rescue Plan (ARP), and Supplemental Support under American Rescue Plan (SSARP).  A minimum of $7,428,178 shall be distributed to eligible students through the form of emergency grants.  As of September 26, 2022 all emergency grants have been awarded to students. 


COVID-19 Safety Guidance for SUNY Schenectady Campus Gatherings

Safety Guidelines for gatherings at SUNY Schenectady are informed by the Centers for Disease Control current considerations.

Defining "Gatherings"

Large gatherings bring together many people from multiple households in a private or public space. SUNY Schenectady defines large gatherings as planned events with more than 50 individuals. 

Small gatherings are informal in nature and may occur with colleagues whom you regularly socialize. SUNY Schenectady defines small gatherings as groups of 50 or fewer individuals.

Event organizers will continue to assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone or cancel large or small events and gatherings, significantly reduce the number of attendees, or hold virtual gatherings on a case-by-case basis when event requests are made.

Campus Event Guidelines

  • Individuals who wish to wear a mask or face covering may do so at their own discretion. 
  • Face coverings are provided at all campus points of entry to all individuals wanting one. Hand sanitizing stations are located at all points of entry/exit and in convenient locations around the campus for student, staff and visitor use.
  • Any requests for use of space will adhere to all current SUNY System guidelines and/or policies related to COVID-19. SUNY Schenectady will follow the current guidelines on capacity limits and any required procedures including securing identifying information from attendees of any events.
  • Event organizers, attendees, and campus visitors may access additional information, as needed:
    • The College website will list announcements, plans, and updated protocols and guidelines.
    • Poster signage at entrances providing information all who enter.
  • For additional information, please visit the following:

Important Phone Numbers

New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) Communicable Disease Department
518-386-2824, option 4
After Hours 518-437-7878