SUNY Schenectady is committed to protecting the safety and health of our community. This chart is to provide our community with up-to-date information on COVID-19 tracking for SUNY Schenectady. All known active cases are self-reported to SUNY Schenectady; as a result, this data is reported to the best of SUNY Schenectady’s knowledge. This chart will be updated daily Monday–Friday by 4:30 p.m.
Last updated March 2, 2021.
|Active Cases||Total Cases Since March|
|Total online cases (students & personnel)||0||4|
|Total on-campus cases (students & personnel)||0||24|
COVID-19 Testing for Students
SUNY Schenectady continues to take steps to protect the health and safety of the campus community. Given the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases being reported at our nation’s Colleges and Universities, all students taking at least one on-campus class will be required to submit to a COVID-19 saliva test every week that they are on-campus. This protocol has been adopted at every SUNY campus across the state.
This testing will be mandatory for students and will allow SUNY Schenectady to identify cases among students early on and take steps to prevent further spread of the virus.
CRRSAA Act (formerly the CARES Act)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding for Students (HEERF II)
SUNY Schenectady has received $2,266,692 from the U.S Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and $5,230,881 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). A minimum of $2,266,692 shall be distributed to eligible students who incurred emergency expenses due to coronavirus. Below is the HEERF II application and instructions. Please read the instructions and application carefully before applying.
Priority for this funding is given to students who have exceptional need. The College will review applications on a bi-weekly basis. During each round of review, students with exceptional need are reviewed first. If funding remains, students without exceptional need will be reviewed second. A student having exceptional need can be documented by either (a) submitting a FAFSA to the College or (b) providing an explanation as to why the student has exceptional need.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendations
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. Facemasks must cover your mouth and nose at all times.
- Follow social distancing guidelines of at least 6' between individuals.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
All Campus Updates
Read all of the campus communications regarding COVID-19.
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