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In-Person in Fall 2021

SUNY Cobleskill is making every effort to provide the safest living and learning environment for you to fully enjoy your collegiate experience this Fall. Our plans are aligned with local, state and federal guidance and our commitment in upholding public health standards.  

Please check this website and your campus email often for the latest updates on our Fall 2021 Plan.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement For All In-Person Students

 

 

Student Arrival: August 26 - 29

Classes Begin: August 30

Fall Break: October 11, 12

Thanksgiving Break: November 24, 25, 26

Last Day of Classes: December 17

From October 18 through the end of the semester, fully vaccinated students will test once monthly. Students will be randomly selected to test. Your designated testing week will be assigned to you on a Wednesday. You will receive a notification through your campus email instructing you to test the following Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. Please check your email regularly so you do not miss this notification.    

Unvaccinated students must continue to test weekly. 

Testing Schedule:

  • Sunday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  

All testing takes place in person in Bouck Hall Theater. You will be asked to register your test through the Clarifi App* once you receive the test kit.  

We are using a pooled testing model. Results are returned in 24 to 48 hours.   

If your test is in a pool that comes back positive and you are unvaccinated, you will be required to quarantine. Samples from this pool will be tested again, individually, to identify the positive individual(s) within the pool.   

If your test is in a pool that comes back positive and you are fully vaccinated, you will NOT be required to quarantine but must test again within three to five days.  

Please contact covidtesting@cobleskill.edu with any questions.    

*Insurance information is required with the creation of an account with the Clarifi site. Insurance will only be charged if a random pool comes up positive and the individual samples are tested. Students will receive an individual PCR lab result from this individual sample testing.  

 

Campus Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy >> (Updated September 2, 2021)

Schoharie County, and much of New York State, is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 due to the highly contagious Delta variant. As we return to campus, the following requirements will be in effect. Please read these requirements carefully as they apply to all members of our campus community:

  • Everyone must wear a face mask whenever indoors and in all instructional spaces, regardless of location. This applies to all individuals, including students, employees, auxiliary workers, vendors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Neck gaiters and bandannas are not recommended forms of face coverings.
  • Visitors must wear masks at all times when indoors or outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Everyone must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, when attending a large outdoor event.
  • The only instances in which face masks are not required to be worn are when alone in one’s own residence hall room, office or personal workspace, while seated and actively eating or drinking in a designated dining area, or while walking alone or in a small group outside.
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must observe proper social distancing measures whenever possible. 
  • Alternatives to cloth face coverings may be provided as an alternative if accommodations are needed.
We will evaluate these masking policies continually so that we may lessen restrictions as conditions allow.


 

 

 

  • All visitors must wear masks at all times, both indoors and outdoors, regardless of their vaccination status 
  • Visitors are not required to be vaccinated unless they are visiting residence halls*  
  • Campus hosts are not required to have their visitors complete a screening form or temperature check

*All individuals visiting residence halls are required to be vaccinated. 

Who is Considered a Visitor? 

Visitors are defined as individuals who require access to campus facilities who are not an employee, a registered student, or a campus resident of SUNY Cobleskill. Examples of visitors include vendors and contractors, parents/guardians of students and prospective students, visiting speakers and meeting attendees, delivery personnel.  

If a visitor fails to adhere to the above policies, the individual(s) will be asked to desist from such conduct and may be asked to leave campus property. Continued behavior inconsistent with these policies may result in the individual(s) being reported to University Police for appropriate action.  

Questions on our visitor policy may be addressed to Chief Richard Bialkowski, UPD at Ext. 5317 or bialkort@cobleskill.edu.  

Thank you. 

 

If you feel you may be struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. You are not alone.  
 
These resources are always available to you: 

NY Project Hope - 1-844-863-9314 
Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.  
 
Crisis Text Line - Text GOT5 to 741741 
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.  
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as crisis resources for you or your loved ones.  

Headspace: A New State of Mind  
Headspace offers a collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to help you through these stressful and challenging times.  

 
Visit our Wellness Center page for strategies in supporting your mental health.  

 

 

 

 


Questions?

Questions regarding our campus’ COVID-19 policies: studentdevelopment@cobleskill.edu

Questions regarding on-campus housing and the vaccination requirement: reslife@cobleskill.edu

Questions regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid: financialaid@cobleskill.edu