All students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date on their initial course of
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters consistent with the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. While vaccines are not required at this time
as a condition of enrollment, SUNY reserves the authority to change this policy at
any time because of changes in local conditions or due to requirements imposed by
Federal, State or local governments.
Students enrolled in any program or course or who are participating in a clinical or internship held at a third-party location must continue to comply with all health and safety guidelines, including any vaccination or testing protocols that are in place at the third- party location. Certain employees, students, and volunteers at healthcare facilities, including SUNY healthcare facilities and hospitals, may be subject to mandatory COVID- 19 vaccination pursuant to relevant regulations and policies.
SUNY Cobleskill will continuously examine COVID-19 data and update its policy as needed based on local conditions or in response to requirements imposed by federal, state, or local authorities.
For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC’s website. To find a vaccine site near you and to schedule an appointment, visit New York State’s COVID-19 Vaccine website or the CDC’s Vaccine Finder.
Students should test if they are symptomatic for COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are available in limited supply for residential students in all
Residential Life offices and for commuter students in Johnson Hall (University Police
If you test positive, inform the Wellness Center by emailing WellnessCenter@cobleskill.edu with the following:
You may direct any questions to WellnessCenter@cobleskill.edu.
SUNY Cobleskill reserves the right to increase the rate of testing for students based on levels of transmission on campus and in our geographic region.
Residential students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should call the Wellness
Center at 518-255-5225 to arrange testing. If it is after hours and you need a rapid
test, please go to the RA’s Office when it is open. After October 31st rapid test kits will no longer be provided by the college.
If your test is positive, please notify the Wellness Center by phone at 518-255-5225 and follow the isolation directions through the button below.
Commuter students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact the Wellness Center by phone to schedule an appointment. The Wellness Center can be reached at 518-255-5225. If your test is positive, please notify the Wellness Center by completing the Student Report of Quarantine/Isolation Directive form and follow all isolation instructions as per the CDC.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
If you are a residential student who has tested positive for COVID-19 you are advised
to isolate at your permanent residence. If that is not possible, residents may isolate
in their designated residence hall room. Commuter students will be advised to isolate
at their permanent address.
Who Must Isolate? Anyone who is confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 , regardless of their vaccination status. Isolation can end after 5 days (Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date an asymptomatic person tests positive) if the individual is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved. If fever continues or other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, continue to isolate until there is no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms have improved.
The New York State Department of Health is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s isolation and precautions for people with COVID-19 guidance, which provides information to those who tested positive. If you were exposed to COVID-19, follow these CDC precautions.
At this time, face masks are not required inside campus buildings. This applies to
all areas of campus, including residence halls and instructional spaces (with one
exception, noted below). Faculty and staff do not have the authority on their own
to institute mask requirements in classrooms or offices.
Of course, everyone has the right to choose to continue wearing a mask, and the College expects all members of our campus to respect the decision to do so.
There are specific instances on campus in which a mask must be worn:
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