We are thrilled to be returning to a high level of on-campus instruction this Fall and look forward to the campus' return. Farmingdale State College has been remarkably successful in dealing with the ongoing public health crisis. Your cooperation will allow us to safely move to a much more normal and extensive campus experience.
With the FDA full approval of this vaccine, the State University of New York (SUNY) is now implementing its policy that requires all students engaged in in-person learning or having any on-campus presence to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
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All students must complete the pre-arrival agreement by August 18, 2021.
All SUNY students who plan to have an on-campus presence, including any use of campus facilities, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Such students may receive any of the three vaccines available in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson).
Students have a 35-day grace period (by September 27, 2021) to both fully satisfy the vaccine requirement and provide the College proof of complete vaccination
Students with an on-campus presence are required to receive one COVID-19 vaccine dose within seven days of the full FDA approval of any COVID-19 vaccine. This means that the student must receive at least one dose of a single dose vaccine or a first dose of a two-dose series within that seven-day period (by or before August 30, 2021). A second dose, if needed, must be completed within the 35-day grace period which ends on September 27, 2021. Students who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate and are not given a medical or religious exemption by September 27, 2021 will be disenrolled from the College, without refund.
Once vaccinated, students must participate in weekly campus-based pool testing only for the two weeks immediately following completion of a full vaccine series. For students who’ve completed a vaccine sequence two weeks or more prior to start of classes, no testing is required.
Students who have not received an exemption and elect to remain unvaccinated may withdraw and receive a full refund provided they are officially withdrawn by September 5, 2021.
Students participating in applied learning experiences will be required to comply with the vaccination policies of their host site. This includes all levels of clinical and allied health training and educator preparation.
Vaccine Verification & Waiver
Medical or religious exemptions may be requested by qualifying students. In order to have an exemption request considered, students must submit such requests by August 30, 2021. Students with approved medical or religious exemptions should be aware that they may be excluded from all in-person classes and activities at the College’s discretion should a COVID-19 outbreak occur at the campus. Fully completed exemption forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Medical Exemption: Medical Exemptions must come from a licensed healthcare provider (MD, DO, NP, PA).
- Religious Exemption: Students who hold genuine religious beliefs that are contrary to COVID-19 vaccination fill out a religious waiver. The student must explain how receiving the COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with the student’s deeply held religious belief or practice.
The College is requiring that all students, faculty, and staff wear face coverings at all times within indoor settings when on campus. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Face coverings include but are not limited to, cloth (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields used in conjunction with an acceptable face covering that covers both the nose and mouth – standard face shields should NOT be used alone.
All students with an on-campus presence who are not fully vaccinated are required to be tested weekly for possible COVID infection.
The Health and Wellness Center is offering free testing in Nold Hall:
- Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you cannot make it to the on-campus pooled testing, you are required to obtain a test and submit the results to the Health & Wellness Center through the COVID 19 test results link.
If you had a Positive COVID test within 90 days you will be excused from testing for 90 days from the date you had the positive COVID test performed. You will need to upload the positive COVID test result to the Student Testing Upload Form.
Daily COVID Screening Form
Unvaccinated students members are required to complete the Daily COVID Screening Form on those days they are present on campus.
Unvaccinated individuals are required to practice social distancing at all times on campus when feasible.
The Health and Wellness Center will contact students for information and guidance after receiving the self-reporting form.
The College will conduct contact tracing and notify individuals who have been identified as potentially being exposed. Due to federal HIPPA laws, the identity of those who are diagnosed with COVID-19 cannot be disclosed and the College is limited in the amount of information it can make public in such situations.
The College has collapsed the A/B week schedule; these classes will now meet on campus and in-person every week. The A/B course schedule will remain in place for registration purposes and will resume, if a resurgence of the virus occurs. The A/B schedule allows for students to attend in-person instruction every other week alternating with live stream virtual attendance.
Unvaccinated individuals are required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Should an individual begin to experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should remain home and contact their primary healthcare provider for guidance. Students should also fill out the self-reporting form.
Student COVID Sanctions
Farmingdale State College (FSC) remains committed to ensuring a healthy campus environment for all members of its community. Pursuant to guidance issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Office, the Office of the Dean of Students intends to address COVID-19 related behaviors that threaten or endanger the health and safety of others. FSC has developed modified disciplinary guidance for all students.
Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) remains committed to providing clinical services to the Farmingdale State College student community as we continue to adjust to the challenges posed by this pandemic.
Resources & Forms
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