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.
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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 External link
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an exemption and elect to remain unvaccinated may withdraw and receive a full refund provided they are officially withdrawn by September 5, 2021.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.
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.
Fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff are exempt from weekly testing once they have provided their COVID vaccination documentation through the COVID Upload Form.
In addition, vaccinated students will be asked to allow SUNY access to New York State’s Vaccine Registry to confirm their status, thereby exempting them from testing requirements. The link will be emailed at a later date and included on the hub.
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to adhere to social distancing protocols, however we encourage all campus constituents to continue to do so when possible and to respect others comfort level in regards to distancing.
Anyone within the campus community should not report to work or class if they are
sick or feel sick.
Prior to returning to campus after an illness you should consult with your healthcare provider in order to determine that it is safe to do so.
Students who are unable to attend a scheduled face to face class session are required to notify their course instructor.
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.
Vaccinated individuals are not 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.