Effective immediately, students and employees who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to participate in weekly surveillance testing during the summer. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated remain required to test weekly.
As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
To Opt-Out of Testing
SUNY Morrisville students and employees can immediately begin providing documentation showing completion of a full vaccination series to be exempt from testing. Students should upload a copy of their vaccination card to Blackboard through the course labeled “Mustangs: Stamping Out COVID,” or provide a copy to the Student Health Center either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in person. Employees also can upload a copy of their vaccination card to Blackboard through the “Mustangs Employees - Stamping Out COVID” course (administered solely by the Office of Human Resources), or provide a copy via email to the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Students and employees will be automatically enrolled in the Blackboard course. To upload your document, sign in to Blackboard using your Morrisville login information through the links above and follow the on-screen instructions.
To Continue Testing Weekly
For students and employees who are not fully vaccinated or who prefer not to provide proof of vaccination, weekly surveillance testing continues next week for students living on or commuting to campus during the summer, as well as employees who report to campus at least once every two weeks.
Testing throughout summer break for all students and employees will now be held at Helyar Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Monday and Tuesday. Please note that the week of May 31, testing will only be held on Tuesday, June 1, to recognize the Memorial Day holiday.
All Norwich Campus students who are not fully vaccinated and are registered for a summer class will continue to participate in pooled saliva testing administered at their class each Monday (with the exception of the Memorial Day holiday on May 31).
Employees are no longer required to complete the Daily Office COVID Health Screening when reporting to work on campus.