Welcome back, Mustangs! As we begin the Spring 2021 semester today, please find below reminders regarding health screening and testing requirements for all students, faculty and staff who will attend classes on campus, live on campus or plan to use campus facilities. Please also find below important updates for our dining services.
A complete “What Students Should Know – COVID-19 and Returning to Campus” informational guide also is available on our return to campus webpage.
Complete a Daily Health Screening
All residential and commuter students should perform a daily health screening prior to leaving their residence or coming to campus. An email will be sent to all student email accounts each morning with a link to complete the Daily Self-Screening Checklist, which contains three questions pertaining to early signs and symptoms of possible COVID-19 and exposure risk, as well as guidance on what to do if you develop possible signs or symptoms.
State University of New York (SUNY) Administration requires the use of the Campus COVID Screening App for all employees, each day they are working on campus. The daily health screening app should be completed either prior to reporting for work or within the first hour of arriving to campus.
Should an employee answer “yes” to any of the screening questions, they should remain home or immediately leave campus.
Mandatory Weekly COVID-19 Testing
As mandated by SUNY, all students, faculty and staff who are physically on campus throughout the semester will be required to participate in pooled saliva testing every Tuesday or provide documentation of a positive COVID-19 test within the last three (3) months and have since completed the proper isolation and quarantine protocols. This requirement applies to all students who commute to campus and all students who live on campus, as well as faculty and staff who will work in person.
Testing will take place each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Recreation Center. For commuter students who are not on campus regularly on Tuesdays, a separate email will be sent to you regarding testing accommodations. During all testing, please bring your Morrisville ID card, or have your M number handy, so we can confirm your participation.
Note: If you are a residential student and participated in testing during move-in weekend Feb. 5-7, you are not required to participate in testing again until Tuesday, Feb. 16. You are still welcome to participate in testing on Tuesday, Feb. 8, if you would like, however.
Frequently check the SUNY COVID-19 Dashboard
SUNY maintains a comprehensive dashboard of COVID-19 testing and infection rate status across the system and at each campus.
Dining Services Updates
The procedures, locations and operating hours for all SUNY Morrisville dining options can be found on our dining procedures webpage. Please also find below specific updates regarding Seneca Dining Hall and Mustang Alley, as well as new online ordering options.
Seneca Dining Hall
Beginning today, Feb. 8, Seneca Dining Hall will have limited indoor seating available. Seating should be available at the top of every hour for 45 minutes (i.e. Students should be able to find available seats at 8 a.m., but must leave by 8:45 a.m. for cleaning, disinfecting and preparation for the next seating at 9 a.m.). Students can still come at any time and take their meals to-go.
Mustang Alley remains open for carryout only. Mustang Alley will be marked with a designated entrance and orders will be placed at the Field of Greens station. Once orders are placed, you must exit Mustang Alley through the designated exit area until your order is ready.
When your order is ready, your order number will show on the television screens located in the Student Activities Center (STUAC) lobby. You will then reenter Mustang Alley in the designated pick-up line, pick up your food order and exit through the designated exit area. No in-house seating will be available.
Online Ordering Available
As a reminder, all plans are subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction received from SUNY Administration, the State of New York and the Office of the Governor. If changes are made to our return-to-campus plan, we will post them on the college website and send to SUNY Morrisville email accounts.
Wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, wherever possible, are the best way to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Students and employees are required to wear face coverings when in all public spaces, and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained.