What You Need to Know About COVID-19 at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff while closely monitoring the development of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The college is in close contact with SUNY System Administration and the New York State Department of Health and will share updates and new guidance quickly with the SUNY Empire community.

SUNY Empire Students and Vaccines

SUNY Empire values the health and safety of our students. There’s a lot to know about vaccines and COVID-19 protocols, so we’ve put together the answers to some frequently asked questions. With the FDA's full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, SUNY policy requires students attending in-person classes or receiving any in-person academic services and supports to be fully vaccinated. Students remaining fully remote or online will not need to submit proof of vaccination, but will need to agree to not access our locations in person. Students may also seek medical or religious exemptions. Virtual supports will remain. 

Our students play an important role in keeping the SUNY Empire community healthy and safe. In this unpredictable and ever-changing environment, we ask that you check our website and your email regularly to stay up to date on our protocols. Please take these protocols seriously and help in every way you can. We’ve asked the same of our faculty and staff.

Vaccines and Verifications

What are the important links to verify my Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 plans?

What is the SUNY Empire policy on COVID-19 vaccines?

All students who plan to visit one of our locations in person, whether for study groups, services, or meetings, must be fully vaccinated and verify it by submitting the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application. Students who will attend online classes only must agree they will remain online-only for study groups and academic supports via the COVID-19 Remote/Online Attestation Form. Those who receive a temporary medical accommodation, or medical or religious exemptions will need to participate in weekly testing.

How much time do I have to get vaccinated?

The FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine on August 23. You have until Friday, September 24 to verify that you are fully vaccinated, which is 35 days from the date of approval.

I’m coming to campus only once this semester to meet with my mentor. Do I still need to verify I’m vaccinated?

Yes. Any student who will be at one of our locations for any reason — for any length of time — must fill out the Student Vaccination Verification Application.

How do you define fully vaccinated?

If you get the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, you are fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your second dose. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the one dose.

I haven’t registered for courses yet. Do I need to be vaccinated to do so?

No, you do not. However, if you are planning on attending in-person study groups or student supports, you will need to verify your vaccination status by September 24, 2021.

How long will the vaccine mandate remain in effect?

We anticipate the mandate to become permanent in the near future. The only exceptions will be students who have medical and religious exemptions, or students who will attend online classes only. Those students must agree they will remain online-only for study groups and academic supports via the COVID-19 Remote/Online Attestation Form.

How does filling out the application prove that students are fully vaccinated?

When you fill out the application, you give consent for SUNY to access information that proves you are fully vaccinated.

What are my options if I decide not to get vaccinated?

If you do not have a medical or religious exemption, you must attend all classes virtually. You’ll also have to receive all services online and meet with faculty and mentors virtually. You may do so via the COVID-19 Remote/Online Attestation Form.

I’m fully vaccinated, but am attending all classes online or remotely, and have no plans to come to a location. Do I need to let anyone the college know I’m fully vaccinated?

No. But you must submit a confirmation that states you understand you’re not allowed to use SUNY Empire’s in-person services unless you verify you’re vaccinated or submit proof you have an exemption. You may access the confirmation page here: COVID-19 Remote/Online Attestation Form.

If I’m fully vaccinated and doing everything virtually, should I bother to verify my vaccination status?

Verifying your status enables you go to a location later in the term, should you need to do so. It also will save you time if you plan to go onsite in the future. Verify your vaccination status.

Exemptions and Accommodations

How do I obtain a medical exemption?

You must submit a written letter from a licensed health care provider verifying that the COVID-19 vaccine is harmful to your health. Visit our Vaccine Exemption or Accommodation Request page for the application and instructions on how to submit your request.

How do I get a religious exemption?

Students who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs that are contrary to the COVID-19 vaccine may be exempt after submitting a written statement explaining their beliefs. Moral and philosophical differences are not religious exemptions. Visit our Vaccine Exemption or Accommodation Request page for the application and instructions on how to submit your request. 

Who is eligible for a temporary medical accommodation?

The temporary medical accommodation is intended for students who are not fully vaccinated when the mandate takes effect. This includes students who are pregnant; students who started but have not yet completed the vaccine protocol; and international students who received a COVID-19 vaccine that is not among those approved or authorized by the FDA or World Health Organization.

To get vaccinated, you may use the New York State Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling System. Many private companies and pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check with your local providers for more information.

Who will determine whether I am granted an exemption or accommodation?

A committee will make that determination on a case-by-case basis.

COVID-19 Testing

Who needs to get tested for COVID-19?

In-person students who do not provide proof of vaccination status because they have received a medical or religious exemption will be required to test weekly at the locations they enter.

How will testing work?

Test kits will be made available to students who need to complete testing. Per SUNY guidelines, COVID-19 testing must be submitted once a week. Tests are sent to testing labs. Depending on the size of your location, you will use either a pooled or individual testing protocol.

What is pooled testing?

Pooled testing combines test swabs from several people, which are then tested in a single batch.

  • Collect your test kit at the designated days and times assigned to the location you visit.
  • Follow directions on registering and testing.
  • Submit your test sample at the designated location.

You will be notified only if your pool tests positive.

What is individual testing?

Individual testing is done one person at a time.

  • Collect your test kit at your work site.
  • Follow directions on registering and testing.
  • Submit your test sample using the mailing instructions provided.

You will be notified only if you test positive.

What happens if I test positive?

If your pool tests positive, you’ll hear from a contact tracer and be required to quarantine until the positive test is identified, which usually takes a day or two. Positive tests will be reported to your county health department. Those who test positive will be interviewed for contact-tracing purposes and required to quarantine at home for 10 days from the date of the positive result. If you are negative in that pool and were not in close contact with the positive test, you may return to work the next day.

Anyone identified as being in close contact for a prolonged period with the individual who tested positive will be required to quarantine for 10 days, unless vaccinated and showing no symptoms (based on current guidance).

Onsite Location Protocols

Will SUNY Empire have in-person study groups and services in the Fall 2021 term?

Yes. SUNY Empire is welcoming students back into our locations for the Fall 2021 term. We’re excited to offer face-to-face mentoring, meetings, academic services, and access to computer labs and in-person support services.

Will study groups be in person or online?

Due to concerns over the recent spread of the delta variant, many study groups will return to our online and hybrid models. Doing so will enable you to study and learn safely from any location.

Can I see SUNY Empire staff and faculty in person?

Yes, if you have submitted proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption. We encourage you to make an appointment before showing up to a location.

Can I meet with my mentor in person?

Your mentor will be available for in-person meetings with fully vaccinated students or those who have approved exemptions. Please communicate with your mentor on the best option for you and your learning needs during the fall term. When meeting in person, please be sure to follow location meeting protocols.

How will I know if it’s okay to enter a location?

Our website is your best resource for updates and location-specific information.

Are there protocols for entering a location?

When you visit a location, we ask that you make an appointment, sign in using the Empire Entry procedure powered by the Envoy app or kiosk at our location entrances, and follow all posted protocols. Vaccines are mandatory for all students visiting our locations (unless you have an approved exemption), and all students must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

Can students access our locations?

SUNY Empire locations will be open this fall. Appointments are recommended for all students and visitors. In order to visit our locations, you must be vaccinated and wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Upon arrival, you must check into the location by using the Empire entry. This is an app powered by Envoy.

What is Empire Entry?

Any person checking into a location during the Fall 2021 term must follow the Empire Entry procedure powered by the Envoy Protect app. The app is a quick and convenient way to sign in and out of our campus locations, ensure faculty and staff are healthy and symptom-free, and monitor capacity and visitor activity. Empire Entry is part of our ongoing effort to keep our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each time you visit a SUNY Empire location, you will be required to complete the Empire Entry process, using the Envoy app. Simply access the Envoy app on your smart device and register at that location at least one hour before arriving by completing the health assessment. You must attest that you are free of COVID-19 symptoms to register and enter.

How do I get the app?

Download the Envoy app on your Apple or Android device. If you don’t have a smart device, or are unable to register before your arrival, you can access the app on the iPad kiosk at the main entrance of each location.

When do I sign in? Do I have to do it every time I go to a different location?

You should sign in at least an hour ahead of your arrival. You can also schedule your arrival at a site up to 24 hours in advance on the app. Students who need to enter multiple locations on a given day must submit a new registration for each location and sign out upon leaving. For further instructions on how to use the app, please review this guide.

What is SUNY Empire doing to disinfect its facilities?

SUNY Empire has increased its cleaning and disinfection frequency to keep our locations clean and safe for the return of faculty, staff, and students. SUNY Empire has adopted all recommended disinfecting protocols recommended by the CDC.

How often are locations cleaned?

Our locations are cleaned and disinfected daily. High-touch areas are disinfected more frequently on a regular schedule though out the week.

Will you provide cleaning supplies for student use?

Disinfecting kits, including anti-virus sprays, wipes, and hand sanitizer, are provided for your safety and may be used to sanitize your workspace.

What if I don’t comply with SUNY Empire’s COVID-19 protocols?

Failure to comply with our protocols will result in referral to the student conduct officer and may result in disciplinary action.

 

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, if you are accessing SUNY Empire in-person, you must receive a COVID-19 vaccination with limited exceptions. 

With the FDA's full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, SUNY policy requires students attending in-person classes or receiving any in-person academic services and supports to be fully vaccinated. Students remaining fully remote or online will not need to submit proof of vaccination, but will need to agree to not access our locations in person. Students may also seek medical or religious exemptions. Virtual supports will remain. 

Our students play an important role in keeping the SUNY Empire community healthy and safe. In this unpredictable and ever-changing environment, we ask that you check our website and your email regularly to stay up to date on our protocols. Please take these protocols seriously and help in every way you can. We’ve asked the same of our faculty and staff.

Vaccines and Verifications

What are the important links to verify my Fall 2021 plans?

When will my location reopen?

Beginning on August 23, most SUNY Empire locations will reopen to students for full in-person services, by appointment only. Students may then resume in-person course instruction from the start of the Fall 2021 semester on September 7. Some SUNY Empire locations are in a transition phase and/or undergoing renovations. Those locations are as follows:

  • 4 Park Avenue, Manhattan
  • Harlem
  • Shirley Chisholm, Brooklyn

We will update you on the reopening status of those locations.

How do I make an appointment?

First, please contact your faculty member or mentor to schedule an appointment, either via email or phone call.

Then, you must complete the Empire Entry procedure, powered by the Envoy app, to enter a location. After downloading the app to your smart device, simply log in using your SUNY Empire username and password, and register at the location you would like to enter by responding to the COVID-screening questionnaire in the app. Once you’re registered, you must sign in at your designated location in the app, and sign out upon leaving.

If you do not have a smart device, you may complete Empire Entry upon arriving at your location by accessing the iPad kiosk at the building’s main entrance.

More information for Students

Testing and Tracing

Fully vaccinated individuals will be exempt from mandatory weekly testing, once they provide documentation showing they’ve completed a full vaccination series. Employees can provide proof of vaccination by scanning and submitting a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of vaccination from the NYS Excelsior Pass to Kyle Parker (kyle.parker@esc.edu) in the Office of Human Resources.

Weekly COVID testing will be required for ALL onsite employees and students  who are not vaccinated.  Test kits will be made available to all employees and students per set schedule outlined below. Per SUNY guidelines, COVID testing will need to be submitted once a week. Tests are submitted to testing labs. Depending on the size of your location, you will be using either a pooled or individual testing protocol.  

Pooled Testing  

Pooled testing combines test swabs from several people, which are then tested in a single batch.  Here is the process for pooled testing:    

  • Collect your test kit at your work site on designated days and times.    
  • Follow directions on registering and testing.    
  • Submit your test sample in the designated location.    

You will be notified only if your pool tests positive.  

 If your pool tests positive, you will hear from a contact tracer and be required to quarantine until the positive test(s) is identified, which usually takes a day or two. Positive tests will be reported to your county health department.  Those who test positive will be interviewed for contact tracing purposes and required to quarantine at home for 10 days from the date of the positive result. If you are negative in that pool and were not in close contact with the positive test, you may return to work the next day. 

Anyone identified as being in close contact for a prolonged period with the individual who tested positive will be required to quarantine for 10 days, unless vaccinated and showing no symptoms (based on current guidance). 

Individual Testing  

Individual testing is done on one person at a time. The process is:  

  • Collect your test kit at your work site.    
  • Follow directions on registering and testing.    
  • Submit your test sample by following the provided mailing instructions. 

You will be notified only if your pool tests positive.  

 If your individual test comes back positive, you will hear from a contact tracer and be required to quarantine. Positive tests will be reported to your county health department.  Those who test positive will be interviewed for contact tracing purposes and required to quarantine at home for 10 days from the date of the positive result.  

Anyone identified as being in close contact for a prolonged period with the individual who tested positive will be required to quarantine for 10 days, unless vaccinated and showing no symptoms (based on current guidance). 

Quarantine  

If you are required to quarantine due to a positive test, or through contact tracing, you should work with your supervisor to determine whether you can continue to work while quarantined.  

If you are not able to work while in quarantine, you should contact the Office of Human Resources about how to use COVID-19 leave, based on the most recent Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines.  The COVID-19 leave eligibility is still in effect.  It can be used for those placed in a mandatory or precautionary quarantine and do not have the ability to continue to work from home for up to 14 days.  Any questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.  

Empire Entry:  Checking into Your Location  

Effective May 10, 2021, SUNY Empire State College transitioned to a new Empire Entry procedure powered by the Envoy Protect app. The app is a quick and convenient way to sign in and out of our campus locations, ensure faculty, staff, and students are healthy and symptom-free, and monitor capacity and visitor activity, all while eliminating the use of shared pens, notepads, and other items. Empire Entry is part of our ongoing effort to keep employees healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Each time you work onsite at a SUNY Empire location, you will be required to complete the Empire Entry process. Simply access the Envoy app on your smart device and register at that location at least one hour before arriving by completing the health assessment. You must attest that you are free of COVID-19 symptoms to register and enter.  

The Envoy app can be downloaded to either your Apple or Android device. If you don’t have a smart device, or are unable to register before your arrival, you will have the option to register by accessing the app via an iPad kiosk at the main entrance of each location.  

You may also schedule your arrival at a site up to 24 hours in advance on the app. Employees or students who need to enter multiple locations on a given day will have to submit a new registration for each location and must sign out upon leaving. For further instructions on how to use the app, please review this guide.  

To be eligible to enter a site, employees and students must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 or have had an evaluation and been cleared by their primary care provider. The CDC has provided the following list of potential symptoms:  

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past 14 days?  
  • Is your temperature greater than or equal to 100°F? 
  • Have you had any known close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?  
  • Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of Breath  
  • Trouble Breathing 
  • Fever  
  • Chills  
  • Muscle pain  
  • Headache  
  • Sore Throat  
  • New Loss of Taste  
  • New Loss of Smell

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you will not be able to register at or enter a site.

If the answer is “No” to all of the screening questions, you will receive the “Green Check” to enter. Detecting these symptoms or potential exposures early, before the employee/student even arrives onsite, will help reduce potential exposure to, and spread of, the virus.  

The Daily Health Report is electronic and easily found by using the Envoy App. You can download this app to your smart phone or tablet. This app will also be helpful to receive updates and any announcement notifications.  

Student Support Services

SUNY Empire continues to offer robust student services virtually, including:

At the limited-open locations noted above, we will offer the following in-person services by appointment only:

  • Student services
  • Academic support
  • Computer labs

Mental Health Resources

In addition to the mental health resources that SUNY provides all students, as well as our own health and wellness offerings, SUNY Empire also partners with ThrivingCampus, an application providing access to local mental health professionals. This application allows students to find local mental health options by filtering for the types of requirements they are looking for in a mental health provider. Students without health insurance are able to find providers who work on a sliding scale based upon income for payment. 

 

In order to help reduce density, most of our campus locations will follow a distance learning model beginning March 17, 2020 and continuing through the Spring 2021 Term. Some locations began to phase-in employees and staff in Fall 2020. During Summer 2021, SUNY Empire State College will initiate a phase-in of the rest of its faculty and staff, planning for return to full-time onsite work and student instruction by the start of the Fall 2021 semester. This will also coincide with a transition from appointment-only student visits to full walk-in service. For further details, please review these important documents:

Revised Guidance for State Agencies Affirmation (PDF 167kB)

SUNY Telecommuting Policy Fall 2021 (PDF 2,032kB)

Return to Work Plan 8/21 (PDF 706kB)

Updated Telecommuting for COVID-19 and Vaccination (PDF 124kB)

 

For additional location-by-location guidance, please review:

SUNY Empire's Return to Onsite Plan

The portion of the state telecommuting pilot program related to COVID-19 accommodations set to expire September 7 has been extended through October 12, 2021. Meanwhile, SUNY System Administration and the Governor's Office of Employee Relations agreed upon a new Telecommuting Policy that will take effect September 7 through December 31, 2021. Given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated masking guidelines in areas of substantial or high transmission, SUNY Empire is updating its Return to Onsite Plan accordingly:

Phase 1: June

Who:    

  • Staff as directed by President’s office to return onsite before July 2.   
    • June 1: President’s Cabinet onsite a minimum of two days per week.  
    • June 7: President’s Council onsite a minimum two days per week.  
    • June 28: Director level, at a minimum of one day onsite that week. 

Notes:    

  • Student contact and communication continues virtually.     
  • Building doors remain locked, with ID badge access only.    
  • Meetings may take place in small groups and will be limited to room capacities and socially distanced. See NYSDOH Guidance.    

Phase 2: July 6  (Many locations will resume this schedule on August 9)

Who:    

  • All Phase 1 Cabinet and Council report (minimum Monday-Thursday) onsite.    
  • Staff shall report onsite in groups.      
  • Group A, a minimum of Monday/Tuesday    
  • Group B, a minimum of Wednesday/Thursday    
  • Group A/B will be required to report with both groups (minimum  Tuesday/Wednesday).   
  • Directors will be expected to be onsite to welcome their groups. 

Faculty on reading period may remain on reading period and are expected to return to their onsite locations at the end of reading period. However, faculty are welcome to use their offices as needed. For access, please email: COVID@esc.edu.  

Notes:    

  • Staff must follow all new protocols.   
  • You will be required to complete  Empire Entry, powered by the ENVOY app.  
  • Student communication continues virtually.     
  • Building doors remain locked, with ID badge access only.   
  • Enter any needed work tickets be it for a Facilities incident or I.T. incident 

Meetings may take place, and should be limited to room capacities and socially distanced. See NYSDOH Guidance

Phase 3: July 19

Who:    

  • Staff and details as indicated in Phase 1 and Phase 2.  

Notes:    

  • Continue to follow all new protocols.   
  • You will be required to complete Empire Entry, powered by the ENVOY app.  
  • Student contact and communication continues virtually.     
  • Building door  remain locked, with ID badge access only.  
  • Meetings may take place and should be limited to room capacities and socially  distanced. See NYSDOH Guidance

Phase 4: August 9  - September 3

Who:  

  • Staff will resume July schedule, which in many cases is an alternating A/B schedule. Please consult with your supervisor and report any changes to Human Resources.
  • August 23: students return for in-person services by appointment only. Appointments may last up to one hour.

Notes:    

  • Normal planning/work/operations.  
  • Student contact and communication allowed onsite beginning August 23 according to and following room capacity levels. 
  • Building doors  are unlocked during business hours.     
  • Meetings may take place and should be limited to room capacities and socially distanced. See NYSDOH Guidance

September 7 - October 12, 2021

The current state telecommuting agreement for COVID-19 precautions and vaccinations has been extended as of September 3, 2021: Updated Telecommuting for COVID-19 and Vaccination (PDF 124kB). This allows employees given COVID-19 remote work accommodations to continue to telecommute through October 12, 2021. The deadline for SUNY Empire employees to receive at least one does of a COVID-19 vaccine has also been extended to October 12. 

September 7 - December 21, 2021

The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has approved SUNY Telecommuting Policy Fall 2021 (PDF 2,032kB). This now allows SUNY Empire State College to move forward with a campus-level telecommuting option from September 7 through December 31, 2021. Key aspects of the policy include:

  • Employees who receive approval for a telecommuting work plan will be eligible to work offsite for up to five (5) days per pay period.
  • Telecommuting arrangements will be approved only when they support the operational needs of the college and enable the college to continue providing the highest level of service possible.
  • The telecommuting policy applies across all bargaining units.

Locations in Transition:    

During the past year, SUNY Empire has closed certain locations. If you have a question regarding your new onsite location, or are not certain about where you should report, please reach out to the Office of Human Resources.    

We are currently finishing construction projects at several new locations, which may cause a delay in opening at these sites specifically:  

  • 4 Park Ave, Manhattan  
  • Harlem  
  • Brooklyn, Shirley Chisholm   

Masking

At this time, SUNY Empire requires all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear a mask inside its locations, regardless of vaccination status. For further information on masking guidance, please consult the updated Return to Work Plan 8/21 (PDF 706kB).

SUNY Empire State College leadership continues to monitor the evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated masking guidance, recommending fully vaccinated individuals resume wearing masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. This comes in response to an increase in what are known as “breakthrough infections” as a result of the Delta variant now circulating in the United States. Several of our sites fall within the “substantial or high transmission” zones.

Vaccinations

In late July, Governor Cuomo announced that all 130,000 state employees will be required to receive a full regimen of a two-dose or single-dose COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day, September 6. With the extension of the state telecommuting pilot program for COVID-19, this date has been extended to October 12, 2021. This includes faculty and staff here at SUNY Empire. Faculty and staff who do not get vaccinated, whether by personal choice, or for medical or religious exemptions, must undergo COVID-19 testing once a week. The state is currently working with our respective unions to finalize an agreement on this program. 

Important Employee Document

All state employees, including those at SUNY Empire State College, have been asked to read, sign, and return a form to human resources, entitled Revised Guidance for State Agencies Affirmation (PDF 167kB). The form was drafted by the New York State Department of Health and outlines minimum guidelines that all employees must follow regarding masking, social distancing, and other health and safety protocols based on their vaccination status. By signing this document, you acknowledge the updated health and safety protocols. Employees will not be required to show proof of vaccination status. However, unvaccinated employees or those who do not provide proof of vaccination status will be required to participate in weekly pooled or individualized testing depending on your campus location.

After reading the form carefully, you must sign it at the bottom and return it to hrdepartment@esc.edu or Kyle Parker at kyle.parker@esc.edu in human resources.  Signed forms must be submitted by July 9, or no later than three business days after an employee returns to work. 

Masking

At this time, SUNY Empire requires all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear a mask inside its locations, regardless of vaccination status. For further information on masking guidance, please consult the updated Return to Work Plan 8/21 (PDF 706kB).

SUNY Empire State College leadership continues to monitor the evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated masking guidance, recommending fully vaccinated individuals resume wearing masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. This comes in response to an increase in what are known as “breakthrough infections” as a result of the Delta variant now circulating in the United States. Several of our sites fall within the “substantial or high transmission” zones.

Employee Vaccinations

In late July, Governor Cuomo announced that all 130,000 state employees will be required to receive a full regimen of a two-dose or single-dose COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day, September 6. With the extension of the state telecommuting pilot program for COVID-19, this date has been extended to October 12, 2021. This includes faculty and staff here at SUNY Empire. Faculty and staff who do not get vaccinated, whether by personal choice, or for medical or religious exemptions, must undergo COVID-19 testing once a week. The state is currently working with our respective unions to finalize an agreement on this program.


Important Resources

Faculty and Staff

The SUNY Empire State College community is volunteering, organizing, and donating their time and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read about the good work being done across the state.

Contact Us with Questions or Concerns

Students: Contact the Student Information Center at 1stop@esc.edu or 1-800-847-3000, ext. 2285.

Employees: Contact Director of Facilities Joshua Fleming at joshua.fleming@esc.edu.

Media: Contact Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing Solomon Syed at solomon.syed@esc.edu@esc.edu

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