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SUNY Ulster’s comprehensive reentry plan encompassing the needs of all members of our community can be accessed here.  This plan was approved and certified by SUNY and is subject to change in the event of  new information, guidance, and/or direction from the State.

All on-site employees, students and visitors shall wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be consistently maintained and whenever walking throughout College facilities. PPE devices, including disposable face masks will be provided, at no cost, at all health services check in points.  

Hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting protocols provided by the CDC cleaning guidelines are maintained throughout our facilities.

On-site staff operations will remain limited to ensure social distancing and to maintain a reduced campus density. Each department has created a departmental safety and staffing plan, these plans outline new departmental procedures and on-site staffing levels. Each department will have limited face-to-face services available by appointment.  As this plan is subject to change due to new information, guidance, and/or direction from the State and County, staffwill prepare for a return to remote operations on a daily basis.

There is a process available for faculty, staff, and students who may have health issues or concerns related to COVID-19 to request ADA accommodations.

  • Faculty and staff who have health issues that result in a higher risk factor related to COVID-19 should file appropriate documentation for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employees  should work with the Human Resources Department and the Affirmative Action Officer (Jamie Capuano, Vice President for Administrative Services  to complete appropriate ADA paperwork and make an appropriate accommodation plan. 

Non-ADA Related Flexibility 

A majority of course work will be delivered through remote or distance learning platforms.  On-site instruction will be limited to selective labs and clinical coursework.  Faculty who reside with, or are the primary caregiver to individuals who are at higher risk for COVID-19, should work with their Department Chair, the Vice President of Academic Affairs. and the Human Resources Department to develop remote work plans that meet the needs of students.   

Each department has developed an operational safety and staffing plan.  These plans include a mandatory reduced density for each department with rotating on-site operations as needed to complete core departmental functions.  If a staff member lives with, or is a primary caregiver to an individual who is at a higher risk for COVID-19, the staff member should work with their Supervisor and the Human Resources Department to develop a remote work plan that meets the needs of the department while taking consideration of the staff member’s needs.   

Students who reside with, or are primary caregivers to individuals at a higher risk for COVID-19, and who are scheduled for face to face lab or clinical components should work with their faculty member and the Affirmative Action Officer (Jamie Capuano, Vice President for Administrative Services to determine appropriate accommodations to such requirements. 

SUNY Ulster Testing Resources:

SUNY Ulster is proud to announce that beginning the week of October 19,  all on-site Management Confidential, OPAP and CSEA Employees will be participating in pool COVID-19 testing.  Here is a link to access SUNY Ulster’s approved Fall 2020 Testing Plan.

The following MANAGEMENT CONFIDENTIAL POOLED TESTING COMMUNICATIONwas shared on October 18, 2020.  Here is the link to access the Management Confidential testingcalendar. The following CSEA POOLED TESTING COMMUNICATION was shared on October 19, 2020.  Here is a link to access the CSEA testing calendar.  The following OPAP POOLED TESTING COMMUNICATION was shared on October 21, 2020.  Here is a link to access the OPAP testing calendar.

For purposes of testing, "on-site" means employees who report to work on the Stone Ridge or Kingston Center campus on a regular basis.

This testing is being conducted in partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical.  Pool testing determines if the combined sample of a group is positive or negative for COVID-19.

Pool testing is an FDA-approved technique in which up to twelve saliva samples are collected and combined into one specimen, or “pool.” This model of testing allows more individuals to be tested at one time and provides a quicker turnaround of testing results. On-site testing ensures earlier detection of positive cases and reduces the risk of community spread. 

  • Negative Pool Results: If a pooled sample tests negative, then all individuals within that pool are presumed negative.
  • Positive Pool Results: If a pool test comes back positive, SUNY Upstate will conduct a second individual test, known as a reflex test, using the initial oral swab, to determine which individual(s) within the pool has COVID-19.  
  • Positive pool results will be immediately run for a diagnostic test. Individual diagnostic results will be available in 24 hours. 
  • Employees identified in a positive pool will be required to self-isolate while awaiting individual results and will not be allowed to access campus until individual results are determined.





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