SUNY recently announced updated Fall 2022 COVID-19 guidance (9.6.22), and SUNY Ulster will move forward with implementation for 22-23.
SUNY Ulster continues to follow all required public health protocols to reduce, mitigate and control the spread of COVID-19.
This plan adheres to all of SUNY's required health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and faculty. These measures are subject to change, and updated plans will be circulated in the event that additional guidance is issued or updated.
The Vice President for Administrative Services, Jamie Capuano serves as SUNY Ulster’s Campus Safety Monitor. Vice President Capuano serves as the central reporter for all COVID-19 compliance reports, including daily COVID-19 testing data*, positive case reports, and quarantine status. (*COVID-19 Dashboard: SUNY no longer requires daily reporting of weekly COVID-19 testing data and will no longer maintain the SUNY COVID-19 Dashboard. (9.6.22)
Information requests and questions regarding COVID-19 compliance shall be directed to Vice President Capuano at firstname.lastname@example.org and Health Services at email@example.com.
All SUNY Ulster students attending in-person classes on the Stone Ridge, or Kingston Center campus of SUNY Ulster are required to provide proof of vaccination, or obtain a medical or religious exemption from such a requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with COVID-19 booster recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SUNY Ulster students taking coursework offsite must follow the guidelines and requirements of the host site.
In November 2021, the SUNY Ulster Board of Trustees approved policy 4.20 - SUNY Ulster Coronavirus Vaccination Policy. This policy mandates that all employees are vaccinated by December 23, 2021, or receive a medical or religious exemption from such policy.
Fully Vaccinated Students/Employees: An individual who tests positive who is fully vaccinated, are released from quarantine after day five, if they remain asymptomatic, with day zero counting as the day an individual tests positive. Students/Employees must wear face coverings while indoors on SUNY Ulster Campuses for days 6-10. Health Services will provide employees/students with a well-fitting mask.
Unvaccinated Students/Employees: An individual who tests positive, is required to quarantine for at least five days. Individuals are released from quarantine if they remain asymptomatic after five days.
Visitors to the Stone Ridge and KCSU Campus are required to complete daily health screenings and check in at the Public Safety Office located in the Hasbrouck building on the Stone Ridge Campus and the lobby of KCSU.
In partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical and Quadrant Biosciences, SUNY Ulster offers on-campus pooled COVID-19 testing.
Students and employees with approved medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate will no longer be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing. Testing will still be offered for students and employees who would like to participate on a voluntary basis. On-campus testing remains available for all SUNY Ulster students and employees who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19.
If a student, faculty, or staff member obtains a positive COVID-19 test result from an outside testing agency, or they are placed under mandatory or precautionary quarantine, they are required to notify SUNY Ulster Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facemasks will be available for pickup upon arrival on campus. Replacement cloth face masks will be available for purchase in the SUNY Ulster bookstore online. Replacement disposable face masks are provided by Health Services.
Currently, there are two rooms designated as isolation rooms on the Stone Ridge campus. These rooms are located in our Public Safety office and our Health Services suite. As a non-residential campus, these rooms are designated as isolation rooms in the event that an individual reports to campus with symptoms or develops symptoms related to COVID-19, and they are unable to transport themselves to a medical provider.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and practices for routine enhanced cleaning and disinfection:
When wearing a face covering, employees are observing the following:
As we return to the 2022-23 Academic Year, more classes will be held in a face-to-face format. Approximately 70% of classes will be offered through face-to-face modalities.
As indicated below, approximately 1,017 individuals are projected to be on-site at the Stone Ridge and Kingston Center Campus during the Spring 2022 semester.
SUNY Ulster has continued its expanded definitions for delivery modalities in an attempt to provide students with as much information as possible about how courses would be offered. The listing of course modalities is available on SUNY Ulster’s website, the Portal, and on student schedules.
SUNY Ulster remains committed to the continuous oversight of the College’s COVID-19 Safe Operations plan for the campus community. Therefore, the College will follow the strict enforcement of the Health and Safety Protocols for all members of the College. Students must review and abide by the health and safety measures provided by SUNY Ulster through plans and email communications.
Failure to comply with the College’s guidelines may result in a disciplinary warning, up to and including, suspension from SUNY Ulster. Students are expected to abide by Federal, State, County, and College regulations aimed at providing a safe environment to achieve academic success.
Students may lose access to campus facilities. Other disciplinary actions may be taken by the Student Conduct and/or Human Resources Offices. Student conduct is governed by the campus Code of Conduct.
Consistent with SUNY policy, students who are partially or completely removed from the institution due to a violation are not eligible for refunds.
Students who wish to disclose covered disabilities and receive reasonable accommodations for their disabilities should contact Disability Services at email@example.com . Additional information can be found here.
The College will maintain mental health services at pre-COVID-19 levels. In case of an immediate crisis or crime in progress, call SUNY Ulster Public Safety at 5221 on campus, or 845-687-5221 from non-campus phones. Public Safety staff are available on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or call 911.
Contact Ashley Brown, LCSW-R, Crisis Counselor/Student Affairs, 845-687-5192, firstname.lastname@example.org to talk, schedule an appointment or get more information on SUNY Ulster’s services.
If this is an emergency, please call 911, Public Safety at 845-687-5221 or
the mobile mental health unit at 1 844-277-4820.
7 days a week, 10am-10pm
JAMIE CAPUANO: Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer
MEG SHEELEY: Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Call or text to make an appointment: 845-332-5221
New York State Office of Mental Health Crisis Text Line
SUNY Ulster is committed to serving students safely in-person and to keeping our flexible electronic appointments to connect with students as well through pre-scheduled google meets, or other video or teleconferencing tools.
Face-to-face tutoring services will be available during normal business hours, as well as through the use of Zoom or Meet. Additional tutoring support is available through various online resources, such as NetTutor, provided by the college.
Appointments with staff members of the CAPS center will be scheduled in advance to reduce the density in the Center at any given time. Upon arrival, students will use their SUNY Ulster ID Card to swipe in and will remain in a designated area while waiting to be assisted.
Any in-person counseling meetings with students will be pre-scheduled. Students can choose to meet with their counselors in the TRIO common area if they feel more comfortable with that location. Face masks must be worn at all times.
Counseling meetings with students will also be encouraged through the use of Google Meet, Google Chat or Zoom Conferencing.
A limited number of student computers in the TRIO common area will be available to limit student-to-student. Students will pre-schedule the use of the technology resources. The TRIO common area will not be used for socializing or studying. Hand sanitizer will be available both inside and outside of the TRIO Office.
The Counseling Center will see students, faculty, and staff safely through an in-person appointment scheduling basis for the Spring 2022 semester.
Contact Ashley Brown, LCSW-R, Crisis Counselor/Student Affairs, at 845-687-5192, email@example.com to talk, schedule an appointment or get more information on SUNY Ulster’s services.
If this is an emergency, please call 911, Public Safety at 845-687-5221, or the ACCESS Mobile Mental Health Team (Ulster County) at 1 844-277-4820.
Campus Life events and Student Activities will be conducted through safe in-person and remote/distance learning formats throughout the spring 2022 semester. Activities include guest speakers via in-person and remote, pre-taped ceremonies, film screenings, panel discussions, online trivia events, and online club/student government meetings.
Special Events will take place through safe in-person and virtual programming opportunities. External facilities usage will be approved on a case by case basis for the spring 2022 semester with priority given to SUNY Ulster student engagement opportunities; pre-approved County and State events/trainings will take place.
Athletics will be conducted in compliance with NJCAA guidelines regarding practices and competition. Athletic activities will comply with all federal, state and local guidelines regarding sports and sporting events.
Plans for the use and cleaning of weight rooms and locker rooms will be determined prior to student use. Student athletes will share in the responsibility for cleaning items after use - this will include weights, workout equipment, and mats to ensure proper cleaning protocols are maintained.
The Student Handbook will be updated to reflect updated information relating to COVID-19 sanctions, protocols, and procedures.
Students will receive an email from the Assistant Dean of Student Services at the beginning of the spring 2022 semester reminding students of COVID-19 sanctions and the need for compliance with protocols.
Title IX education, investigations, and accommodations, will continue to be handled remotely: