Last revised September 15, 2023
These guidelines are subject to change.
Per SUNY policy, the COVID-19 vaccine is not required to attend SUNY Geneseo. COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged, however.
Please visit vaccines.gov for a list of COVID-19 vaccine locations.
For Students Who Feel Sick
If you test negative and feel well enough to attend class (you don't have a fever and you haven't taken fever-reducing medication), you should wear a well-fitting mask and maintain physical distance as much as possible. If you have a roommate, you may continue to reside in your residence hall room together. Both you and your roommate should mask and maintain social distancing.
If your symptoms do not allow you attend class, you should stay home (except to go to the Health Center), rest, and take care of yourself. It is your responsibility to communicate with faculty about any absences and keep up with missed work.
Please see COVID-19 health information for more information about the COVID-19 virus and managing an infection.
For Students Who Test Positive for COVID
You are strongly encouraged to adhere to CDC guidelines if you test positive for COVID. Currently, these guidelines require 5 days of isolation from the onset of symptoms and masking through day 10. You may order food and wear a mask to pick it up and return to your residence hall room.
If you have a roommate, you may continue to reside in your residence hall room together. Both you and your roommate should mask and maintain social distancing. The roommate may attend class and continue their daily activities.
Roommates of a resident who has tested positive for COVID may choose to stay somewhere else, but are responsible for the cost and arrangement.
You are expected to reach out to faculty when you miss class, and are responsible for keeping up with missed work. As with any extended absence, you may reach out to the Dean of Students (email@example.com) for assistance with notifying faculty.
The Dean of Students does not "excuse" absences or negotiate make-up work.
Employees should visit the employee COVID-19 guidance section of the Human Resources website for information about COVID-19 sickness and absences.