Operations and COVID-19
This plan has been created based on SUNY and New York State Department of Health guidelines, which focus on ensuring health and safety of our students, visitors, faculty, and staff while sustaining the delivery of quality instruction.
All Students who are planning a presence on campus this semester:
- SUNY requires all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster (as soon as you are eligible to receive).
Students must submit their COVID-19 vaccination BEFORE THE START OF THE SEMESTER at SUNY Vaccination Registration site (login with your Clinton email and password) or bring/send a copy of their vaccination card to the Health or Admissions office.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to John Borner, Dean of Students, at email@example.com or 518-562-4121.
- Local pharmacies offer walk-in vaccinations
- Clinton County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Thursday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 133 Margaret St. in Plattsburgh. Call 518-565-4848 to schedule your time.
The following safety and testing protocols are in place:
Campus Safety Rules
All members of the College Community are required to wear masks in all classrooms and labs on campus. Masks are currently optional in hallways and public areas of the college.
Please practice social distancing and sanitize your hands frequently.
Please remain home if you are not feeling well, have a fever over 100 or believe you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
The Clinton County Health Department is an excellent resource for questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine availability and protocol if you have been exposed to the virus.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to provide documentation of their COVID-19 vaccine to the Human Resource Office.
Students are required to provide documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine to the College Health Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are mandated by SUNY to be vaccinated by Sept. 27, 2021. Students unvaccinated due to religious or medical reasons must submit the COVID-19 Religious Exemption Form or COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form to the Health Office (Moore 141M) or email@example.com.
- For questions, concerns regarding these protocols or for assistance, please contact the Campus Safety Officers at (518)593-0777 or John Borner, Dean of Student Affairs at (518) 562-4121 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All currently unvaccinated students/faculty/staff who come to campus for classes, meetings, and work are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 Pooled Testing. Vaccinated students/faculty/staff are required to participate in the COVID-19 testing once a month. Please check emails for times and locations.
Those new to pool testing must register at https://www.suny-covid-test.com and create an account (you can type the word "NONE" in the insurance and student ID fields - just be sure to bring a driver's license or college ID).
At testing, log in at www.suny-covid-test.com and present your mobile device (phone or tablet) to the greeter upon arrival each time you test. There will be laptops available to log in at the testing table.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES PRIOR TO TAKING YOUR TEST:
No teeth brushing and/or mouthwash within three (3) hours prior to test
No eating or drinking (includes chewing gum, mints or lozenges) 30 minutes prior to test
No smoking/vaping/use of smokeless tobacco products 30 minutes prior to test
SUNY, Clinton County Health Department and Clinton CC retain the discretion to pause/cancel campus activities in response to increased transmission of COVID-19. Faculty, staff and students will be notified via the Clinton CC website and other communication (media) channels as conditions are identified.
We appreciate your patience!