Any reopening activities will closely follow state guidelines and phased gateways for the Finger Lakes Region. The UR Guidance document is based upon several key sources. First, the phases outlined align with the New York State (NYS) “Metrics to Guide Reopening New York” and closely follows New York State recommendations outlined in Guidance for Higher Education, along with state guidance for other relevant industries. In addition, this guidance builds upon framing outlined in the American Enterprise Institute Report National Coronavirus Response: a Road Map to Reopening (March 28, 2020) and the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. This Plan is subject to change as federal and state guidelines are amended.
As reopening activities commence, the University will continue to work closely with the Monroe County Department of Public Health in monitoring infection levels in our community and University representative remain active participants in the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room. In addition, we receive daily guidance from the University of Rochester Medical Center.