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Prevention: Physical Distancing and PPE

Guidance to help prevent disease spread

Keep up the habits that help prevent COVID-19 infection

Health and Safety This chart includes COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing a mask, using the University's chatbot, washing your hands, and standing apart.

Here’s additional details and guidance:

  • Wear a face mask. Reference FAQs about where masks need to be worn.
  • As required, complete the Dr. Chat Bot symptom screening tool every day prior to arriving on campus. For the health of all University community members, everyone must act responsibly and honestly when filling out Dr. Chat Bot.
  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water (wash for at least 20 seconds) or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Maintain social distancing—putting 6 feet of space between you and others in your daily interactions.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest.
  • Commit to following health and safety guidelines.


Latest updates

Faculty and Staff
November 24, 2020 | 01:32 pm

What the NYS Orange Zone means for the University

This is the latest set of precautionary restrictions aimed at addressing the rising COVID-19 cases seen in our region. See the updated regulations.

topics: Academics, All Students, Dining, Facilities, November 2020, Physical Distancing,
Health and Safety
September 23, 2020 | 12:23 pm

Updates on COVID-19 protocols and new student space options

Clarifying dos and don'ts related to eating and drinking on campus, masks and social distancing requirements for indoor and outdoor spaces, and personal travel for students.

topics: All Students, Dining, Facilities, Housing, PPE, September 2020,
Health and Safety
September 1, 2020 | 08:40 am

Public Health Ambassador program for students

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students can become an ambassador. Ambassadors will help promote safety practices and guidelines amid COVID-19.

topics: All Students, Physical Distancing, September 2020,
Faculty and Staff
August 31, 2020 | 03:31 pm

Guidance on fall semester events, guests and visitors

The latest guidance on the types of events that can go forward this semester, how to manage and host them safely, and updated policies for visitors and guests on campus.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Fall 2020, Human Resources, Physical Distancing,
Faculty and Staff
August 21, 2020 | 08:47 am

University on-campus mask distribution

Students, faculty, and staff on campus can obtain a free cloth face mask. See the distribution details.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Fall 2020, PPE,
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