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Coronavirus

Will there be any changes to the Academic Calendar?

The College plans a traditional Spring schedule for the upcoming semester, which includes holidays for Presidents Day (Feb. 21) and Spring Break (the week of March 21-25) for students. The final day of classes will be May 13 and finals will be held the week of May 16. Commencement Celebration will be held on May 21. Additional information can be found in the College’s 2021-22 Academic Calendar.

Is Keuka College requiring face masks to be worn during the Spring 2022 semester?

As of Feb. 10, 2022, the College is no longer requiring face masks to be worn by students, faculty, staff, or visitors, so long as they are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Individuals who have received an approved medical or religious exemption are expected to continue to mask, with the exception of students when they are in their own residence hall rooms or employees when in their offices alone.

Students and staff who have not yet come into full compliance with the College's vaccination/booster requirements are likewise expected to continue to wear face masks on campus at all times and be tested for COVID-19 weekly at the Health and Counseling Center.

The College also encourages anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask to continue to do so.

Finally, the Health and Counseling Center is considered a health care facility by New York State, and everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while in a health care facility, including the Health and Counseling Center.

Keuka College continues to monitor the community transmission statistics daily and is in constant communication with the county health department. All policies, including those surrounding mask use, are contingent on public health conditions and may be revised as necessary.

What are the guidelines for guests of students?

All visitors to the College, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors.

Will there be new health requirements for students?

All Keuka College students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete their series of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters before returning to campus for the Spring 2022 semester and provide appropriate documentaion to the College. In addition:

  • All students, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Masks will not be required for students when in their own residence hall rooms.
  • All visitors to the College, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors. 
  • Masks are not mandatory outdoors for vaccinated students.
What steps has the College taken to keep students healthy on campus?
  • All Keuka College students, faculty, and staff were required to complete their series of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters before returning to campus for the Spring 2022 semester and provide appropriate documentation to the College.
  • All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Masks will not be required for students when in their own residence hall rooms or employees when in their offices alone.
  • All visitors to the College, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors. 
  • Frequent hand-washing, and cleaning and disinfecting of living and learning spaces by students and employees continue to be encouraged.
  • The College continues to maintain intensified cleaning and disinfecting protocols campus-wide.
  • The College continues to make face masks available at the Health and Counseling Services office and provides numerous hand-sanitizing stations throughout the campus.
  • The College continues to designate space for students who must quarantine or isolate after exposure to the coronavirus. Blyley Hall will be used exclusively this semester for student housing in cases of coronavirus infection or exposure.
     
What other kinds of public health guidelines will be in place this spring?
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing will continue to be conducted for those individuals who are not fully vaccinated and boosted, as well as anyone believing they have come in contact with an infected individual or who is displaying symptoms of the virus. 
  • All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Masks will not be required for students when in their own residence hall rooms or employees when in their offices alone.
  • All visitors to the College, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors. 
  • Masks are not mandatory outdoors for vaccinated/boosted individuals.
  • Keuka College continues to monitor the community transmission statistics daily and is in constant communication with the county health department. All policies are contingent on public health conditions and may be revised as necessary.
     
Are there any restrictions on student travel this semester?

Keuka College is currently placing no restrictions on off-campus travel. However, the College continues to request that students, faculty, and staff exercise their best judgment when interacting in public, particularly if they are visiting counties or regions with high rates of coronavirus transmission.

Are there any restrictions on athletics and recreational activities?

Vaccinated individuals may fully participate in recreation and athletics activities but must wear masks at all times except when in direct competition. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must adhere to the following policies:
 
Outdoor Activities
All unvaccinated student-athletes and staff will be required to wear a mask when on the sidelines or otherwise unable to be physically distant. Masks are not required during on-field practice and game play. 
 
Indoor Activities
All unvaccinated student-athletes and staff will be required to wear a mask during all activities. This includes practices, competition, open gym, and utilization of the athletic training room, locker rooms, and travel on buses.
 
These masking guidelines cover athletics, intramural, and recreational events. 
 
In addition, all student-athletes, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to wear masks at all times when competing against teams whose colleges do not require vaccinations.
 
 

Will the College conduct surveillance testing during the Spring 2022 semester?

On-campus COVID-19 testing will continue to be conducted for those individuals who are not fully vaccinated/boosted, as well as anyone believing they have come in contact with an infected individual or who is displaying symptoms of the virus.