COVID-19 Updates

New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Publication Date

Dear Students,

We understand the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory has caused concern for students living in one of the states on the restricted list. Today we are writing to provide options and guidance for students who are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York. Please note: All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete this form upon entering New York. We advise all families to stay up-to-date and follow the latest information available on the N.Y. State COVID-19 Travel Advisory site.

Additionally, we are following the CDC recommendation that international students or students returning to the U.S. from another country also quarantine for 14 days.

Students affected by the quarantine requirements, including those traveling from other countries, will have the following options for quarantine. Students need to inform us of their quarantine plan by Aug. 6 at 5pm using this Union College form.

Student/Family-Coordinated Quarantine
Students and families can make their own arrangements to quarantine in New York, or in a state that is not on the restricted list. These arrangements could include staying with friends and family, staying at a hotel or booking a short-term rental. Students choosing this option would need to complete a form at move-in, attesting to their location for the 14 days prior to their arrival on campus. Please note: The restricted state list changes on a regular basis. If the state you are quarantining in shows up on the restricted list before your arrival to N.Y., you will need to begin a new 14-day required quarantine in a state not on the list.

College-Coordinated Quarantine
Students who are planning to quarantine without family members may choose to do so through the College. We are coordinating spaces to accommodate students and will work directly with individuals who prefer this option. We will work with you to determine arrival dates and testing procedures.

Additional information regarding move-in dates and times, for students living on campus, will be sent in the coming days.

As a friendly reminder the College will be closed on Friday July 31st. We will respond to your inquires when we return on Monday.

Move-in and Quarantine FAQs [UPDATED 8/5]

Fran'Cee Brown-McClure
Vice President for Student Affairs and
Dean of Students Office