COVID-19 Updates

COVID Weekly Update - Week ending May 21, 2021

Publication Date
Nott shot


As of 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, Union had:
1 active cases/individuals in isolation (0 students, 1 faculty/staff)
0 students in quarantine
For more information, visit the COVID-19 dashboard.


As of May 17, 66 percent of employees and 52 percent of students have reported being fully vaccinated via emocha. For more details, see our vaccination dashboard on the COVID-19 Dashboard page.


New Outdoor Masking Guidelines - As of May 19, outdoor masking is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status. For details about masking requirements for other scenarios, please see the PPE section of Union Where You Are.


The seven-day positivity rate in Schenectady County is 1.2 percent.


Staff Community Conversation - Wednesday, May 26 at 1 p.m. • Register Here Hosted by Michele Gibson and Beth Glassman
Faculty Community Conversation - Thursday, May 27 at 1:20 p.m. (Common Hour) Hosted by Strom Thacker • Zoom link will be available on the Academic Affairs: Faculty Governance page


The annual Steinmetz Symposium launches in virtual format today. Additional, live-streamed content, including a panel in tribute to and honor of the late Professor Michael Hagerman, launches tomorrow. Check out the program and content on the Steinmetz website. Many thanks to Director of Undergraduate Research Professor Chad Orzel, Ruth Cotter, library and ITS staff, faculty advisors, and everyone else who made this happen. And congratulations to all of our talented student researchers, artists and performers for their accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your amazing work with our community.


Vaccines are now widely available across the region. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please do so and upload your records to emocha after each shot.

Have a question or need more information on something related to the College’s COVID-19 response, email