COVID-19 Dashboard and Campus Operations

COVID-19 Dashboard and Operation Status

Operational Status

Building Operating Status:

  • Campus buildings are open with card-reader access only.
  • In addition individuals may be required to show their daily health screening badges at times for access to the Reamer Campus Center, Alumni Gym and Schaffer Library.
Administrative Office Hours

The dashboard will be updated regularly.

Definitions
Active Cases/Individuals in Isolation - The number of individuals currently in isolation due to having tested positive through a test administered on-campus.

Quarantine - The number of students required to quarantine due to close contact with a positive individual, regardless of their quarantine location. This number reflects individuals placed in quarantine due to testing administered on-campus.

Positive Results Returned - A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Total Positive Test Results - Total number of cases since tracking began (active plus resolved).

Total Test Results Returned - Total number of test results returned from on-campus testing.

Status of COVID cases in the Capital Region

Union College resides in Schenectady county and is bordered by Saratoga, Albany, Schoharie and Montgomery counties. If you would like to see a dashboard of COVID-19 statistics in these surrounding counties go to the NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker for more information.

What happens when there is a positive case on campus?

When a member of our community tests positive for COVID-19 we will work closely with the Department of Health to follow comprehensive health and safety protocols. These protocols include contact tracing, isolation and quarantine for the individual and close contacts. In addition we will implement enhanced cleaning protocols for any space deemed necessary.

Learn more about the specific Testing, Isolation and Quarantine protocols for students, faculty and staff.

We recognize that our community will be seeking to understand the impact that the virus has on our campus. We will not notify the community of each positive case unless it substantially changes the operations of our campus. We ask that you refer to our dashboard above, which we will update with information on future positive COVID-19 cases. For general questions about the coronavirus please contact the New York State Department of Health coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Counseling Resources

We understand that living with this pandemic can be stressful, and any case that affects a member of our community is concerning. The Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center (518) 388-6161 is available to students who are looking for support at this time. Faculty and staff can access resources through the employee assistance plan.

A Healthy Union Starts with U

Union remains committed to the health and safety of the entire campus community. Each of us has a shared responsibility to comply with the guidelines.

Masks and Face Coverings

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Students, faculty, staff and visitors must have a face covering (cloth mask, bandana or surgical mask) with them at all times and it must be worn in all interior public spaces on campus and outdoors when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Social Distancing

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Social distancing, also known as physical distancing, must be practiced. This is one of the key elements for reducing the spread of infection. Individuals should maintain 6 feet distance when in public areas and from people who aren’t members of their residence.

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Hand Hygiene

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Proper hand washing is a key element of reducing the spread of infection. Individuals are expected to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water following CDC guidelines or use hand sanitizer when unable to wash their hands. Hand sanitizer stations will be posted across campus and individuals are encouraged to use them frequently.

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We will continue to monitor federal and state guidance and update the information on this site regularly. All members of our campus community will be expected to adhere to our health and safety protocols.