COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Operational Snapshot

The latest community updates and quick links to key information are listed below.

Community Updates:

Operational Status:

Campus Status

Mask Update

  • Effective immediately (August 25, 2021), all students, faculty, staff and guests must wear masks while in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Key spaces include classrooms, meeting rooms, Reamer Campus Center (except while eating), Alumni Gym, Schaffer Library, the first-floor of common space at College Park Hall and other indoor gathering spaces.
  • Masks are not required while actively eating and drinking indoors.
  • Masks are not required for students in residence halls or for employees in their individual offices.

Testing Update [ Updated Sept. 15, 2021]

The second round of mandatory testing begins Sept. 16

  • All first-year students should retest Sept. 16 at the field house from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Returning students should test during the same hours on Friday, Sept. 17 or Monday, Sept. 20.
  • Employees can test on any of the three testing days.

Vaccination Update

  • Faculty and staff: Approximately 99 percent of those working on campus this fall have confirmed they have been vaccinated as required.
  • Students: The College expects at least 99 percent of students to be fully vaccinated by the time they arrive on campus for fall term. Unvaccinated students will not be allowed to move in or gain access to College facilities.
  • A very small number of individuals have been granted exemptions from vaccination on religious or medical grounds. Those individuals will be required to be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

Schenectady County Vaccine Appointments

Status of COVID cases in the Capital Region

Union College resides in Schenectady county and is bordered by Saratoga, Albany, Schoharie and Montgomery counties.