COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Operational Snapshot

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

Community Messages

Free employee at-home tests

Available with Union health Insurance

With the recent changes in our COVID-19 testing guidelines on campus, it is still important to test at home with an at-home test if you are feeling ill or have been exposed. Keep in mind that symptoms can range from allergy-like to flu-like symptoms.

As a reminder, through our Optum Rx coverage, you can purchase at-home COVID-19 test kits for $0 copay at specific locations. The kits can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Kinney Drugs
  • Rite-Aid
  • Sam's Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Online at the Optum Store (optumrx.com)

Purchases from other locations can be submitted for reimbursement of up to $12 per test.

Available to all employees

COVID.gov/tests - Get free at home COVID-19 Tests

Status of COVID cases in the Capital Region

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