Special Announcements

COVID Protocol Updates

Effective Monday, September 20, mask wearing in outdoor settings is not required, but is still strongly encouraged when social distancing is not possible. Our requirement that you wear a mask indoors-unless you are eating, or are in your residence hall room or alone in your office/workspace-remains unchanged.

Also beginning on Monday, Alfred University faculty and staff will be required to complete daily health screenings as part of our efforts to stay ahead of the spread of COVID on our campus. These required screenings are currently mandated by the New York State HERO Act and apply to all staff and faculty, regardless of COVID vaccination status. The daily screening consists of the following three questions:

* Are you currently experiencing, or have you recently experienced (in the last 48 hours), any new or worsening COVID-19 symptoms?
* Have you had close contact (being within six feet for at least 10 minutes over a 24-hour period) or proximate contact (as determined by health authorities) in the past 10 days with any person confirmed by diagnostic test, or suspected based on symptoms, to have COVID-19? (If you have been fully vaccinated, you may answer "no" to this question, unless you are exhibiting symptoms.)
* Have you tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?

Please be diligent in completing your daily screenings and in following all our COVID protocols. Your continued willingness to do so is key to our efforts to protect the health and safety of our campus and local communities.

Alfred University COVID Test Team

Posted By: Jeff McDowell