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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

金牌澳门平台This page contains information from SUNY Geneseo related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click the tabs below to view updates, FAQs and resources.

How SUNY Geneseo is Responding to COVID-19

SUNY Geneseo continues to closely monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 while adhering to the specific recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, and the NYS Department of Health (DOH), along with guidance from SUNY and the Governor of New York.

The College has established a COVID-19 task force that meets regularly to discuss prevention, response, and contingency plans. SUNY has also convened a task force charged with relaying the latest guidance and information from the DOH to its 64 campuses.

金牌澳门平台The CDC is continuously updating its and the situation is also being closely monitored on the web page. In addition, SUNY is providing updates on its own .

    Latest Updates

    August 3: Returning to Geneseo

    Returning to Geneseo

    August 3 (Email to students from Vice President for Student and Campus Life Michael Taberski)

    Dear students,

    金牌澳门平台All of us here at SUNY Geneseo are very pleased to welcome you to campus this fall! We are doing our best to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our campus community, and a smooth return to Geneseo will help set the stage for a successful semester. 

    金牌澳门平台Here is some essential information to help you navigate your return. Please read this entire email as it applies to all students:

    Pre-Arrival Testing and Quarantining

    金牌澳门平台In order to return to campus, all residential and off-campus students will be required to:

    1. Take a COVID-19 test no earlier than 14 days before their arrival in Geneseo 
    2. Submit a negative test result to Student Health and Counseling seven to 14 days before their arrival in Geneseo
    3. Quarantine for seven days prior to their arrival in Geneseo

    金牌澳门平台Students who test positive in their pre-arrival test will be required to quarantine at home until released by their county health department. It will be the student’s responsibility to send that release to the Dean of Students office once it is granted. 

    It is strongly recommended that the test be performed within the week prior to entering the mandatory seven-day, pre-arrival quarantine to ensure you have enough time to receive your test results and complete your quarantine. Please note that antibody test results will not be accepted. For a list of testing centers, visit the .

    Students Traveling from Out of State or International Locations

    All students traveling to Geneseo from another country or from a state on the are required to quarantine for 14 days. This applies to all students, whether they live on campus or off campus. All such students must complete the online and submit a screenshot of it to the College before entering their quarantine period. Resident (on-campus) students should email screenshots to Residential Life at reslife@inbhpnet.com; off-campus students should email them to the Dean of Students at deanstu@inbhpnet.com.

    Resident (on-campus) students may quarantine on campus, and the has places to indicate out-of-state or international travel plans. Resident students who need to return to campus early for a mandatory 14-day quarantine may arrive as early as August 9 and will receive separate directions from the College. 

    Move-In Day and Time Request Form

    金牌澳门平台Students who will be living on campus should complete the to indicate their move-in date and time preference. Time slots are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Within one business day of completing the move-in form, all students will receive a confirmation of their move-in day and time as well as additional information about move-in day procedures. Students who do not fill out the form by August 7 will be assigned a move-in time and date. 

    New and Returning Resident Students Move-In Dates

    New students may choose a three-hour window between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on either Wednesday, August 26, or Thursday, August 27. Please note that these dates are slightly different than the ones provided in early July.

    金牌澳门平台Returning students may choose a three-hour window between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on either Friday, August 28, or Saturday, August 29.

    Residents may request an early move-in on Sunday, August 23. Check-in for early arrivals will occur in the student’s assigned residence hall. 

    Off-Campus Students

    Students living off campus should work with their landlords or apartment management to ensure a safe move-in and fall semester. Common sense and preventative measures can help keep off-campus dwellings safe and healthy for residents and visitors. For more information on creating a healthy living environment, visit Breaking the Chain of Infection

    Move-In Health and Safety Guidelines

    • Students or helpers may not come to campus if they have a fever, any respiratory symptoms, or a positive COVID-19 test.
    • Each resident can bring two helpers to campus, but one must remain with their vehicle.
    • Elevator use is limited to one resident and one helper. 
    • Overnight on-campus accommodations will not be available to helpers.
    • Face masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times.
    • Physical distancing must be maintained. 
    • High-contact surfaces should be disinfected regularly.
    • Hands should be washed frequently. 

    If you have any questions, please email restart@inbhpnet.com

    Best wishes for an enjoyable rest of your summer! Everyone at Geneseo is excited to welcome you to campus in a few short weeks. 

    Sincerely,

    Michael Taberski
    金牌澳门平台 Vice President for Student and Campus Life

    July 22: Fall Academic Plans

    Fall Academic Plans

    July 22 (Email to students from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stacey Roberston)

    Please also see a BRIEF slide summary of the key points in this email.

    As we move into the last weeks of the summer, I am reaching out to share information about your courses and schedule for the fall semester. We know that you are likely anxious about your classes, and this email is intended to provide information on some of the more common questions that students might have.

    This email contains information only about academic programming in the fall. Although it is a lengthy email, I hope that you will read through it in its entirety as it contains important information about your classes and the learning experience for the fall. The key topics covered in this email include:

    • Information on fall teaching modes: Definitions of online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes and how you can adjust your schedule.
    • Information on the academic experience for the fall: Helping you envision what fall classes will look like, reminders about the benefits of an on-campus learning experience, and resources to help you thrive in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.

    If you have questions about other elements of the campus experience, please refer to the Restart Geneseo金牌澳门平台 resource to determine the correct office to contact. The Restart Geneseo page has comprehensive information on planning for campus activities, housing, dining, and public health measures.

    Information on Teaching Modes for Fall Classes

    金牌澳门平台The Fall 2020 schedule was developed prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the changed circumstances we now face, the college has necessarily adjusted teaching modalities for fall courses. These decisions reflect a variety of factors including available space, the size of the class, faculty needs regarding health concerns, and the most effective teaching mode in different subjects. This means that most student schedules will include a mix of online, hybrid, and fully face-to-face courses. Regardless of the mode of delivery, you will be participating in a high-quality learning experience that reflects Geneseo’s many strengths.

    The Registrar’s Office will be emailing all students separately when the course schedule has been finalized with information on teaching mode. Key things to note are:

    • You can find information on what type of courses (online, hybrid, or face-to-face) you are enrolled in for the fall by checking your schedule in Knightweb (accessible through ). Modality for all courses is also listed in the master schedule at .
    • If you would like to adjust your fall schedule based on the mode of delivery, you will be able to do so beginning August 3. At any point between August 3 and the end of the drop/add period on September 4, you may adjust your schedule by dropping classes and/or adding classes with available seats. The Registrar’s Office webpage has a help sheet that explains how you can adjust your schedule.
    • The Office of the Dean for Academic Planning and Advising can assist students who have extraordinary needs for schedule adjustments. When possible, we can also assist you with adjusting your schedule to include a good balance of online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. If you have unique needs, please fill out .

    Definitions of Online/Hybrid/Face-to-Face Classes

    Online: All course materials are accessible in Canvas, our campus learning management system. You’ll be interacting with your faculty and other students virtually. This may include a combination of self-paced work that you do on your own, live sessions through Zoom or another platform, collaborative online discussions, and group or individual projects.

    • Some courses will be “asynchronous.” This means that you can move through the course materials independently, with engagement primarily happening in discussion boards or other formats that you can access at any time.
    • Other courses will have a “synchronous” component. This means that if you can, you will be expected to join a live class session, which may include discussion or other interactive class activities. Although this mode of teaching is different from a traditional college classroom, Geneseo faculty have done extraordinary work in ensuring that our online courses are accessible, engaging, and reflect the best components of our student-centered approach to learning.

    Hybrid: This involves a mix of in-person activities on campus with online work. In a traditional course your in-person experiences might include lectures, group discussions, or hands-on work; in a hybrid course, some elements — such as lectures or demonstrations — will be accessible online, and your in-person experience will include in-class discussions, experiments, problem sets, performances, or other types of work that is enhanced by opportunities to be in the classroom with your faculty and peers. You should expect that some of your hybrid classes may be divided into cohorts for in-person meetings in response to physical distancing requirements. As with online courses, our faculty have been working hard to ensure that learning experiences in hybrid classes are engaging and accessible.

    Face-to-face classes:金牌澳门平台 These classes will be conducted in-person on campus. Courses have been scheduled in rooms large enough to accommodate physical distancing requirements.

    The On-Campus Experience During COVID-19

    Even if the majority of your classes this fall are taught entirely online, there are good reasons for students to be on campus. Joining us on campus will provide you with easy access to a variety of offices and resources that can support your academic success and engagement. The college has excellent internet access and technology, which means that you’ll have unbroken and dependable access to your online coursework. Our library services will be available. Campus study spaces will be open, and you can use them as places to connect with other students and quietly complete your coursework. We also have a team of on-campus academic support resources including tutors, peer mentors, faculty and professional staff here to help support you.

    Additionally, our colleagues in Student and Campus Life have been working through the summer to ensure that on-campus students will have access to a wide range of engagement opportunities金牌澳门平台 that meet guidelines for public health and physical distancing. Although we expect that all students will have an impactful and engaging fall semester, students on campus will be well-served with opportunities to interact in person with other students, faculty, and campus programming.

    金牌澳门平台We know that the fall will look different from a traditional semester at Geneseo. Above all, we want to ensure that we’re protecting the health of members of our campus community. That means that you’ll see some additional precautions that are in line with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, and local authorities. Some things that you’ll notice include:

    • All members of the college community will be wearing face masks in academic buildings and common areas. In some classes, faculty may wear clear face shields. Although you are strongly encouraged to bring your own face masks, the college will also be providing masks for anyone who needs one. If you need your faculty to wear a transparent face covering (e.g., to enable lip reading), you can let them know directly or reach out to the Office of Accessibility at access@inbhpnet.com.
    • Classroom density will be reduced to accommodate physical distancing requirements. Seating will be arranged to guarantee six-foot distancing, and there may be some layout modifications to promote safety (for example, plexiglass shields around the faculty lectern).
    • Everyone on campus will be asked to complete a daily symptom check through an online app. This is a very simple process where you’ll be asked to confirm that you are not experiencing any of the common symptoms associated with COVID-19.
    • All students now have access to the Navigate student app, which gives you convenient access to information about campus offices, your class schedule, resources for finding study buddies in your classes, and other vital resources. You can sign up at the or download the app to your mobile device.
    • We’ve also adjusted the academic calendar for the fall semester to ensure the health and safety of the campus and to help facilitate a transition to remote instruction if necessary. The traditional fall break has been eliminated and we have added two “rejuvenation days” in the middle of week four (Sept. 30) and week eight (Oct. 27). These rejuvenation days are intended to give you a break from classes to regroup and recharge mid-semester. The Thanksgiving holiday occurs as normally scheduled at week 12. If conditions do not support in-person classes after Thanksgiving break, the balance of the semester will be completed remotely.

    As we work through the fall semester, please know that the college community is here to support students in our most important work: educating students. We want to encourage everyone to practice growth-minded approaches to the coming semester, which may require flexibility, understanding, compassion, and self-reflection. We’ll do everything possible to ensure that you have a smooth and safe fall semester.

    Protecting Your Community: What Are We Asking From Students?

    Above all, we want you to take care of yourselves and do what you can to protect others in our community. It’s essential that if you’re feeling unwell, you stay home from in-person classes to protect both yourself and others in our community.

    Our commitment to community safety also means that we need everyone on campus to take guidance about public health seriously. That means practicing good hygiene and physical distancing, avoiding large public gatherings, and behaving in a way that is socially- and civically-responsible. Remember that some who are infected with COVID-19 may have no symptoms, so please be responsible by wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing.

    We also recognize that the pandemic may contribute to stress and anxiety. Taking care of yourself also means attending to these needs. If you need a break, take it, and keep in mind the college’s resources that support general health and wellbeing (link to Lauderdale).

    Support for Academic Success

    Geneseo has a range of academic support services that can help you stay on track and succeed in classes. We encourage you to make use of these resources as part of your normal studying routine. Early interactions with your faculty, tutoring resources, learning centers, supplemental instruction, and peer mentoring programs will set you up for success and are always more impactful when used proactively rather than after you’ve experienced setbacks or challenges. Note that for the 2020-21 academic year, while there will be some face-to-face opportunities to use academic support resources, all will be available online for students who are unable to be on campus or meet in-person. The resources available at the college include:

    • Tutoring and Learning Centers: The Writing Learning Center (link) and Math Learning Center (link) offer by-appointment and drop-in tutoring for any student who would like to work on writing or computational skills. Many departments also offer discipline-specific tutoring particularly for students in introductory courses.
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI): In courses with SI, academic peer mentors who have been successful in courses offer additional out-of-class opportunities to review and reinforce course materials. SI sessions generally meet weekly and are especially impactful if you attend regularly. Information about tutoring and SI can be found on the college’s Academic Support Services webpage and will be updated with hours early in the fall semester.
    • Academic and Career Peer Mentors are advanced students who can help you with studying, scheduling, and communication skills. In the fall you will be able to schedule virtual appointments with APMs and attend their academic success workshops.
    • Library: Our award-winning library services will continue in the renovated Fraser Library space this fall. Online resources, including journals and databases, will continue to be available. Although public health guidance will limit the circulation of some types of materials, resources that you need to be successful in your classes will continue to be available as will our Information Delivery Services. There will also be some study space available. Information about library services and resources is being updated regularly on the Library Services Updates webpage.
    • Faculty Office Hours: Faculty will continue to offer drop-in office hours and can schedule appointments. Some faculty will continue to hold in-person office hours, but all will offer online options. Faculty will share their office hour plans with you on your course syllabus. Even though office hours will look different this year, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with your faculty outside of class times and we continue to urge you to take advantage of these opportunities.
    • KOALA: Knights’ Online Academic Learning Assistance will roll out this fall, ensuring that students always have a centralized way to ask any questions about taking online courses at Geneseo. CIT’s support modules also have many tips for navigating and succeeding when students use the Canvas Learning Management System, whether for online or in-person courses. If you are new to online learning, you may also wish to start with this Tips for Success guide provided by Geneseo’s Information Technology group.
    July 21: SUNYAC Suspends Fall 2020 Athletics

    SUNYAC Suspends Fall 2020 Athletics

    July 21 (Email from Vice President for Student and Campus Life Michael Taberski)

    金牌澳门平台Monday, July 20, the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) that, in response to ongoing health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, its member institutions will suspend fall sports competition. It also announced that winter conference and non-conference schedules will be delayed until January 2021.

    金牌澳门平台We at SUNY Geneseo acknowledge that this decision—while made in the interest of health and safety—is disappointing to our student-athletes and all who support intercollegiate athletics across our Geneseo community. As a follow up to the SUNYAC announcements, SUNY Geneseo is working to identify alternative athletics and recreation program options for the campus community. In addition, student-athletes can expect to hear more in the coming days from their coaches regarding their continued engagement with the Geneseo athletic program and their teams.

    “ will continue to develop ways to provide meaningful opportunities for our students to engage in athletic experiences and personal growth during this very challenging time," said Director of Athletics Mike Mooney. "These experiences will include skill development, leadership opportunities, small-group workouts, instruction, and community service."

    We understand this action prompts the question of whether the 2020–21 athletics fee will be adjusted. Given the dynamic nature of both the pandemic and decision-making around athletics, it is premature at this time for us to respond until the situation for the 2020–21 academic year is better known.

    金牌澳门平台We remain committed to ensuring a vibrant student experience for our campus community. Please visit the website for the latest information on our Fall 2020 semester.

    July 15: Employee Information and Training for Return to Campus

    Employee Information and Training for Return to Campus

    July 15 (Email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    金牌澳门平台Dear Employees,

    As was shared in a recent campus wide email, SUNY Geneseo plans to welcome students back to campus for the new academic year in August, with classes beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020. SUNY Geneseo will continue to encourage the use of the telecommuting policy, where appropriate, through October 2nd, in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Concurrently, we are planning for the phased return (throughout the summer) of our employees who are essential in serving our students. All plans for our employees’ phased return to on-campus employment shall be arranged between the employee and their supervisor.

    金牌澳门平台It is important to note that in preparation for bringing our employees back, vice presidents will work with area supervisors to develop and submit a plan that documents the measures that will be taken to help create a safe workplace for their staff and others. These measures must include, but are not limited to, basic infection prevention measures, physical distancing, the required wearing of face coverings, and possible office reconfiguration within the areas where workers are assigned. In addition, supervisors are encouraged to consider staggered reporting/departing times for their employees so there are fewer people who meet at common entry and exit points. The campus as a whole is continuing to add more health and safety features across our facilities, department spaces, and classrooms.

    Required Training Module

    As part of the return to campus process, employees need to complete the COVID-19 Employee Information and Training Module. The module contains a 12-minute video developed by New York State for our workforce. The entire module takes approximately 30 minutes to fully complete. You may access the training module by clicking the link for the .

    Daily COVID-19 Screening Process for those Coming to Campus

    As indicted last week, all employees coming to campus must complete a daily COVID-19 screening process within one hour of their arrival to campus each day. A web-based screening tool is located on the and on the Human Resources web page.

    Request for Reasonable Accommodations

    In addition, employees whose health condition falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories or are pregnant may seek a temporary COVID-19 Workplace Adjustment using the .

    Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers from High Risk States

    As a reminder, on June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer to states that have a positive test rate for COVID-19 of higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. For an overview of the Executive Order, please refer to Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel, which was issued by DOH on June 24, 2020. 

    金牌澳门平台On June 26, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.45, which modifies New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law (Chapter 25 of the Laws of 2020) to make employees ineligible for paid sick leave benefits if the employee travels to a state identified in Executive Order 205 after June 25, 2020 and the travel was not directed by the employee’s employer.

    DOH maintains a list of the specific states for which quarantine is required following travel for 24 hours or longer: .

    Testing

    We also encourage employees to be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus. There is a listing of testing site location on the Human Resources webpage金牌澳门平台 for those who are interested in being tested.

    Childcare Needs for Fall

    I know employees have questions and concerns related to childcare needs if the local school districts do not have onsite classes and programs this fall. Human Resources is currently monitoring the situation. We expect guidance from the State on this topic as conditions are known.

    金牌澳门平台Many members of the campus community have been diligently working together to ensure that our campus has the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff at the forefront of everything we do. We will continue this work and provide communication and periodic updates. We will continue to update the campus community on training, education, and pre-screening requirements in which we will be asking our employees to participate.

    As a reminder, please continue to review our Restart Geneseo website for the most up to date announcements and resources. And please remain in contact with your supervisors regarding work plans and schedules. If you have any questions, please email hr@inbhpnet.com.

    Sincerely,

    Julie Briggs

    July 6: Update to Executive Order 205 - Mandatory Quarantine for Travelers to New York

    Mandatory Quarantine for Travelers to New York

    July 6 (Email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    Dear Geneseo Employees:

    On June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer to states that have a positive test rate for COVID-19 of higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. For an overview of the Executive Order, please refer to Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel, which was issued by DOH on June 24, 2020. On June 26, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.45, which modifies New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law (Chapter 25 of the Laws of 2020) to make employees ineligible for paid sick leave benefits if the employee travels to a state identified in Executive Order 205 after June 25, 2020 and the travel was not directed by the employee’s employer. DOH maintains a list of the following travel for 24 hours or longer.

    The following rules apply to all state employees who travel to a state designated by DOH that meets the criteria contained in Executive Order 205:

    1. If an employee commenced travel on or before June 25, 2020, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be covered by any quarantine leave applicable to the employee under any law, rule, regulation, or policy. If no quarantine leave is available, the employee shall charge appropriate leave accruals.

    金牌澳门平台2. If an employee commenced travel after June 25, 2020, regardless of return date, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be eligible to charge appropriate leave accruals but shall not be permitted access to quarantine leave under any law, rule, regulation, or policy.

    3. These rules apply to employee travel to states that are added to the DOH list and posted on the DOH website after June 25, 2020. If a state is added to the list after an employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 1 above shall apply. If a state is added to the list on or before the date the employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 2 above shall apply.

    金牌澳门平台4. Paragraphs 1-3 do not apply if an employee travels to a designated state as part of the employee’s employment or at the direction of the employee’s agency. If an agency orders an employee to travel to a designated state for work, the agency should first determine whether the employee can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be placed on quarantine leave at full pay without charge to accruals.

    5. Employees returning from a designated state who cannot telecommute and are deemed essential to an agency’s operations are eligible to return to work pursuant to the Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure金牌澳门平台 issued by DOH on May 31.

    Before traveling out of state, all employees should consult the DOH website address listed above to confirm whether they are traveling to a state that requires quarantine upon return to New York.

    July 3: Restart Geneseo

    July 3 (Email from President Denise A. Battles)

    Restart Geneseo

    The State University of New York has now approved Geneseo’s fall restart plan, and I am pleased to inform you that we will be welcoming you back to campus in August! While the plan is subject to change due to new information, guidance, or direction from the state, we hope it will give you a clearer vision of what fall will look like at Geneseo.

    The College’s Restart Geneseo plan for Fall 2020 includes practices that will help provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. It is everyone’s responsibility to contribute to a safe and healthy semester. To support that goal, the College has implemented the following:

    Initial Return and Amended Calendar

    • All members of our campus community will be expected to follow for higher education institutions strictly.
    • We will require students to self-isolate for a 7-day precautionary quarantine at home before coming to campus. Students must sign and submit a form attesting to this self-quarantining, undergo a health screening upon arrival on campus, and use a web-based health screening app daily. We will notify you soon with instructions on accessing the attestation form and the app.
    • First-year student move-in is set for Wednesday, August 26; returning students will move in on Saturday, August 29. Student move-in times will be staggered to ensure social distancing. Students will be allowed one additional person to help with move-in, and both will receive a brief in-vehicle health screening upon entering campus. Classes will start on Monday, August 31.
    • We have revised our academic calendar to reallocate fall break into two rejuvenation days to give us short breaks at week four (September 30) and week eight (October 27). Thanksgiving occurs at the end of week 12. If conditions do not support in-person classes after the Thanksgiving break, the balance of the semester will be completed remotely. We strongly encourage members of the College community to avoid unnecessary travel, particularly to high-risk areas, between the start of the semester and Thanksgiving break.

    Academic Experience

    • All learning and study spaces will have reduced capacity limits to accommodate the need for physical distancing.
    • Classes will be taught in a variety of formats: in-person, online, and hybrid (a combination of in-person and online learning). Large enrollment courses will be offered as hybrid or online. Hybrid classes will divide students into smaller groups to accommodate face-to-face meetings as often as possible.
    • Facial coverings will be required in all public spaces on campus where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
    • Students will soon receive updated information about their class formats, and will have the opportunity to adjust their course selections when registration reopens on August 10.
    • Geneseo is committed to supporting educational progress for all students. We will offer high-quality academic support services such as tutoring and advisement in all formats. Faculty are designing courses to be accessible to all students, including those who may not be able to be physically present on campus in the fall.
    • Geneseo will continue to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. Our approach to learning foregrounds opportunities for meaningful engagement with faculty, staff, other students, and the wider community. Faculty and support staff are working diligently to ensure that these fundamental elements of the Geneseo experience are accessible to students in their courses, regardless of the format.

    Student and Campus Life Experience

    • Students living in suite-style residence hall units will continue to share common spaces in those suites in small, family-style groups. A limited number of Superior Singles will be made available. Medical singles will be made available, upon request, for those that qualify through our Office of Accessibility Services.
    • The College has designated residence hall space that may be used to support quarantine, if needed.
    • Campus dining will now accommodate physical distancing. Table placement and seating will be adjusted to increase spacing for dine-in service. Dining centers will have online ordering, take-out options, and delivery services to reduce volume in dine-in facilities.
    • Student and Campus Life professional staff are assessing and revising approaches to campus programs, community engagement and volunteer opportunities, and recreational and athletic events to ensure that students have continued access to impactful opportunities for engagement that are consistent with best practices in public health and safety.
    • Geneseo's commitment to inclusivity will be especially important in the coming year. This means that the entire college will need to work together to support the needs of our community. We recognize that the risks and impacts of the pandemic will be different for each individual and are committed to ensuring that campus experiences are accessible, that equity is foregrounded in our work, and that we will respond effectively to instances of bias and discrimination.

    Cleanliness

    • All classrooms, residence halls, and campus common areas will be subject to enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
    • Increased routine cleaning and disinfecting will be based on the .
    • Additional protections such as Plexiglass barriers will be installed where appropriate and supplies such as hand sanitizing stations and disinfectant wipes will be widely available in public spaces.

    Student Health and Counseling

    金牌澳门平台Student Health and Counseling is in regular contact with the Livingston County Department of Health and local hospital facilities to ensure that the College has comprehensive support for testing, monitoring, contact tracing, and treatment. Health and Counseling staff also continuously monitor and respond to advice from the New York State Department of Health, the CDC, and other external agencies.

    Restart Geneseo Compact

    金牌澳门平台In response to the pandemic, new processes and procedures are being implemented across campus to further promote health and safety. We are asking SUNY Geneseo students who will attend classes and/or work on campus to agree and adhere to the Restart Geneseo Compact, which requires all students to complete a daily health screening questionnaire for seven days prior to their date of arriving on campus. All students will be expected to complete the daily health screen via the app or paper form during the Fall 2020 semester. Facilities updates are underway. All members of the campus community will be participating in updated campus safety programs. As an institution committed to civic responsibility and ethical local and global citizenship, we expect that all members of the college community will do their part to protect the health and safety of others. The COVID-19 pandemic requires us all to be mindful of our own choices and consider the impact that they have on others.

    We will regularly update our Restart Geneseo webpage with new information, and I encourage you to visit it often as more details emerge. If you have questions or comments about our plans that aren’t covered by that page, I invite you to connect with the planning team by emailing restart@inbhpnet.com.

    Thank you for your patience as we work to develop a plan for a safe semester. We look forward to having you back on campus in August!

    To view older COVID-19 updates, visit the Archived COVID-19 Updates page.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    金牌澳门平台Please also see:

    General FAQs

    What is the current status of COVID-19 in Livingston County, New York State, and worldwide?

    Livingston County

    金牌澳门平台Visit the website for the latest information on COVID-19 in Livingston County.

    New York

    Visit the web page for the latest information on the status of COVID-19 in New York State.

    Worldwide

    Visit the Center for Disease Control's for the latest information on COVID-19.

    Are there any cases of COVID-19 among members of the SUNY Geneseo community?

    March 28

    Yes. As of March 28, the College has been notified of a total of 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of the SUNY Geneseo community who either live in Geneseo or were potentially contagious while in our area.

    For the latest information on COVID-19 in Livingston County, please visit the website .

    Will on-campus classes resume for the Fall 2020 semester?

    Updated July 24

    Excerpt below is from July 3 email from President Denise A. Battles. Please see the "updates" section of this page for the full text.

    The State University of New York has now approved Geneseo’s fall restart plan, and I am pleased to inform you that we will be welcoming you back to campus in August! While the plan is subject to change due to new information, guidance, or direction from the state, we hope it will give you a clearer vision of what fall will look like at Geneseo.

    金牌澳门平台The College’s Restart Geneseo plan for Fall 2020 includes practices that will help provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. It is everyone’s responsibility to contribute to a safe and healthy semester

    For more information, please also see the Fall Academic Plans page of the Office of the Provost website.

    Will events and gatherings be allowed on campus?

    July 23

    Most traditionally held in-person events and gatherings will be virtual in the fall of 2020 and will be limited to SUNY Geneseo community members.

    College-sponsored small group activities will adhere to New York State group-size limits (currently less than 50 people, and no more than or no more than ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State guidelines. A phased plan will be followed for student organization meetings, rehearsals, and practices.

    Department and employee small-group meetings that adhere to NYS group-size limits (currently less than 50 people, and ) and the CDC and NYS guidelines may be held.

    For all in-person events and gatherings, Geneseo campus community members are expected to practice personal prevention: hand washing or sanitizing, staying home when sick, wearing a mask, and maintaining 6-feet of physical distance.

    Please see Restart Geneseo: Campus Events and Gatherings金牌澳门平台 for more information.

    What resources are available to support remote teaching and learning?

    金牌澳门平台Visit the "Resources" tab at the top of this page for links to information about Geneseo tech support, online teaching and learning, and free web-based tutoring.

    Please also see the for upcoming webinars and events related to remote teaching and learning.

    What's happening with Commencement 2020?

    (Excerpt from April 27 email from President Denise A. Battles)

    金牌澳门平台A group of students, staff, and administrators has been intently considering alternatives for an in-person commencement to provide a ceremony that you deserve. I write to advise you that we have decided that rescheduling the celebration for May 2021 is the safest option. We are planning for the ceremony to take place during the 2021 commencement weekend. It will not be combined with the Class of 2021 commencement on May 22 but will be a separate event with all of the traditional celebratory moments and recognitions for the Class of 2020. We will notify you when we have the date and other details finalized.

    金牌澳门平台We hoped to schedule your commencement sooner, but limitations in bringing together more than 5,000 people, seasonal weather risks, uncertainties on the availability of appropriate ceremony venues, and other circumstances all regrettably pointed to next year as the responsible choice. Survey responses from more than 500 graduating students helped inform our decision.

    Please accept my congratulations on behalf of all of us at Geneseo; we are proud of your resilience and success.

    Thank you, and please continue to stay safe.

    What if I'm planning to fly or travel, even within the U.S.?

    Air Travel Considerations

    金牌澳门平台Even when visiting a region that has no or few incidences of the virus, air travel has the potential of increasing your risk of any infectious, respiratory disease—like COVID-19 or the flu—because of airplane cabins’ small, enclosed spaces. If you fly, following preventative practices is recommended.

    Trips and Gatherings

    SUNY Geneseo is asking members of the campus community to reconsider any unnecessary travel or attendance at large public gatherings.

    Travel Overseas

    In accordance with travel recommendations from the CDC, the State of New York has prohibited all New York State work-related employee travel to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan until further notice.

    金牌澳门平台The outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting travel worldwide, and SUNY is currently discouraging overseas travel. If you do travel, please rely on trusted sources for up-to-date information and . The has restricted travel to several countries because of COVID-19, and has recommended people avoid non-essential travel to certain countries. If you are planning a trip, please consult the websites above for the latest travel recommendations. The situation is fluid, with new recommendations and changing travel threat levels daily.

    Travel Within U.S.

    As of March 13, SUNY Geneseo has canceled all non-essential college-sponsored and college-associated domestic travel until further notice.

    July 6 Update on Travel to High-Risk States

    (Email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    Dear Geneseo Employees:

    On June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer to states that have a positive test rate for COVID-19 of higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. For an overview of the Executive Order, please refer to Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel, 金牌澳门平台which was issued by DOH on June 24, 2020. On June 26, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.45, which modifies New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law (Chapter 25 of the Laws of 2020) to make employees ineligible for paid sick leave benefits if the employee travels to a state identified in Executive Order 205 after June 25, 2020 and the travel was not directed by the employee’s employer. DOH maintains a list of the following travel for 24 hours or longer.

    The following rules apply to all state employees who travel to a state designated by DOH that meets the criteria contained in Executive Order 205:

    1. If an employee commenced travel on or before June 25, 2020, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be covered by any quarantine leave applicable to the employee under any law, rule, regulation, or policy. If no quarantine leave is available, the employee shall charge appropriate leave accruals.

    2. If an employee commenced travel after June 25, 2020, regardless of return date, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be eligible to charge appropriate leave accruals but shall not be permitted access to quarantine leave under any law, rule, regulation, or policy.

    3. These rules apply to employee travel to states that are added to the DOH list and posted on the DOH website after June 25, 2020. If a state is added to the list after an employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 1 above shall apply. If a state is added to the list on or before the date the employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 2 above shall apply.

    金牌澳门平台4. Paragraphs 1-3 do not apply if an employee travels to a designated state as part of the employee’s employment or at the direction of the employee’s agency. If an agency orders an employee to travel to a designated state for work, the agency should first determine whether the employee can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be placed on quarantine leave at full pay without charge to accruals.

    5. Employees returning from a designated state who cannot telecommute and are deemed essential to an agency’s operations are eligible to return to work pursuant to the Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure金牌澳门平台 issued by DOH on May 31.

    Before traveling out of state, all employees should consult the DOH website address listed above to confirm whether they are traveling to a state that requires quarantine upon return to New York.

    How can I protect myself and others?

    As with all contagious respiratory viruses, there are simple steps to take for preventative measures:

    • Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid people known to be ill
    • Get sufficient sleep
    • Stay well hydrated
    • When in public, wear a face covering* that covers your nose and mouth. See (CDC) and N95 Respirators vs Other Face Coverings
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Stay home when you’re sick
    • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
    • Adhere to the recommended CDC guidelines on social distancing, staying at least six feet apart from others, to the extent possible

    金牌澳门平台If you do become sick, please follow .

    *Employees working on campus who have not received a mask and would like one for work purposes should direct their request and/or questions to Chuck Reyes at reyes@inbhpnet.com.

    FAQs for Students

    What do I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?

    If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, chills, body aches, etc.), please call Health Services first, to enable one of our professionals to give you the best advice on how to proceed (Lauderdale Health Center: 585-245-5736金牌澳门平台). If asked to come to Health Services for further evaluation, you will be instructed to come to the back door, don a mask, and ring the bell, where you will be met by a clinician and immediately brought to an exam room.

    I'm an off-campus student. What companies are available to assist with moving and storage?

    金牌澳门平台Please note that this is not an all-inclusive listing of moving or storage companies in the region, nor is there any implied endorsement by SUNY Geneseo. Please contact the companies directly with any questions.

    Possible Movers:

    White Gloves Moving:585-448-4519
    Becker Movers: 585-458-5480
    Sheridan Brothers Moving: 585-254-9000
    金牌澳门平台 Peace of Mind Movers NY: 585-721-0857

    Possible Storage Units:

    Geneseo Mini-Storage: 585-243-9240
    Geneseo-York Mini-Storage: 585-820-2184
    Staley Storage: 585-243-5452
    Five Arch Storage: 585-226-6042
    金牌澳门平台 Dansville Mini-Storage: 585-335-2777

    Will there be credits or refunds for room and board, meal plans, and other fees?

    April 28 (Email from Vice President for Finance & Administration Julie Buehler ‘89)

    Dear students and families,

    SUNY Geneseo will make COVID-19 adjustments to student accounts before the end of the semester. For many students, the College will issue a credit/refund depending on the account balance.

    To expedite a refund, students should sign up for direct deposit now if they don’t already have it. Instructions are available on the Student Accounts webpage.

    The College will process refunds for students enrolled in direct deposit first. Paper checks will be mailed to students not enrolled in direct deposit approximately 4–6 weeks after account adjustments are made.

    金牌澳门平台The following adjustments will be applied to student accounts for Spring 2020 as appropriate:

    Students who moved off campus mid-semester in response to COVID-19 will receive:

    • a credit for the unused declining meal plan balance for those who discontinued use of the plan.

    金牌澳门平台• a credit for 50% of spring room rent.

    Note: Where applicable, room and meal scholarships and waivers will be reduced in an amount proportionate to the COVID-19 room and meal credits.

    Student spring fees will be adjusted as follows:

    金牌澳门平台• a credit of 50% of the spring athletic, performance, and transportation components of the comprehensive fee in addition to a credit of 35% (the unused portion) of the student activities fee.

    金牌澳门平台• a credit of 50% of the spring course lab fees.

    The Student Accounts Office (studentaccounts@inbhpnet.com ) will process credit adjustments as follows:

    • Credits will first be used to offset any current outstanding balance.

    • Any resulting refund will automatically be issued to the student (or the parent borrower in cases where a parent PLUS loan was used). As noted above, students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit to expedite their refund.

    金牌澳门平台• Spring semester aid will not be reduced by any credit except in the case of a room waiver or room scholarship, and for a select number of state and private scholarships.

    金牌澳门平台• Credit adjustments will be visible on the Student Account Center portal within the next ten days.

    • We encourage students to use any refunds for their student related loan and financial debt.

    金牌澳门平台Parking adjustments will be made in a second wave with more information coming soon. We appreciate your continued patience as we process your adjustments.

    金牌澳门平台May you all be safe and well,

    Julie Buehler ’89
    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    What is the CARES Act Emergency Grant and how does it affect me?

    May 18

    Geneseo will receive $2,276,062 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. All of these funds will be used for student requests.

    Students who have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for either 2019-20 or 2020-21 and have met all eligibility requirements for federal financial aid may be eligible if they have incurred allowable expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Allowable expenses are defined as additional金牌澳门平台 costs incurred for items such as food, housing, healthcare, moving or storage expenses, technology, and childcare.

    Geneseo expects to release the CARES Act Emergency Grant application to students and begin disbursing funds after June 1, 2020.

    For more information, please visit the CARES Act Emergency Grant page.

    What is the One Knight Student Aid Emergency Fund?

    金牌澳门平台Through generous donations of Geneseo alumni and friends of the College, the One Knight Student Aid Emergency Fund assists Geneseo students who are facing financial emergencies mainly related to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic that are affecting their academic and personal lives. The fund offers grants (one-time award) depending on a student's documented financial need.

    Visit the One Knight Student Aid Emergency Fund金牌澳门平台 page for more information and to apply.

    Can my financial aid be recalculated if my family or I have a change in income due to COVID-19?

    If you or your family have experienced a loss of income due to the stay at home orders caused by the coronavirus pandemic, you may complete a Special Conditions Request Due to COVID-19.

    The Office of Financial Aid will use your estimated income to recalculate your eligibility for federal financial aid.

    Can students have mail forwarded home?

    Mail sent by the USPS can be forwarded. To forward USPS mail from campus, please fill out the on the Mail Services website. Unfortunately, mail from other carriers is not able to be forwarded.

    All questions regarding Campus Mail Services can be directed to mailroom@inbhpnet.com.

    What health and counseling services are available for students?

    March 22

    The Health and Counseling Department is a resource available to students during this frustrating and confusing time. None of us anticipated having to alter our plans so drastically, and that can create a lot of anxiety, uncertainty, and questions. The Health and Counseling Department can help support students during this difficult time while keeping students, the community, and the department safe and healthy.

    Health Services

    We will be open from 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday.
    We will be closed for lunch 12–12:45 p.m.
    We cannot take walk-ins at this time.

    For students remaining in Geneseo:

    Students with fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms can call us at 1-585-245-5736金牌澳门平台. You will be asked a series of questions that will help determine if you need to be seen in person. If you are recommended to be seen at Lauderdale, an appointment will be scheduled. You will be directed to the back door of Lauderdale. Ring the bell and a clinician will respond and escort you to a treatment room.

    金牌澳门平台Please continue to follow guidelines, to take a walk in nature, to focus on your breath. You can also check out Dr. Beth Cholette’s free yoga and meditation videos for use by all (on YouTube or link from the Geneseo web site). Dr. Cholette will also be doing an “Intro to Yoga” workshop through GOLD on April 6th, and we are looking into providing other recorded workshops and groups.

    For students outside of Geneseo:

    If you have questions, and would like to speak with a nurse, please call us at 1-585-245-5736.

    Counseling Services

    At this time, all counseling interactions have moved to telephone consultations.

    If you have been seeing a counselor, you can use to contact your counselor via a secure message. Alternatively, please call 1-585-245-6465金牌澳门平台 during our business hours and we will arrange for your counselor to contact you.

    If you do not have an ongoing relationship with a counselor and are looking for support, please call 1-585-245-6465, and a triage counselor will return your call.

    Phone consultations are approximately 15–20 minutes or less. These calls are check-ins and are not intended to provide therapy or other ongoing services. Calls are meant to offer mental health first aid, brief problem-solving, and assistance with identifying services available in your home community.

    Students who have a psychiatry appointment scheduled with Dr. John Connors are expected to keep their scheduled appointment time (check myhealth.inbhpnet.com to confirm). At the time of your appointment, . If you do not have a laptop or computer with a camera, please call 1-585-245-6465金牌澳门平台 so we can arrange to have Dr. Connors reach you by phone.

    Additional mental health resources can be found on the Student Health and Counseling website.

    FAQs for Employees

    Should I report to campus for work?

    July 15 (Email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    Dear Employees,

    金牌澳门平台As was shared in a recent campus wide email, SUNY Geneseo plans to welcome students back to campus for the new academic year in August, with classes beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020. SUNY Geneseo will continue to encourage the use of the telecommuting policy, where appropriate, through October 2nd, in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Concurrently, we are planning for the phased return (throughout the summer) of our employees who are essential in serving our students. All plans for our employees’ phased return to on-campus employment shall be arranged between the employee and their supervisor.

    It is important to note that in preparation for bringing our employees back, vice presidents will work with area supervisors to develop and submit a plan that documents the measures that will be taken to help create a safe workplace for their staff and others. These measures must include, but are not limited to, basic infection prevention measures, physical distancing, the required wearing of face coverings, and possible office reconfiguration within the areas where workers are assigned. In addition, supervisors are encouraged to consider staggered reporting/departing times for their employees so there are fewer people who meet at common entry and exit points. The campus as a whole is continuing to add more health and safety features across our facilities, department spaces, and classrooms.

    Required Training Module

    金牌澳门平台As part of the return to campus process, employees need to complete the COVID-19 Employee Information and Training Module. The module contains a 12-minute video developed by New York State for our workforce. The entire module takes approximately 30 minutes to fully complete. You may access the training module by clicking the link for the .

    Daily COVID-19 Screening Process for those Coming to Campus

    As indicted last week, all employees coming to campus must complete a daily COVID-19 screening process within one hour of their arrival to campus each day. A web-based screening tool is located on the and on the Human Resources web page.

    Request for Reasonable Accommodations

    金牌澳门平台In addition, employees whose health condition falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories or are pregnant may seek a temporary COVID-19 Workplace Adjustment using the .

    Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers from High Risk States

    As a reminder, on June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer to states that have a positive test rate for COVID-19 of higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. For an overview of the Executive Order, please refer to Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel, which was issued by DOH on June 24, 2020. 

    On June 26, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.45, which modifies New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law (Chapter 25 of the Laws of 2020) to make employees ineligible for paid sick leave benefits if the employee travels to a state identified in Executive Order 205 after June 25, 2020 and the travel was not directed by the employee’s employer.

    DOH maintains a list of the specific states for which quarantine is required following travel for 24 hours or longer: .

    Testing

    We also encourage employees to be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus. There is a listing of testing site location on the Human Resources webpage for those who are interested in being tested.

    Childcare Needs for Fall

    I know employees have questions and concerns related to childcare needs if the local school districts do not have onsite classes and programs this fall. Human Resources is currently monitoring the situation. We expect guidance from the State on this topic as conditions are known.

    Many members of the campus community have been diligently working together to ensure that our campus has the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff at the forefront of everything we do. We will continue this work and provide communication and periodic updates. We will continue to update the campus community on training, education, and pre-screening requirements in which we will be asking our employees to participate.

    As a reminder, please continue to review our Restart Geneseo website for the most up to date announcements and resources. And please remain in contact with your supervisors regarding work plans and schedules. If you have any questions, please email hr@inbhpnet.com.

    Sincerely,

    金牌澳门平台Julie Briggs

    The COVID-19 Information & Resources for Employees from HR金牌澳门平台 page provides more specifics and resources for employees.

    Is there anything I need to know if I plan to travel out of state?

    (July 6 email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    Dear Geneseo Employees:

    On June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer to states that have a positive test rate for COVID-19 of higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. For an overview of the Executive Order, please refer to Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel, which was issued by DOH on June 24, 2020. On June 26, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.45, which modifies New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law (Chapter 25 of the Laws of 2020) to make employees ineligible for paid sick leave benefits if the employee travels to a state identified in Executive Order 205 after June 25, 2020 and the travel was not directed by the employee’s employer. DOH maintains a list of the following travel for 24 hours or longer.

    The following rules apply to all state employees who travel to a state designated by DOH that meets the criteria contained in Executive Order 205:

    金牌澳门平台1. If an employee commenced travel on or before June 25, 2020, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be covered by any quarantine leave applicable to the employee under any law, rule, regulation, or policy. If no quarantine leave is available, the employee shall charge appropriate leave accruals.

    2. If an employee commenced travel after June 25, 2020, regardless of return date, agencies should determine if the employee returning to work can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be eligible to charge appropriate leave accruals but shall not be permitted access to quarantine leave under any law, rule, regulation, or policy.

    3. These rules apply to employee travel to states that are added to the DOH list and posted on the DOH website after June 25, 2020. If a state is added to the list after an employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 1 above shall apply. If a state is added to the list on or before the date the employee commences travel, the provisions of paragraph 2 above shall apply.

    4. Paragraphs 1-3 do not apply if an employee travels to a designated state as part of the employee’s employment or at the direction of the employee’s agency. If an agency orders an employee to travel to a designated state for work, the agency should first determine whether the employee can telecommute for the duration of the quarantine pursuant to the Executive Order. If the employee cannot telecommute, the employee shall be placed on quarantine leave at full pay without charge to accruals.

    5. Employees returning from a designated state who cannot telecommute and are deemed essential to an agency’s operations are eligible to return to work pursuant to the Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure金牌澳门平台 issued by DOH on May 31.

    Before traveling out of state, all employees should consult the DOH website address listed above to confirm whether they are traveling to a state that requires quarantine upon return to New York.

    What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how does it impact me?

    (May 27 email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    "Dear Geneseo Employees:

    I want to make you aware of a newly enacted federal law that provides New York State employees, regardless of Attendance Rules coverage and bargaining unit, eligibility for new leave coverage due to situations related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, as follows:.

    Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (FEPSLA)

    金牌澳门平台Leave is available when an employee:

    1. Is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;

    2. Has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine because of COVID-19;

    3. Is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;

    金牌澳门平台4. Is caring for an individual subject to either an order, as described above in (1), or self-quarantine, as described above in (2);

    5. Is caring for the employee’s child whose school or place of care is closed, or whose child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19; or

    金牌澳门平台6. Is experiencing any other condition specified by the federal government; however, the federal government has not yet identified anything in this category.

    Benefits:

    Leave for numbers 1, 2, and 3 above will be paid at 100% of an employee’s regular rate of pay, up to $511.00 daily, capped at $5,110.00 for the two-week period.

    金牌澳门平台Leave for numbers 4, 5, and 6 above will be paid at two-thirds of the employee’s regular rate of pay, up to $200.00 daily, capped at $2,000.00 for each two-week period.

    FEPSLA leave does not carry over and expires on December 31, 2020.

    Federal Emergency Expanded Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA)

    金牌澳门平台In addition to the leave described above, New York State employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their request for leave may be eligible for EFMLA. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 work weeks of public health emergency leave from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Any FMLA an employee used prior to April 1, 2020, for reasons other than those related to COVID-19, is subtracted from this additional 12 weeks of EFMLA Leave. This period of FMLA does not provide an additional 12 weeks of leave entitlement, but rather provides a new qualifying reason for which leave can be taken. Employees are still limited to a total of 12 weeks of FMLA for 2020.

    金牌澳门平台The only qualifying need is that the employee is unable to work or telework because the employee is needed to care for the employee’s minor child under age 18 due to an elementary or secondary school or place of care closure, or due to the unavailability of a child care provider, because of a COVID-19 public health emergency. Employees who have a child, age 18 or older, who is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability shall be eligible for public health emergency leave.

    金牌澳门平台Employees eligible for EFMLA will receive pay at two-thirds of the employee’s regular rate of pay up to $200.00 daily, capped at $10,000.00

    Employee’s must submit appropriate documentation to support the use of EFLMA to the extent practicable. Expires December 31, 2020.

    Further details related to the leave categories outlined above can be found on the Human Resources webpage and in the attached document. Employees requesting leave under FEPSLA or EFMLA need to complete the Covid-19 Leave Request Form and submit it to their supervisor for review and signature. An employee must provide as much notice, as practicable under the circumstances, of the need for leave. Completed forms should be sent to Kim Truax, Payroll Coordinator & Employee Leave Manager. (payroll@inbhpnet.com)

    金牌澳门平台Please contact Kimberly with any questions about how these leave benefits work with other Attendance and Leave benefits."

    The COVID-19 Information & Resources for Employees from HR page provides more specifics and resources for employees.

    What do I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?

    Please seek immediate medical attention from your healthcare provider. In addition, please see the protocols below.

    April 6 (Email from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Julie Briggs)

    金牌澳门平台This is a reminder of the protocols set forth for employees who report symptoms of illness associated with the COVID-19 virus.

    Any symptomatic employee should not report to work金牌澳门平台. As the number of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 increases, all New York State employees must monitor themselves for possible symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, chills, body aches, etc.

    Any employee experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 shall immediately report symptoms to their supervisor and also to the campus human resources (HR) office using the employeecovid-19@inbhpnet.com email account. This email account is set up specifically to notify Human Resources about employees experiencing symptoms defined above.

    These protocols ARE applicable to employees working remotely.

    The supervisor and Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will immediately direct the employee to leave work, if they are currently at work, or stay home, if they are not at work, and self-quarantine as a precaution.

    If the employee is experiencing severe symptoms and requires urgent medical attention, the supervisor should call 911 and notify the dispatcher that the distressed employee may have COVID-19 symptoms, so that emergency medical service responders may use appropriate precautions.

    The supervisor shall request and record the latest contact information for the employee, including home or mobile telephone numbers, so that HR personnel or designee can reach them for follow up information.

    金牌澳门平台The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will deploy facility maintenance personnel to clean and disinfect the suspected employee’s work area, including their desk, chair, telephone, desktop and computer equipment. Facility maintenance staff should also clean the nearby common areas, including but not limited to door handles/push plates, light switches, elevator buttons, door 2 handles/push plates, break room tables and chairs, as well as kitchen and restroom faucets. Additional cleaning guidance can be found on the .

    The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will remotely contact the employee via their contact information to:

    1. Inquire about current symptoms,
    2. Verify that they have precautionarily quarantined, and
    3. Direct the employee to call a health care provider and seek testing. The employee should first contact their primary health care practitioner to see if they are available and able to collect a sample for testing. If not, the employee should contact the New York State COVID19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to be referred to a regional testing site that can collect and submit a sample for testing. The employee must notify HR of the test results as soon as they are received. Test results will be verified by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

    The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will also ask the employee about their potential contact and interactions with other employees at the campus. People who have been in close contact with a symptomatic employee are at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19, if the employee tests positive. As a precaution while the employee awaits test results, Human Resources – in consultation with DOH – will identify the employees who may have been in close, sustained contact with the employee after they became ill.

    金牌澳门平台Those with close professional contacts will be notified by Human Resources or designee about their potential exposure and directed to self-quarantine. Professional contacts shall remain quarantined until the symptomatic employee’s test results are received, and Human Resources provides further notice. (See “Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19” on the .)

    The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will provide information on both the suspected employee and potential professional contacts to the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and DOH. DOH can be reached at 1-833-797-4968 and will contact the employee to verify and complete contact tracing and notify the employee’s local health department.

    金牌澳门平台If the test result is positive, the local health department may issue a mandatory quarantine and conduct additional tracing of the employee’s personal contacts (e.g. family). If the test results for the employee are positive (+), Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will immediately direct the employee to maintain their quarantine for fourteen (14) days and advise the professional contacts to maintain their quarantine and, if they become symptomatic, seek testing from their health care provider. HR will also notify the supervisor of the positive test result and send a notice to all employees who work within the nearby work location.

    If the test results for the employee are negative (-), Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or her designee will promptly direct the employee to return to work after they have recovered from their illness and direct the professional contacts under quarantine to resume their daily activities and return to work.

    金牌澳门平台Employees should contact their supervisor or the Human Resources office with questions or concerns. College personnel shall uphold the privacy of information shared by employees, in accordance with state and federal law.

    Please see the COVID-19 Information & Resources for Employees from HR金牌澳门平台 page for further information and updates.

    What health and counseling resources are available for faculty and staff?

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees. EAP is a peer-assistance program that is jointly sponsored by labor and management. The EAP Hotline, 585-245-5740, is confidential. Leave a message and a coordinator will follow up with you as soon as possible. For additional assistance, use the NYS EAP Hotline at 1-800-822-0244. You can also visit the EAP website. Please stay up to date on the most recent information regarding COVID-19 by visiting the website.

    金牌澳门平台Counseling services can be obtained through your insurance carrier. EAP can assist with locating providers that are covered under your insurance. Most insurance companies are covering teletherapy services.

    Noyes Mental Health and Wellness Services, located at 9221 Robert Hart Drive in Dansville is a resource for anyone who may need support. Noyes Health is using telehealth services via a telephone or Zoom. Appointments are currently scheduling a few weeks out. They can be reached at 1-585-335-4316.

    If there is a crisis, Noyes Health will accept walk-ins from 8–4, Monday–Friday. If you are ill, please call instead of seeking care in person.

    The Student Health and Counseling website also has various resources for employees, including Dr. Beth Cholette’s yoga videos.

    Campus Reopening Resources

    • : Fall 2020 reopening plans
    • (required to be completed by all employees)
    • (required to be completed by employees within one hour of arrival on campus)
    • Visitor COVID-19 Screening Survey

    Work & Study Resources

    Health & Wellness Resources

    Voting


    COVID-19 Information

    General Resources

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention's
    • page
    • if you become sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected

    NYS Resources

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    • page

    Resources for Study Abroad Students

    • SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad FAQs: COVID-19.
    • - Students are urged to enroll to receive travel advisory alerts from the U.S. Department of State and the local U.S. Consulate/Embassy. Non-U.S. citizens and parents/guardians can also sign up to get travel advisories.
    • page.
    • SUNY International Health Insurance Brochure - This brochure provides information on the 2019-2020 SUNY International Study Abroad Insurance plan, including benefit and student portal information and how to find a doctor or support in an emergency.