Visitor Policy Update // Nov. 4, 2021

Many thanks to our students, faculty, and staff who have done a great job keeping our campus safe and healthy throughout the pandemic. We have continued to monitor the COVID-19 transmission rates and are grateful to see no community spread on campus. As the number of infections continues to decrease in the Mohawk Valley, we are confident with the current safety protocols, campus vaccination rate, and testing policies and feel now is a good time to update our visitor vaccination policy. 

Effective immediately, Mohawk Valley Community College’s visitor policy dated Sep. 21, 2021, requiring visitors and event attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is no longer in effect. Note: Additional visitor and event restrictions may be imposed at the discretion of the College based on the size, location, and event details.

Regardless of vaccination status, all students, faculty, staff, and guests must continue to wear facial coverings/masks in classrooms, athletic events, and all indoor facilities.

Visitor Policy // Sep. 21, 2021

Mohawk Valley Community College’s visitor policy has been updated to align with the SUNY COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in addition to updated CDC guidance regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant, and will be in effect until further notice.

Effective immediately, for the safety and well-being of our students, employees, and guests, all indoor event attendees must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination using the digital New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Excelsior Pass or show the official hard copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card. All guests also must wear facial coverings/masks regardless of being fully vaccinated. Event and/or meeting hosts are responsible for checking vaccination status and ensuring compliance.

Event attendees are defined as individuals who require access to campus facilities and are not employees (faculty or staff), currently enrolled students, or campus residents. Event attendees include individuals who may have significant interaction with the campus community. Examples include: lecturers, performers, individuals attending performances, art shows, and other events that draw off-campus audiences. 

Individuals or groups who will not have significant interaction with the campus community and will not be within six feet of College community members for a cumulative of 15 minutes or longer over a 24-hour period are exempt from this policy and will not be required to provide proof of vaccination. Examples include persons who utilize outdoor areas of the campus, delivery and repair personnel, and others visiting campus facilities for short periods of time.