COVID-19 Policies

*Subject to change per Federal, State, SUNY or College guidance.

The below policies have been instituted by the College and the Dormitory Corporation (Residence Halls), based on Federal, State, SUNY or College guidance, to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and to be able to better respond to a suspected or confirmed case(s).  This page is an addendum to the College Code of Conduct.

CV1: Bathrooms – Quad and Suite (Residence Halls Only)

Only students who are assigned to a specific suite or quad or a Guest Pass holder for that suite or quad will be permitted to utilize the bathroom in that suite or quad. All others must use a public bathroom located within that Residence Hall.

CV 1

Bathroom Regulations

(Residence Halls Only)

Pattern of Non-compliance: Written Warning – Residence Hall Dismissal*

  **Standard Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 2: Contact Tracing (All Campus)

Students must comply, with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts conducted by MVCC or the State or local Department of Health.

CV2

Contact Tracing Policy

(All Campus)

Immediate removal of campus access until compliance – College Suspension

**Standard  Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 3: COVID - Positive Intentional/Negligent Exposure(All Campus)

Students who know that they have tested positive for COVID-19, from one or more positive tests, or students who know they have had close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been treated or is symptomatic for COVID-19, must not intentionally or negligently expose other students/staff by any means.

CV3

COVID-Positive Intentional/ Negligent Violation Policy

(All Campus)

Dismissal from the Residence Halls for two semesters - Suspension from the College

**Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 5A & 5B: Face Covering or Masks, Social-Distancing (All Campus)

Students must comply with current College face covering or mask requirement and social-distancing requirements, as posted at building entrances.  

CV5A

Proper Use of Face-Covering/Mask Policy

(All Campus)

Intentional refusal to wear following warning:  Educational Sanction  - College Suspension

Pattern of non-compliance:  Residence Hall Dismissal – Suspension from the College  

**Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies
CV5B Social Distancing Policy (All Campus)

Pattern of non-compliance: Educational Sanction, Judicial Probation, College Suspension

Refusal to comply following warning: Educational Residence Hall Dismissal - College Suspension

** Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies.

 

CV 6: Guest Policy (Residence Halls Only)

  1. All guests must be fully vaccinated with an FDA vaccination, and submit proof of a same-day negative COVID-19 test on the day of arrival.
  2. One guest per time per resident
  3. Guest passes are not allowed the first or last week of the semester
  4. Guests are allowed only Friday, 4pm – Sunday 8pm
  5. Guests must pre-register and be pre-approved for a guest pass electronically so that documentation of vaccination can be received.  This must be submitted no later than Wednesday at Noon for the upcoming weekend.
  6. There will be a check in and a check out for all guests
  7. Parent/Guardian visitation is allowed providing they are vaccinated or have a same day negative Rapid COVID-19 test. This goes for move-in days and other times during the semester when they want to visit
CV 6

Guest/Visitor Policy

(Residence Halls Only)

Restrictive Measure - Residence Hall Dismissal

** Standard Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 7: Health Monitoring (All Campus)

Residential Students: Residential students must complete an attestation at the time of check in which commits to self-monitoring for COVID-19 systems and if present, not leave their assigned room without authorization from the College Nurse or Director on Duty.

Commuter Students: A commuter student must self-monitor their health for COVID-19 related symptoms as required by the most current College directive.

CV7

Health Monitoring Policy

(All  Campus)

Refusal to complyResidence Hall Dismissal*- Restrictive Measure

Refusal to self-isolate when symptomatic until cleared by COVID-19 test or by campus officials: 
College: Interim Suspension or Restrictive Measures
Residence Halls: Interim Suspension or restrictive measures.

*Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies
 

 

 

CV 8: Density Reduction:  Maximum Room, Suite & Quad Occupancy (Residence Halls Only)

A maximum of three (3) students will be permitted in each student single room, five (5) in any double room. This shall include the student(s) assigned that room.

In no case shall there be more than nine (9) students total in any quad/suite. This includes the student(s) who are assigned to that suite.

CV8 Density Reduction (Residence Halls)

Pattern of non-compliance: Comprehensive probation - Residence Hall Dismissal

** Standard Room and Board Refund Policy applies.

 

CV 9: Knowingly or actively circumventing COVID-19 controls (All Campus)

 Students who intentionally create conditions or take actions with the intent to circumvent the COVID-19 controls put in place by the College will result in a permanent dismissal from the Residence Halls with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), up to expulsion from the College.

CV9

Knowingly or actively circumventing COVID-19 controls

(All Campus)

 

Residence Hall Dismissal-Suspension from the College

 **Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 9A: Failure to participate in mandatory COVID-19 Pool Testing

Failure to participate in mandatory COVID-19 Pool Testing: College email will serve as the official communication mode for notice of required pool test.  Student’s must monitor their College e-mail. 

CV9A Failure to participate in mandatory COVID-19 Pool Testing

Residence Hall: Immediate loss of Residence Hall Access (Restrictive Measures).  Unauthorized access will be considered Trespass.  Must provide a Negative COVID-19 test, no older than 24 hours, at student expense, prior to being allowed access to the Residence Halls.  Additional failure to attend violations – Immediate Suspension

Commuter:
Missed one test:  Non-judicial warning
Missed two tests:  Written Warning
Missed three tests: Access restriction to campus until such time proof of Negative COVID-19 Test is submitted.
Missed four tests: Comprehensive Probation – College Suspension

 **Standard Tuition, Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

CV 12: Quarantine & Isolation  

For students who have been directed by the College or the State or local Department of Health to complete a quarantine period (mandatory or precautionary), on or off campus, and then engage in any conduct that would violate such quarantine order, the available sanctions shall include a dismissal from the Residence Halls with continued access to their academic program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process), an academic and housing suspension, or permanent dismissal from the institution. For non-residential students who fail to quarantine, the available sanctions shall include a suspension from academic access to campus of at least one year with continued access to their program via remote learning only (if available and as subject to campus policy and process) and other sanctions detailed above. Failure to follow the directions of State or local health departments may also result in fines, criminal prosecution, and referral to relevant government agencies.

For students who have been directed by the College or the State or local Department of Health to self-isolate (because they have tested positive for COVID-19) on or off campus, and then engage in any conduct that would violate such isolation order—including, but not limited to, intentionally leaving isolation, exposing other individuals, including students (whether in isolation or not) by visiting with them in an enclosed area, by inviting them to the student’s room, apartment or other enclosed space, by sharing food or other personal items, or by hosting a gathering of any size—the available sanctions shall be permanent dismissal or suspension from academic access and housing for no less than one calendar year.

*Sanctions for this policy contained in above text.

 CV 12A: Quarantine and Isolation Expanded Information (Residence Halls)

Quarantine: Any unvaccinated student who has been exposed to a suspected or confirmed positive COVID-19 case will immediately be placed in a quarantine room in a designated building (South Halls).   Students may choose to quarantine at home.  This quarantine will remain in effect for a period of 10 days since the last exposure.  The student will not be allowed to leave their quarantine area, with the exception of a scheduled/designated walk, including but not limited for class or to obtain campus services.  Meals will be delivered to the student. 

Isolation: Any student who was exposed to a suspected positive COVID-19 case and displays symptoms, or if they tested positive, will be required to immediately report to an isolation room. They will remain in the isolation room until such time they are able to make arrangements for transportation off-campus and/or as directed by the Oneida County Health Department. Any student who was in an isolation room will not be allowed to return to campus until authorized by the Oneida County Health Department.

Students will be required to adhere to the following guidelines while in quarantine;

  • Students will remain in their designated quarantine quad, unless otherwise permitted by the College Nurse.
  • Students will be permitted to gather essential items (i.e. clothing, bedding, personal items, etc.) prior to entering the quarantine building for the two week period of time. Boxes will be provided and the student will receive assistance by a designated staff member
  • Meals will be delivered to the student.
  • At no time will other students be permitted in the designated quarantine building.
CV12A

Quarantine and Isolation Policy

(Residence Halls)

Residence Hall Dismissal—Suspension from the College

** Standard Room and Board Refund Policy applies.

** Note: Civil/Criminal Penalties may apply

 

CV 13: Travel Policy (Residence Hall Students)

International Travel:
Vaccinated (Fully vaccinated with an FDA approved vaccination) Students who have traveled internationally must follow the most current CDC recommendations:  proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to travel followed by a viral test 3-5 days post travel. Quarantine is not required but students must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and if present, isolate immediately.

Un-Vaccinated (not fully vaccinated with an FDA approved vaccination) Students who have traveled internationally must follow the most current CDC recommendations:  proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to travel followed by a viral test 3-5 days post travel. Quarantine IS required for seven days (7) IF the student is tested on day 3-5 and ten (10) days if the student does not test on day 3-5.

CV13

Travel Policy

(Residence Halls)

Warning - Dismissal from the Residence Halls

* Standard Room and Board Refund Policy applies

 

Note: Previous sanctions for any COVID-19 related violations will impact the sanction(s) for additional COVID-19 violations.