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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

As of June 20, St. Lawrence County has 81 active cases of COVID-19. The college’s leadership remain in close contact with state and federal public health officials. St. Lawrence County has declared a state of emergency due to hospital capacity issues.

As the COVID-19 event quickly evolves, policies may change accordingly. Please refer to the latest update for the most up-to-date information. This page will refresh every 3 minutes.

CUMULATIVE STATS (2020-2022 Student and Employee Data)

Total Tests


Total Negatives


% Positive


Total Positives


Active Cases


Summer 2022 COVID-19 DATA

Total Active Cases ➔ 0
Student Active Cases ➔ 0
Residential 0
Commuter 0
Employee Active Cases ➔ 0
Total Positives this Summer (since May 21, 2022) 9

To our community friends:

We’re all in this together. We are instructing our students to follow proper mask-wearing and social-distancing requirements both on- and off-campus. If you notice any students out and about in our community that are not following these protocols, we ask that you remind them with kindness to please do so. If you notice persistent problems, please feel free to contact Lenore VanderZee, Executive Director for University Relations, at vanderzeel@canton.edu.

COVID-19 Updates

Summer 2022 COVID Testing Update

Monday, May 16, 2022

Starting next week, May 25, weekly testing will take place on Wednesdays at the Davis Health Center in Miller Campus Center. Staff at the Health Center will be accepting walk-ins for testing every Wednesday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

New Masking Guidance Beginning April 11, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

In response to local circumstances and in consultation with our local public health authorities, we are loosening our masking requirements on campus. Starting Monday, April 11, masks will be optional in classrooms and most other locations on campus. Masks will continue to be required in the Davis Health Center and in the COVID testing space while testing is taking place.

Community Testing Site at Dana Hall Closing

Friday, April 1, 2022

Today, our COVID testing partner, Quadrant, decided to permanently close the Community Testing Site in the Dana Hall Gymnasium as of 4:00 p.m. today.

Governor Hochul Announces Spring Semester Guidance for SUNY and CUNY Campuses to Safely Reopen

Friday, December 31, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced issuance of spring semester reopening guidance for SUNY and CUNY campuses which includes the continuation of the student vaccine mandate as well as requiring all students regularly accessing campus to receive the COVID-19 booster for the spring semester. Additional requirements for students also include mandatory pre-testing ahead of their semester return, which will apply to all students who plan to regularly access campus.

CDC and NYSDOH Encourage All Eligible New Yorkers to Get Booster

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CDC and NYSDOH encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose, especially those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions.

Student Vaccine Mandate: FDA Issues Full Approval for Pfizer Vaccine

Monday, August 23, 2021

The FDA has fully authorized the Pfizer/ Comirnaty vaccine as of today, Monday, August 23. Over the summer, we notified you that when the FDA fully authorized one of the COVID vaccines, all students at SUNY campuses would be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to have a physical presence on campus.

How do I help prevent the spread of viruses, including coronavirus?

You can reduce the risk of spreading coronaviruses by taking the same steps as you would to prevent infection from the flu and the common cold:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for a least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer, with 60-95% alcohol if water is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and immediately dispose of the used tissue.

Computer Lab Use and Hand Sanitizing

The best method for disinfecting your hands is washing them with soap and water. For convenience, hand sanitizer is available in and around all SUNY Canton computer labs. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after utilizing public computers.

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