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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.