COVID Policy Update

Updated: 08/09/23 at 3:27 PM

Please find important information below so that you can plan accordingly to comply with SUNY Poly’s Fall 2023 semester COVID-19 requirements.

COVID-19 Policy Update

  • Beginning Summer of 2023, all SUNY Poly students with an on-campus presence are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to SUNY’s guidance. 
    • COVID vaccination will no longer be mandatory for attendance. 
    • Additionally, religious and medical exemptions no longer apply. 


  • If available from New York State, Rapid test kits will be made available to students through the Wellness Center–Campus Center Office and to employees through Human Resources–Kunsela Hall Office.
  • Regular surveillance testing is not planned at this time during the Fall 2023 semester but may be scheduled if conditions warrant it.


  • The wearing of masks is optional unless notified otherwise. 
    • The Wellness Center only requires masking for those with COVID symptoms or symptoms of other communicable diseases or illnesses.
  • Individuals returning to campus activities following release from isolation will be expected to follow CDC recommendations for mask-wearing.  (
  • All individuals are expected to be considerate of others’ masking preferences as members of our caring community.

International Travel:

  • Anyone traveling to/from the United States should follow CDC guidance at this site.
  • We are excited to get the Fall semester underway and continue our combined efforts to support your health and educational success; we will provide any updates on this webpage.


As federal, state, local, and SUNY health guidance changes due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Poly’s rules will also evolve as the institution receives new guidance and/or regulations are promulgated. SUNY Poly reserves the right to change its policy in regards to these matters and will provide updates as needed on the SUNY Poly website.


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