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Academic Continuity and the Health and Safety of Students, Faculty, and Staff Policy for Winter and Spring Terms 2021

The State of New York and the entire nation continue to face unprecedented health challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, SUNY continues to operate under a state public health emergency. To maintain the highest level of public health and safety, the following will be the health and safety protocols for all SUNY campuses. Of course, if federal, state, or local health guidance changes, the SUNY guidance will be updated to conform accordingly.

For the purpose of the policy, Campus shall mean the 29 State-operated campuses and 30 community colleges operating under the program of the State University of New York.

1. COVID-19 Testing and Monitoring

Below are the minimum requirements for testing and monitoring procedures during the transition from fall 2020 to winter and spring 2021 instruction.[1]

COVID-19 Testing Plan Checklist

A. Departing Campus in Fall

Please refer to the Chancellor’s October 26, 2020 SUNY Mandatory Testing for Fall 2020 Semester Closing Guidance.

Brockport Plan

Departure plans were completed and approved by SUNY on October 28, 2020.

Post-Thanksgiving & Winter Break Testing Schedule: We will continue meeting the 50% testing requirement for students, faculty and staff who physically come to campus during the reduced density period. Pool testing will occur weekly, with one half of the individuals being tested one week, and the other half during the other week. In general, individuals will be tested every other week from 11/30 to 1/25.

Arrival testing for all students will occur as outlined in section 1C.

[1] NYS Department of Health Guidance, local County Health Department procedures, approved campus surveillance plans, and the “Campus Restarting: Recommendations for COVID-19 Screening, Testing and Surveillance” white paper should be referred to for details.

B. Students Remaining on Campus

The Campus will implement a process to allow students to request permission to remain on campus after the fall semester ends and/or during the winter term. The Campus must also develop a plan for those students who are pre-approved to so remain. This plan must include regular COVID-19 testing and any necessary isolation and quarantine protocols, including confirmation that students have access to meals and/or meal preparation facilities. Campuses must also ensure services are available with a special focus on monitoring the student’s mental and physical well-being while residing on campus. Furthermore, these students must sign an acknowledgement of the rules that will govern their stay, whether it is an addendum to the housing license or another stand-alone document.

Brockport Plan

Residential Life/Learning Communities implemented an application process for residential students who are in need of winter housing. Students are required to agree to the On Campus Housing License, Code of Student Conduct, Quarantine & Isolation Procedures, COVID-19 Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy. They also received information on what to do if they get sick and were notified of mandatory testing requirements. Students who remain in on-campus housing over winter (post-Thanksgiving-first day of spring 2021 classes) will participate in regular COVID-19 testing. Isolation and Quarantine procedures are in place if there is a need for a student to quarantine or isolate. All students are living in a single room and have their own bathroom, which will assist in the quarantine and isolation process. Students will have access to funds for food, food pantry resources, instructions on how to sign up for SNAP, and have access to kitchens. The students will have regular opportunities for engagement, such as mental health programing, games, arts & crafts, Wellbeats (an on-demand group exercise program), prevention and health education, the Academic Success Center services, Drake Memorial Library and 24/7 support from Residential Life/Learning Communities and University Police.

C. Returning to Campus for Winter and Spring Terms Testing and Isolation Requirements

Students returning to campus or attending courses on campus for the winter and spring 2021 semester must be tested for COVID-19. Campuses shall develop plans to phase in the safe return of students to accommodate the testing and other health and safety requirements. It is strongly recommended that faculty and staff working on campus are pre-tested before returning to campus.

Brockport Plan: Updated Spring 2021 Calendar

January 25

Daily Symptom Checking Starts for overall population

January 28 & 29

Local student testing clinic will be offered on campus for pre-arrival. 

January 29

Out of State Students return to NYS for 10 day quarantine

February 2, 3 & 4

Students get Covid-19 test at home/prior to returning.  Submit results to MyHazen.

February 4, 5 & 8

Off Campus Student Arrival Testing

February 6 &7

Residential Students Return

Arrival Testing of Residential Students

February 8

First Day of Classes, In-person (planning to be face to face)

See specific student testing plans below. For faculty and staff, we will continue the approved pool testing plan throughout the winter session and the spring semester.

Specific requirements are as follows:

  1. All students, faculty, and staff must be pre-screened daily for travel history, COVID-19 history and COVID-19 symptoms for two (2) weeks prior to return.

Brockport Plan

This will be completed with the existing daily symptom checker processes for students, faculty and staff, which will start two weeks prior to arrival. Both student and faculty/staff versions of the daily symptom checker contains a question related to travel history.

ii. Upon returning for winter and/or spring 2021 on-campus activities, any student who will (1) live on campus, or (2) take at least one class on campus, or (3) utilize services on campus (e.g. library, gym, dining), or (4) work on campus, must:

  1. Submit an attestation that he/she/they have completed a seven (7) day precautionary quarantine (see ii (c) below for limited exceptions) prior to returning to campus and either
    1. Present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three (3) days prior to return or participate in on-campus COVID-19 testing as soon as possible but no later than five (5) days of returning to campus[2],or
    2. Present documentation of a positive diagnostic result for COVID-19 from the prior 3-month period.
Brockport Plan

The student attestation will be added to the daily symptom checker, which will ensure that students can attest to completing the requirement in advance of move-in and the first day of in-person classes.

Pre-arrival Testing Requirement:

  • Students must be tested within three (3) days prior to their arrival at Brockport, and produce a negative Covid-19 test result OR present documentation of a positive diagnostic result for Covid-19 from the prior 3-month period. Students with positive tests will need to complete their isolation period prior to arrival and/or coming on campus (generally 10 days from the date of the test). Local students will have the opportunity to take advantage of a pre-arrival testing clinic, as a result of regional testing shortages. Students who demonstrate a hardship or extraordinary circumstance and/or do not submit a pre-arrival test result, will be required to participate in testing upon their arrival and will be under precautionary quarantine until their results come back.

  • Compliance: Students who are not able to utilize state testing sites and/or other testing options for pre-arrival Covid-19 testing can complete a Hardship Exemption Request, and receive an on-campus antigen or pool test upon arrival; residential students may be required to quarantine in a separate facility. 

Arrival Testing:

  • Residential students will participate in pool testing on the same day of arrival. Off campus students will be offered arrival testing opportunities and be included in the pool testing program.

  • Any student – including off campus students – who does not participate in arrival testing will be referred to the student conduct process and will be prohibited from attending face-to-face classes and from participating in any College activities.

  • During the first week, students should limit movement to only essential locations like their classrooms, dining halls and their residence hall/off campus apartment. Residential lounges will be available for socially distant use.

    • Dining will be take-out only until February 10th, at which time in-person dining is anticipated to resume.

    • Small, socially distant in-person activities will be offered; virtual programming will be available. The fitness center willopen Feb. 10

    • Students should not travel to other campuses or out of the area.

    • Students must wear face coverings at all times indoors, unless in their private bedroom, even when maintaining social distancing. Frequent handwashing and increased cleaning will occur.

    • No visitors will be allowed, even for assisting with moving items back into the residence halls. 

  • Inform the campus of any known contacts with COVID-19 positive individuals, or of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or of a positive test result for COVID-19 (this notification to campus should not replace reporting to a health care provider or local health department).

Brockport Plan

This is already part of our existing daily symptom checker processes, which will continue.

iii. Campuses must resume surveillance testing as soon as students return to campus, pursuant to the individual campus testing plans incorporated into the campus reopening plans and SUNY’s Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Program as announced on September 4th, 2020. All students, faculty and staff who live on campus and/or plan to be on campus regularly (including instruction, co-curricular activities, and meetings) shall be tested regularly.

Brockport Plan

A pre-arrival testing clinic will be offered for local students during the week of February 1st. Arrival testing will occur between February 1-6. Ongoing surveillance pool testing will resume the first week of classes, in accordance with the previously approved SUNY surveillance testing plan. After arrival testing, we plan to undertake weekly testing of 100% of our face-to-face faculty, on-campus staff and students who have at least 1 on campus class, activity, etc. Additional density surveillance efforts include the following daily measures to monitor the number of people who may be on campus at any given time:

  • Staff/Faculty Daily Symptom Checking question (Are you coming to campus today?)

  • Student Daily Symptom Checking question (Are you coming to campus today?)

  • Campus wifi daily usage data

  • Residence hall occupancy monitoring

iv. In cases of possible exposure to COVID-19 on campus, Campuses shall follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance Testing, Screening, and Outbreak Response for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), specifically the section “Tiered approach and inclusion criteria for SARS-CoV-2 testing of persons with possible exposure in IHE setting in the context of an outbreak”.

Brockport Plan

We currently follow CDC guidance, and will continue to implement a tiered approach for outbreak testing. We will utilize the existing pool testing program, similar to mass testing at departure and/or target outbreak groups using this testing strategy. We will continue to work closely with Monroe County Health Department.

v. Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled to/from restricted states/regions or to/from international locations as defined by New York State must follow the New York State Travel Advisory - whether living on- or off-campus—and attest that they have submitted the New York Traveler Health form and will follow the guidance of the governing local health department related to mandatory testing, quarantine/isolation, and timing of returning to campus.

Brockport Plan

This is already part of our existing daily symptom checker processes, which includes follow up by either the health center or human resources staff.

vi. Any student, faculty, or staff testing positive for COVID-19 must isolate and follow the New York State Department of Health Order on isolation and the guidance of the governing local health department on length of said isolation and timing of return to campus.

Brockport Plan

This is already part of our existing isolation and quarantine plan for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to collaborate with the Monroe County Health Department on positive cases, and implement isolation and quarantine requirements.

vii. Campuses must confirm there is appropriate quarantine and isolation space for on-campus residential students in accordance with the individual campus reopening plans. Campuses are encouraged to work with the governing local health department to assist with quarantine and isolation space for off-campus students if necessary.

Brockport Plan

The quarantine and isolation space in Harmon-Gordon Halls was part of the approved fall testing plan.

We have 204 rooms in Harmon-Gordon Hall for quarantine and/or isolation. Each include isolation space includes a private bedroom and a bathroom shared by a maximum of two people, both of whom would be in isolation and doing enhanced cleaning procedures. This is consistent with our County Health Department guidance.

In general, quarantine will be conducted in the students’ assigned residence hall room, rather than in the separate isolation facility. Students who live in a suite will quarantine with their suitemates, who would also be quarantining based on County Health Department directives and guidance. Students who live in corridor style rooms will generally quarantine in Harmon-Gordon.

[2] The 3-day timeframe is consistent with health guidance set forth by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for pre-testing requirements for those traveling from out of state into New York. The 5-day timeframe is consistent with NYSDOH guidance for individuals undergoing non-essential elective surgery.

2. Mode of Instruction

A. Winter 2020-21 term

Instruction for the winter term must be fully remote, with the exception of courses such as those with clinical practicums, research, and applied learning experiences that require physical presence—this applies to both undergraduate and graduate study. On-campus density must be minimized to the maximum extent practicable and consistent with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines. For all on-campus students, faculty, and staff, the campus shall maintain surveillance testing at the percentage level stated in the campus reopening plan. Campuses should notify SUNY System Administration of any courses which fall into the above categories of requiring in-person instruction to For courses that do not fall within the above categories, campuses may request specific exceptions to SUNY System Administration to hold any other in-person instruction.

Brockport Plan

We will have no on-campus in person instruction prior to February 8, 2021, other than the campus-based nursing clinical (which consists of two courses) that was submitted to SUNY for approval (see attached spreadsheet) and received approval. Any faculty, staff or students who must use campus facilities to do their jobs prior to this date will fill out the daily symptom checker and be recorded as being “on campus” for that day and included in the metrics for mandatory testing.

B. Spring 2021 term

Spring term Instruction must be remote prior to February 1 in order to minimize additional risks associated with influenza season.

i. If necessary, campuses may allow students to return to campus prior to February 1 in order to meet the mandatory testing requirement outlined above. Spring term start dates prior to February 1 must occur in a fully remote format except for those clinical practicums, research, and applied learning experiences that require physical presence as outlined above. Such acceptable in-person instruction includes licensed professional practicums, teaching practicums, laboratory research, and other types of hands-on applied/experiential learning that takes place in specialized facilities and/or requires specialized equipment.

ii. Campuses should notify SUNY System Administration of any courses which fall into the above categories. For courses that do not fall within the above categories, campuses may request specific exceptions to SUNY System Administration to begin in-person instruction prior to February 1. Both notification and/or requests for exceptions must be submitted no later than December 1, 2020 to

Brockport Plan

Instruction will begin on February 8, 2021. All clinical, professional practicums, teaching practicums and experiential learning that starts prior to February 8, 2021 will take place off campus and has been reported to SUNY as required by December 1st, 2020 deadline (see attached spreadsheet).

ii. Modes of instruction must ensure safe on-campus density, consistent with New York State and the governing local health department guidelines. Campuses must be prepared to execute fully remote plans if the campus meets the threshold for a mandatory pause on in-person instruction as outlined in the Supplemental Higher Education guidance from the New York State Department of Health.

Brockport Plan

We are prepared to transition to fully remote instruction at any time. All faculty have prepared plans for a remote instruction phase should it be needed. Any announcement to transition to remote learning will be thoroughly communicated through email (students, faculty, staff and alumni), through our website, through social media, and through local media.

Reopening Plan

i. Campus expectations for students during such a mandatory pause must be clearly communicated to students prior to the beginning of the semester.

Brockport Plan

The mandatory pause process is built into our campus alert levels and metrics. We will re-iterate the expectations of any potential pauses to students in our January messaging plans.

C. Remote Instruction

Working together with campus governance processes and in collaboration with its faculty and support staff, campuses must work to ensure that remote instruction meets or exceeds expectations of regular and substantive interaction.

1. Transparency: Before the beginning of each semester, campuses must publish [on their website] the percentage of courses which will be offered in-person and remote. 

Brockport Plan

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Registrar will provide data on a regular basis on the modality of instruction metrics prior to the start of the spring semester. Of our 1,800 scheduled spring courses, approximately 65% are scheduled to meet face-to-face (some of which adopt an A/B schedule to accommodate social distancing), 29% are online and 5% are true hybrid courses. Registration remains open. The numbers may change based on enrollment needs, with more sections added or some sections cancelled, which may affect the overall percentages. These figures will be updated as necessary due to enrollment and facility availability changes.

2. Regular Interaction: The institution must provide for the opportunity for substantive interactions with the student on a predictable and regular basis commensurate with both the length of time, and the amount of content, in the course or competency, must monitor the student’s academic engagement and success, and must make clear that the instructor(s) are responsible for promptly and proactively engaging in substantive interaction with the student when needed on the basis of such monitoring, or upon request by the student.

Brockport Plan

All courses will include the use of a Blackboard shell to monitor student academic engagement, allow for instructor/student interaction, and virtual assessment of course objectives.

3. International Students: The institution will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate the needs of international students completing coursework from other time zones, e.g. – opportunities for asynchronous instruction, interactions scheduled in a way that takes into account the time zones of the students enrolled in the section, and other such flexibilities.

Brockport Plan

All students who need accommodation for time zone differences or support for synchronous or asynchronous instruction can make their needs known through the Center for Global Education or by contacting their course instructor directly.

4. Substantive Interaction: The institution must engage students in teaching, learning, and assessment, consistent with the content under discussion, while also including at least two of the following:

  1. Provision of direct instruction;
  2. Assessment and / or the provision of feedback on a student’s coursework;
  3. Provision of information and / or responding to questions about the content of a course or competency;
  4. Facilitation of group discussion regarding the content of a course or competency; or
  5. Other instructional activities approved by the institution’s/program’s accrediting agency.
Brockport Plan

All courses will include the use of a Blackboard shell to monitor student academic engagement, allow for instructor/student interaction, and virtual assessment of course objectives. Provisions for direct instruction include face to face coursework, Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. All distance education courses have been registered and approved by MSCHE. Faculty are also encouraged to utilize EagleSUCCESS, our Early Alert, intervention and communication software, which connects struggling students to resources including tutoring, supplemental advisement and mental health support.

5. Campuses must work with faculty in order to equip them with the knowledge and skill to support remote learning of students with disabilities. Campuses should remind faculty members that the standard process for requesting academic accommodation would continue to apply, no matter the mode of instruction.

Brockport Plan

All instructors will be reminded of the process for students to request academic accommodation.

6. Campuses must work to ensure all faculty and students have access to orientation/training opportunities to familiarize them with instructional technologies and remote pedagogies, especially those faculty for whom such technologies/pedagogies are new and for those students in vulnerable populations.

Brockport Plan

Instructional training and orientation opportunities can be found here.

7. Campuses must provide proactive and regularized advising interventions for all academic programs in such manner that prioritizes student success.

Brockport Plan

Student academic advising and support services are regular and ongoing. Holistic advisement begins before students start at the institution with questionnaires and outreach regarding academic goals. Training is offered by the Academic Success Center staff to all advisors to keep them up to date on changing policies and procedures. Annual training is encouraged, but significant changes are continuously shared with faculty advisors and departmental advisement coordinators related to changes. Students who have indicated that they are struggling, or have received early alerts from their faculty, are also connected with their advisor to provide support and success focused resources. Additional information can be found here.

8. Campus communities should utilize instructional support provided by SUNY.

Brockport Plan

SUNY online instructional resources are included as a link on our Brockport website.

9. Additional support and guidance on academic continuity can be found here.

3. Academic Calendar

A. Spring Term Start Dates

In-person instruction for spring term shall not occur on campuses prior to February 1. Pursuant to Section 2 above, campuses must notify SUNY System Administration of any courses which require in-person instruction prior to February 1st (e.g. clinical practicums, research, and applied learning experiences). For courses that do not fall within the above categories, campuses may request specific exceptions to SUNY System Administration to begin in-person instruction prior to February 1. Both notification and/or requests for exceptions must be submitted no later than December 1, 2020 to

Brockport Plan

The Spring 2021 semester will start on February 8th. Any exceptions have been requested by using the process outlined in this guidance.

B. Spring Break

Given the current risks associated with COVID-19 spread, spring break and any other spring holiday periods will not be permitted. Campuses may build in single-day midweek ‘reading days’ throughout the semester as an alternative pause of instruction while discouraging/prohibiting travel away from campus. Any on-campus services in support of religious observance shall follow the density, quarantine/isolation, and face covering requirements that are already incorporated into the campus reopening plan. This does not apply to campuses that will offer fully remote learning in Spring 2021. Exceptions to this Spring Break policy will be considered and must be pre-approved by SUNY System Administration by December 1, 2020. Such exceptions must include a process to test students for COVID-19 upon departure from campus as well as testing for COVID-19 upon their return.

Brockport Plan

The cancellation of spring break was communicated to our campus community in October 2020. There generally will not be “reading days” built into the spring semester. Our experience of Scholars’ Day, for example, shows that while we have many students engaged in appropriate behavior, many more do not on days that classes are not scheduled. Instead, we advised our faculty to build in breaks by class at times that make sense for that instructional mode, in order to support student mental health. This wider approach, scattering breaks throughout the semester, mitigates the risk of partying, and ensures that students get the breaks they need.

C. Commencement

Commencement exercises ordinarily occurring at or near the close of Spring 2021 semester will be considered in accordance with guidance from New York State. Campuses should begin to plan and message virtual commencements and/or safely distanced methods of recognition and degree dissemination for their graduates.

4. On-campus Activities

A. State and Local Guidance

All in-person activities will continue to follow the mandatory NYSDOH guidance for social distancing as well as the strictures of the approved campus reopening plan. To the extent possible, activities shall be held outdoors or in a well-ventilated location. System Administration will work with campuses as State guidance changes or develops.

Brockport Plan

A committee has been formed to review all potential activities to ensure they are held in an appropriate space and safety measures are implemented and adhered to (i.e., social distancing, masking, handwashing, and increased cleaning and disinfection). To the extent possible, activities are held outdoors. The college maintains a close working relationship with the Monroe County Health Department and follows and implements all guidance and recommendations related to space usage provided by the health department. Plans and space usage will be adjusted accordingly as guidance changes or develops. 

We will have our Fitness Center open, and include low risk recreational programming for students in our Special Events Recreation Center and/or outdoors if at the time of re-opening, current restrictions allow us to do so.  The opening/closure of the Fitness Center will be conducted in accordance with all applicable guidance and directives from SUNY, the Governor, and local health authorities.  Our Fitness Center has been inspected and approved for use by the Monroe County Health Department. 

Related to Intercollegiate Athletics, we will continue to offer “skills and drills” practices for our winter sports, similar to what we offered in the fall. For spring sports, we will participate in the SUNYAC limited, late season schedule, which includes only low-moderate risk sports. Athletes will be included in our arrival and surveillance testing, complying with NCAA testing guidance.

All athletic activities and low risk recreational programming will be conducted in compliance with the Department of Health’s supplemental guidance for athletics at higher education institutions during the COVI9-19 Public Health Emergency.

Our existing enhanced cleaning and disinfection plan will continue to be in place for the winter and spring terms.  The campus adheres to all Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cleaning and disinfection guidance.  Protocols are continually assessed and updated in accordance with all DOH and CDC guidance.  The campus also has representatives, including those in Facilities that oversee the enhanced cleaning and disinfection plan, assigned to the SUNY Operations and Maintenance Covid Physical Preparedness workgroup.

B. Face Coverings (Masks)

Face coverings (masks) must be worn by all members of the campus community on campus at all times, including in classrooms, conference rooms and other spaces, even when six-feet social distancing exists. Exceptions to mask wearing include when students are (1) in their private residential or personal space, (2) eating meals on-campus while seated and social distancing is appropriately enforced, or (3) by themselves. Faculty and staff are likewise exempt when alone in their office or other space. Any request for a medical, religious, or other accommodation to this policy should be reviewed on an individual basis in accordance with relevant laws and campus procedures.[3]

Brockport Plan

SUNY Brockport’s existing social distancing and face covering policy will continue to be in place for the winter and spring 2021 terms. This policy provides clear expectations and requirements that face coverings must be worn by all members of the campus community on campus at all times, even when six-feet of social distancing exists. Individuals can report a concern related to violations of the policy using the Report a Concern form. The reasonable request accommodation process is included in this policy.

C. Compliance

The Chancellor’s Uniform Sanctioning in Response to COVID-19 Student Violations implementing uniform sanctions System-wide for COVID-19 related violations, remains in effect for the Winter and Spring 2021 terms and must be referenced and incorporated into the campus reopening plan.

Brockport Plan

Compliance with the health and safety policies and strategies remains critically important. As announced in September 2020, the SUNY Uniform Sanctions will continue throughout the spring 2021 semester and until further notice. This information has been incorporated into fall, winter and spring messaging to students.

D. Mental Health Supports, Services and Referrals

Given the unprecedented times for students, campuses should strive to do the following to increase the support for mental health services among our campus community:

  1. Promote on-campus and community-based mental health treatment and resources, including:

    1. ReachOut SUNY

    2. Thriving Campus

    3. Middle Earth from the University at Albany

  2. Highlight therapy groups and other peer-to-peer support strategies

  3. Advertise the availability of crisis services, including Crisis Text Line, including: NYS OMH Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741

  4. Publicize the availability of free online QPR suicide prevention training for students, faculty, and staff.

Brockport Plan

On-campus and community-based mental health treatment and resources include:

  • The Counseling Center will continue to provide telemental health services for all registered students, offering individual and group counseling as well as skills based workshops and outreach programs.

  • The Counseling Center will work with students seeking or appropriate for community based resources and provide support until connected.

    • ThrivingCampus: ThrivingCampus is a web-based application that students can use to connect to off-campus resources across the state and the nation; that can be as part of a referral process with a campus counseling center, or entirely on their own through provider directories created for each of your campuses.

    • Give students 24/7 access to a national directory of off-campus providers plus the support they need to seek and engage with therapists successfully

    • The contract start/end dates are November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021; during this time period, campuses can use this resource at no cost to the campus or student.

    • The Counseling Center will offer skills workshops as well as specialized support groups which will be advertised on social media and our webpage. Groups typically start mid-February.

    • Crisis services:

      • SUNY Crisis Text Line - Text GOT5 to 741741

      • The Trevor Project - crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Trevor 24/7 Hotline: 1-866-488-7386. Trevor text line: Text START to 678-678

      • The Steve Fund - focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. Steve Fund text line: Text STEVE to 741741

      • LifeLine - Dial 211 or 1-877-356-9211

      • We will continue to publicize the availability of free online QPR suicide prevention training for students, faculty, and staff.

[3]For alternative solutions for lip & speech reading during the COVID-19 Pandemic please, please refer to the August 24, 2020 SUNY guidance.

5. Reporting

A. Daily Dashboard

Campuses are required to report daily COVID-related information to the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker in accordance with guidelines set forth by SUNY. Campuses that maintain their own COVID-19 dashboards must keep the data in their campus dashboards consistent with the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker at all times. If the campus does not keep its campus COVID-19 dashboard in sync with the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker, the campus COVID-19 dashboard shall be retired. Campuses may provide more information on their individual dashboard than what is currently required in the SUNY dashboard, in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality laws, but the core numbers shall be consistent with the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker.

B. Instructional Modalities

Campuses shall report to SUNY System Administration, as a continuation of fall semester reporting procedures, periodic statistical summaries of the distribution of instructional modalities between face-to-face, hybrid and remote methods as adjustments are made during the conduct of the academic semester.

Brockport Plan

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Registrar will provide data on a regular basis on the modality of instruction metrics prior to the start of the spring semester. These will be updated as necessary due to enrollment and facility availability changes.

6. What Students Should Know: Transparency

Campuses shall disseminate a clear, plain language notice on “What Students Should Know” to all students. SUNY System Administration will develop a template for campuses to customize. This notice should provide information that includes but is not limited to: testing requirements; mandatory quarantine and isolation; uniform compliance; and the percentage of courses which will be offered in-person, and virtual so they can make informed decisions about their educational experience.

The informational “What Students Should Know” notice should include links or additional information about the specific policies. For instance, students should be provided a copy of the Chancellor’s Uniform Sanctioning in Response to COVID-19 Student Violations and additional Campus-specific sanctioning so they are aware of the penalties for failing to comply with all COVID-19 related testing and safety protocols.

Brockport Plan

A draft of our What Students Should Know is posted on our website.

Last Updated 5/26/21