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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

As of August 25, SUNY Canton will no longer be tracking COVID-19 cases. The college’s leadership remain in close contact with state and federal public health officials.

If you test positive for COVID-19, whether you are a residential or commuter student, please contact the Davis Health Center at 315-386-7333 or healthcenter@canton.edu, to notify them of your positive test. The health center can provide you with medications and other supportive measures while you are in isolation.

As COVID-19 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.

COVID-19 Updates

Quarantine and Isolation Updates

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

St. Lawrence County Public Health is no longer requiring quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID-19 Updates for Fall 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

COVID Vaccine is REQUIRED for all students with an in-person presence (living on campus, taking in-person classes, using in-person services/support on campus) and the vaccine series must be complete at least two weeks before the start of the fall semester.

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.

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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