Always Forward: Returning to St. Lawrence

This website outlines St. Lawrence’s plans for the 2021-2022 academic year. Details, announcements, and updates will be added as decisions are made. Provisions in this plan are consistent with guidance issued May 25, 2021, by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and New York State guidance, based on CDC guidance, issued June 15, 2021.

The University remains committed to its mission: to provide an inspiring liberal arts experience for students from all over the world who come here with purpose and promise. The safety and well-being of our entire campus community remains our top priority. Decision making will be as inclusive and equitable as possible and in consultation with stakeholders and local public health officials and in accordance with guidance from federal and state agencies. Flexibility and innovation will be required of all Laurentians, which extends to our responsibility for the long-term strength of the institution.

Weekly Testing Clinics

Weekly testing clinics take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Eben Holden (South Room); parking is available in Lot C.

Any asymptomatic student, faculty, or staff member can get tested during weekly clinics. Symptomatic students should not wait for a clinic and should instead contact Health Services (315-229-5392), while symptomatic employees should schedule a test as soon as possible at a local testing site.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Not feeling well? The CDC keeps an updated list of symptoms often associated with COVID-19.

Campus Operating Status: Level 2--Yellow-Phase A (Moderate Risk)

Five COVID colored alert levels include grey, green, yellow, orange, and red and an arrow points to yellow.

 Campus Guidance as of January 10, 2022:

MASKING:

Indoor masking required for vaccinated and unvaccinated in all buildings; outdoor masking recommended but not required for vaccinated

DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKS

Every day; if feeling ill, stay home. Students contact Health Center and employees contact supervisor.

CLASSES

Fully in person; faculty with extenuating circumstances contact the Dean

STUDENT RESIDENCES

Moderate restrictions: Cross-building visitation permitted, room occupancy limits in place, masks not required in outdoor spaces (if vaccinated) but required for unvaccinated when in close proximity to others

Phase A: masks required in public residential areas only (hallways, bathrooms, lounges) but not inside individual student rooms with the door closed for vaccinated; maximum gathering size inside individual student rooms may not exceed double the assigned occupancy.  

GATHERINGS ANYWHERE ON CAMPUS (INDOORS OR OUTDOORS)

Phase A: Maximum gathering size is 20 without a safety plan, indoor common areas or outdoors

DINING

Masking for all while getting food, and when not seated and eating in dining areas

OFFICES AND OTHER WORK SPACES

Managers may allow some remote or flex schedules, basic hygiene and cleaning, indoor masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated

UNIVERSITY-SANCTIONED EVENTS

In-person possible with some restrictions, indoor masking required for vaccinated and unvaccinated, reduced serving of food and drink, consultation with VP for events over 25, some additional restrictions for over 250, distancing where feasible and appropriate

ATHLETICS

Follow NCAA guidelines

PUBLIC SPACES (E.G. LIBRARIES, FITNESS CENTER)

Masking required indoors, other restrictions may be imposed

VISITORS

Visitors allowed at supervised university events/programs, and campus employment interviews only, indoor masking required for vaccinated and unvaccinated, additional restrictions may be imposed

OFF-CAMPUS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

No off-campus gatherings or socializing with students from other institutions, indoor masking required for vaccinated and unvaccinated

OFF-CAMPUS TRAVEL

(Separate review process for study away programs through the Student Safe Travel Committee)

Limited off-campus travel for students for essential items only or outdoor recreation - limit interactions with the local community and continue to wear a mask when off-campus. Business-related travel for employees for scholarship and professional duties (including conferences) allowed with supervisor approval.

TESTING REGIMEN

Weekly testing for those that are most vulnerable to hospitalization and severe disease, such as the unvaccinated.  Any St. Lawrence employee or student who wants a test can attend a weekly clinic. Rapid antigen tests are available at the Health Center for students.

St. Lawrence COVID-19 Dashboard