Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Spring 2022 COVID-19 vaccinations & booster shot

SUNY policy requires all students accessing SUNY facilities in-person to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot, with limited exception. Before returning to campus, students must submit current COVID-19 test results, regardless of their vaccination status, to the Health Center.

On-campus JCC students have to submit proof of COVID-19 and all other required immunizations to the Health Center to avoid academic withdrawal from all on-campus courses, financial liability, or negative impacts on financial aid status.

Students newly enrolled in classes on campus for spring 2022 have to submit their vaccination and immunization records to the Health Center before starting classes. All students are to be fully vaccinated for all on-campus courses and on-campus activities by Thursday, January 13, 2022. Students will submit proof of their booster shot based on their booster shot due date.

Face masks and daily screenings are required for all students, employees, and visitors coming to campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Following the FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, SUNY policy requires all students accessing SUNY facilities in-person to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot, with limited exception.

This policy includes students coming to campus for any reason, including credit courses, non-credit courses, athletics, campus life, residence life, student services, and Sheriff’s Academy.

On-campus JCC students have to submit proof of COVID-19 and all other required immunizations to the Health Center to avoid academic withdrawal from all on-campus courses, financial liability, or negative impacts on financial aid status.

Any student who has not shown that they have completed a full vaccine series or been granted an exemption will either be unenrolled, or may revert to fully remote instruction if that is an available option based on the student's course of study, and will no longer have access to any in-person campus activities or services.

If a student is taking online coursework only and has no plans to participate in any on-campus activities or interactions, the COVID-19 vaccination is not required.

Due dates for COVID-19 booster shot:

  • Pfizer or Moderna booster shot is due five months after you received your second shot.
  • Janssen (J&J) booster shot is due two months after you received your shot.

If you have passed your booster due date as of December 31, 2021, you must submit proof of your booster shot by January 31, 2022.

If your booster shot is not yet due, you must submit proof of your booster shot based on your booster shot due date.

Review Health Services Immunization Requirements and submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots (including exemption requests).

The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free and available through the Chautauqua County and Cattaraugus County health department clinics and many pharmacies.

Q: Do we have to get a COVID-19 test to come back?

Yes, students should provide a negative test result to the Health Center completed within five days before their first day coming back to campus.

Email a photo of the test result with a J# or valid form of ID to HealthCenter@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

Q: Is there a specific type of test we have to submit?

Any test is fine. At-home or PCR is accepted. Limited free at-home tests are available for residential households in the U.S.

Q: Where can I get a COVID-19 test to turn in?

Check your local pharmacy or the county health departments.

The Chautauqua County Health Department is hosting a testing site at SUNY JCC’s North County Center. Request a test appointment.

Q: What if I’ve had COVID-19 in the last 90 days?

Provide this information to the Health Center with verification of a positive test. Do not attend pool testing or take a PCR, as this will continue to show as positive for 90 days.

Once you receive a negative at-home test, you are permitted to come to campus.

Q: What if I am currently ill with COVID-19?

If you have a positive test, proceed with a five-day quarantine as directed by the CDC.

Be sure to communicate with the Health Center on a regular basis through this process, as they will continue to monitor and assess your health.

Vaccinated students

If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot and provide proof of vaccination:

Unvaccinated students

If you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine not FDA- or WHO-authorized, and/or have approved medical, religious, or fully remote exemptions, you must continue the following: