Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

SUNY policy for COVID-19 vaccinations

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, with limited exception. Face masks are required on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

JCC Alert: If you are an on-campus JCC student and have not yet submitted proof of COVID-19 and all other required immunizations to the Health Center, submit this information by Monday, September 27 to avoid academic withdrawal from all on-campus courses, financial liability, or negative impacts on financial aid status. Exemption forms must be approved before September 27.

Students will have a grace period of no more than 35 days from August 23, 2021 to show proof they have completed a full vaccine series, or submit requests for an exemption based on medical or religious grounds.

Upon expiration of this grace period, 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.

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

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

In preparation for the fall 2021 semester, JCC created a schedule that included various learning modalities. Students who will not be vaccinated and do not receive an exemption are not guaranteed changes to their schedule. Currently enrolled students should review their email and Blackboard for information about individual course options, and students may contact their advisor for assistance in confirming available options.

Face masks are required on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccinated students

If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine 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: