COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

2021-2022 UPDATES

 

Our students enjoy a dynamic collegiate experience that prioritizes their academic journey and an energetic environment. For the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, we’re continuing to return more classes to an in-person environment without losing our vast online offerings.

Listed below are brief safety guidelines and descriptions of our course formats, along with images of how these course formats will appear on your schedule.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19

COVID-19 VACCINATION AND BOOSTERS

For the Spring 2022 semester, students who plan to access campus must have received a single-dose vaccine OR the second dose of a two-dose vaccine by January 4, 2022. Student vaccination information must also be submitted to the College by January 4. You can submit your vaccination information here. Students who would like to request an exemption must do so before January 4 by emailing COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.

Students who register for a class with in-person components after January 4 must submit their COVID-19 vaccination information immediately using the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application.

COVID-19 boosters are also required for vaccinated students who plan to access campus during the semester. Students who are eligible for a booster must receive a booster by Monday, January 31, or within 30 days of becoming eligible.

Students who fail to adhere to the vaccination and booster requirements will be restricted from campus, removed from their courses and will be liable for outstanding fees and tuition charges.

COVID-19 TESTING & SPRING 2022 RETURN TO CAMPUS

The Spring 2022 semester begins Tuesday, January 25.

COVID-19 testing for students begins the week of Tuesday, January 18. Students should use these links to schedule testing appointments: AUBURN or FULTON. Students must schedule their COVID-19 tests.

Students who received a vaccination exemption and are planning to access campus this semester are required to test weekly, starting the week of January 18.

Vaccinated students planning to access campus this semester must test the week of January 18 OR January 24. Following that initial test, vaccinated students must participate in COVID-19 testing once per month.

Students who will not access campus this semester are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, contact COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.

FACIAL COVERINGS

Facial coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Employees and students in counties deemed “high risk” by their local health department and/or the Centers for Disease Control are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a facial covering indoors. You can check your county’s COVID-19 risk status at this link.

Unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals who have not submitted their vaccination information must continue wearing a facial covering indoors. Students can submit their vaccination information at this link.

COURSE FORMATS

We’re encouraging our students to pursue the learning environment that works best for them to have the successful, energetic semester they deserve. Whether you choose to take your courses or access services in-person or online, we’re here to support you.

Our courses are available in multiple environments: In-person, online, live online, or a hybrid combination of several settings. Our support services are also available in-person or online.

You can find all course listings here and access your schedule at your myCayuga account. We encourage students who have questions about their schedule or their course formats to contact our Center for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement at 315-294-8532 or studenteng@cayuga-cc.edu.

Online

Example of a traditional online course

The “traditional” online option where you complete assignments, participate in discussions and communicate with instructors on a schedule that works for you. There are still set due dates for assignments and other required elements of the courses.

Live Online (REAL_TIME):

Example of a Hybrid course

Online Live courses will be offered in real-time, with online instructional sessions at specific days and times each week that you attend.

Hybrid

Example of a Hybrid course Example of a Hybrid course

Hybrid courses are a combination of on-campus sessions and either Online or Live Online (REAL_TIME) sessions. The days and times for your on-campus session will be noted with a room location. If your virtual session is Live Online, a specified time(s) will show on your schedule.

HyFlex

HyFlex courses are split, so some students meet on-campus while others simultaneously take the course online in real-time. Students register for either the on-campus section or the real-time online section.

On-Campus

Example of an On-Campus course

Traditional in-person courses following responsible social distancing measures, facial covering guidelines (optional for vaccinated, required for unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals who haven’t submitted their vaccination information) and other safety precautions.

SAFETY MEASURES

The safety of our students and employees is always the top priority at Cayuga Community College. We have instituted several health procedures to best ensure a healthy campus community. These guidelines are listed below.

  • Students who access campus must be vaccinated and must have received a booster shot once they are eligible, or must have been granted an exemption by the College.
  • Facial coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals who have not submitted their vaccination information must continue wearing a facial covering indoors.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals who access campus and individuals whose vaccination information has not been verified are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 on-campus testing, starting the week of January 18. Find the nearest vaccination site.
  • Vaccinated individuals will participate in COVID-19 testing once per month, and must test the week of January 18 or January 24.
  • Masks are available at our Offices of Public Safety.
  • Practice responsible hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing.
  • If you feel ill, avoid accessing campus.

Questions about campus safety measures can be directed to COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.