COVID-19 Information & Updates

The college remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors.

As the guidance related to COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, our protocols and plans will be updated accordingly. Please check this webpage often. Page last updated July 12, 2022.

Coming to Campus

NOTE: Individuals should not report to campus if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status.

Guidance for Symptoms and Exposure

Vaccination Policies

Hudson Valley Community College strongly encourages the entire campus community, including faculty and staff, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Students and employees who have received their COVID-19 vaccination and/or booster(s) are asked to submit those records to the college.

Submit Vaccination Record Immunization & Vaccination Requirements

Masks and Social Distancing

The use of masks on campus at Hudson Valley is optional. Although mask usage is not mandated, it remains strongly encouraged, and may be required in certain situations (i.e., for those engaged in clinical coursework where close personal contact is required).

Social distancing is recommended where possible, however instructional spaces are open to full capacity as necessary.

Testing Requirements and Exemptions

Weekly pooled surveillance testing is available to all students and employees, however, weekly testing is required for:

  • All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students with an approved exemption who are on campus.
  • All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated employees who are on campus.

NOTE: Those meeting one of the following criteria should submit a Pooled Testing Exemption Form and related documentation:

  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
  • If you took your weekly test off-campus, including a home test.

Pooled Surveillance Testing Details   Employee & Student Testing Exemption

Campus Communications

The college provides regular updates to the campus community related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Please take a moment to review the information and resources on the COVID-19 Related Communications page.

More Information

Guidance: COVID-19 Protocols and Safety Plan for Spring 2022 (PDF)
This guidance was submitted to SUNY on Jan. 7, 2022.


This information applies to the college’s main campus, as well as TEC-SMART and college facilities on Jordan Road and will be in effect until New York State guidance changes. Any updates will be communicated to the college community as we are made aware of them.