Herkimer College Alerts

Important COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance testing information is available here.

We are... HERK Safe

The following policies related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been implemented at Herkimer County Community College, developed in accordance with the latest guidance from the Herkimer County Health Department and the State University of New York. Please note they are subject to change per Federal, State, SUNY, local, or College guidance.

Questions regarding Herkimer College's policies and protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be sent to coronavirusresponse@herkimer.edu.

Vaccinations

In accordance with State University of New York policy, Herkimer College requires full vaccination status for all students enrolled in on-campus classes or planning to be on campus for any reason.

Vaccination and testing details for new and transfer students for Spring 2022 are available here. 

Exemptions: Students can download the Request for Medical Immunization Exemption form or the Request for Religious Immunization Exemption form, or request them from the Dean of Students Office via email at deanofstudents@herkimer.edu. Completed exemption requests should be submitted to the Dean of Students Office via email to deanofstudents@herkimer.edu, or fax to 315-866-1808.

Internet Academy students (students enrolled 100% online), and not planning to be on campus for any reason, are exempt from vaccination. Students in this category must submit an attestation confirming they will not be using any campus facilities. The Online Student Exemption attestation form is available at herkimer.edu/online-exemption.
 

Surveillance Testing Requirements

The College requires participation in pooled surveillance testing as outlined below. The testing site is located in the Cogar Gallery in the Robert McLaughlin College Center Building (RMCC 278) and operates Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residential Students: All Herkimer students residing on-campus are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing on campus throughout the rest of the semester.

Commuter Students:  Commuter students approved for vaccine exemption are required to undergo weekly surveillance testing. 

Student-Athletes: All student-athletes, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated, are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing. Wednesdays each week are designated testing days for student-athletes in the College’s surveillance testing site.

Testing Schedule:

Mondays:

  • All students living in Campus Meadows Buildings A & B and Reservoir Run Buildings 1 & 2, regardless of their vaccination status *(student athletes should complete their testing on Wednesday)

  • All unvaccinated students whose last name begins with the letters A – F

Tuesdays:

  • All students living in Campus Meadows Buildings C, D, E & F, regardless of their vaccination status *(student athletes should complete their testing on Wednesday)

  • All unvaccinated students whose last name begins with the letters G – L

Tuesday Evenings:

  • Pre-employment Police Academy students

Wednesdays:

  • All student-athletes regardless of their vaccination status
  • All unvaccinated students whose last name begins with the  letters  M – R

Wednesday Evenings:

  • Pre-Employment Corrections Basic Training students

Thursdays:

  • All students living in Campus Meadows Buildings J & H, College Hill and Reservoir Run Buildings  3 & 4 regardless of their vaccination status.  *(student-athletes should complete their testing on Wednesday)

  • All unvaccinated students whose last name begins with the letters S – Z

 

Facial Coverings

Herkimer College requires all employees, students, and visitors to wear face coverings while on campus.

Face coverings are to be worn in classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and all other common spaces. Face coverings are not required while eating in on-campus dining areas, within personal offices, or in non-public-facing personal workstations.

Individuals who have been approved for a vaccination exemption will be required to wear face coverings in all outdoor settings. Vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors, except at outdoor events and where large groups of people gather, such as at on-campus athletic events.