Herkimer College Alerts

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Information for Students

April 5, 2021

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that all New Yorkers 16-years-of-age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting tomorrow (April 6).

According to a news release from the Governor’s office, New York's vast distribution network and large population of eligible individuals still far exceed the supply coming from the federal government. You are encouraged to remain patient and are advised not to show up at vaccination sites without an appointment. As of right now, people 16 and 17 years of age can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

Appointments can be scheduled for state-run mass vaccination sites on the 'Am I Eligible' website. You may also visit your local health department website or contact your pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments. (Links to local county websites are: Herkimer County and Oneida County). 

January 25, 2021

Dear Students:

Please take the time to read carefully all the information below.


Students returning to campus for face-to-face classes and athletes must present themselves for a COVID rapid test on Saturday, January 30 or Sunday, January 31 between 8am - 4 pm in the gymnasium.  You will be required to wait in a designated parking area until your test results are confirmed.  You must receive a negative result in order to participate in classes and/or practices.

Residential students should follow the instructions they previously received from Residence Life and Housing.


SUNY has mandated that any student who will be on campus for any reason during the Spring 2021 semester MUST participate in COVID Surveillance Testing.  Testing will be done on a weekly basis and failure to comply with this directive could result in your removal from on-campus classes, on-campus employment, athletic teams and on-campus housing or suspension/dismissal from the College.  To help ensure we maintain compliance with this important SUNY mandate, please note the following:

You must register for the testing at www.suny-covid-test.com prior to arriving for testing. When registering you must provide health insurance information.  Please know that Herkimer College is providing this testing without charge to all students.  While you will never be charged for this testing, the health insurance information is a requirement.  Please contact the Dean of Students Office if you or your parents/guardians do not have health insurance.

  • You must bring your Herkimer Student ID card every time you test.
  • Please do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash 3 hours prior to testing.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or vape 30 minutes prior to testing.  This includes mints, throat lozenges and water.

Testing will be available in the Cogar Gallery in the Robert McLaughlin College Center during the following times: 

  • Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm
  • Monday, 4 pm - 5:45 pm

Testing groups are as follows:


  • All athletes (must test with their respective teams)
  • Campus Meadows - Bldgs. A & B
  • Reservoir Run - Bldgs.1 & 2
  • Commuter students with last names beginning with the letters A - D


  • Campus Meadows - Bldgs. C & D
  • College Hill - Bldgs. 1 & 4
  • Police Academy
  • PTA
  • Commuter students with last names beginning with the letters E - L


  • Campus Meadows - Bldgs. F & G
  • College Hill Building 2
  • Commuter students with last names beginning with the letters M - S


  • All athletes (must test with their respective teams)
  • Campus Meadows - Bldgs. H & J
  • Reservoir Run - Bldgs. 3 & 4
  • Commuter students with last names beginning with the letters T - Z

If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you must contact the Dean of Students Office to discuss how your testing may differ.

If your employer requires COVID testing, you may be excused from testing if you bring proof of the negative results of that test.  Please note:  If your employer does not conduct testing on a weekly basis, you must participate in the College’s surveillance testing during the weeks you are not tested at work.

If you are not able to test on your scheduled day, you must contact the Dean of Students Office to adjust your testing schedule.  Please email DeanofStudents@Herkimer.edu or call 315.574.4009.

As required while on campus, masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained at all times.

You should already be observing the 14 day quarantine as outlined in the 12/21/2020 correspondence from the Dean of Students. (https://www.herkimer.edu/about/pr/herkimer-college-blog/adjustments-spring-2021-academic-calendar/)


Donald M. Dutcher '90
Dean of Students/Director of Athletics

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