COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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Updated July 20, 2022 3:12 PM

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Masking is optional at FLCC facilities. Many people may wish to continue to wear masks, and there is ample evidence that high-quality masks, such as N95s and KN95s, protect the wearer.

FLCC requires all students with an on-campus presence to have two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to the start of fall classes on Aug. 29.

The College may require boosters at some point in the future, for example, in the event of a significant spike in COVID transmission. You are strongly recommended to stay up-to-date with vaccinations to stay healthy and stay ahead of any new restrictions. You are considered up-to-date with your vaccines if you have gotten all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses, when you become eligible.

Students who are on campus and not feeling well should contact the Student Health Office during business hours, or seek medical attention after hours. Do not come to campus to seek treatment if you are not already on site.

Vaccination required for on-campus classes, activities

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is required for any on-campus presence.

  • In-person and hybrid classes
  • Athletics
  • On-campus jobs

If you have had two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, upload your documents to the Student Health Portal. All classes and activities are open to you.

If you have had one dose of Moderna or Pfizer, you may register for in-person or hybrid courses but must complete your vaccination by Aug. 29 to remain in those classes. Please contact the Student Health Office for more information.

If you do not already have your first series of COVID-19 vaccinations, you must start the process no later than Aug. 1 to be ready in time for in-person classes by Aug. 29. You can also talk to one of our advisors about other options – late-start, in-person classes, or completely online/remote courses (those with U or C before the section number).

Vaccination and booster* required for residence hall

Residents of the Suites at Laker Landing will be required to show proof of a COVID booster, if eligible, prior to moving in. This is due to the close living quarters in the residence halls.

* You are eligible for a booster five months after the second Moderna or Pfizer dose.

Affirmation required for off-campus attendance

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and MMR is not required for exclusively off-campus attendance. After registering for one of the course types below, you have 30 days to complete the affirmation of understanding in the Student Health Portal certifying you will not report to an FLCC location for any reason during the semester. Students who are out of compliance after 30 days will be de-registered from all classes.

Course options are as follows:

  • Online
  • Remote
  • Certain HyFlex and in-person/remote classes with a "C" before the section number.  

More about the vaccine policy

More detailed information on vaccine requirements, including medical and religious exemptions, is available on the immunization page of this website. You can also review the State University of New York COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. For questions about the vaccination policy, please contact studenthealth@flcc.edu.


Testing Info

FLCC will test all residents of The Suites at Laker Landing using a rapid test prior to moving in. Other testing requirements will be outlined in the housing license agreement. Students with exemptions will be required to test monthly, and information will be provided when exemption status is received.

Self-Reporting Form

Please use this form to tell us if you tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for test results, or have been placed in a public health agency mandatory quarantine.

Self-Report

Ontario County Public Health, in consultation with the NYS Department of Health, has updated its guidance on isolation and quarantine.

Individuals who test positive with an at-home kit are asked to upload results to the county's website. You will be responsible for notifying any individuals you were in close contact with just before your positive result.

For the most part, isolation is now five full days with day zero starting on the day of the positive test result.

If you are diagnosed through a PCR test, we strongly encourage you to complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form and upload your documentation to the Student Health Portal so that we can help you.

Counseling Services

  • FLCC offers TimelyCare for Lakers to all matriculated students. We strongly encourage you to set up your account prior to the first day of classes. You can do so by downloading the TimelyCare app or by going to the TimelyCare website.
  • Students needing short-term personal counseling can reach the Office of Community Standards and Counseling at (585) 785-1211 or standards@flcc.edu. Appointments can be set up in Starfish.
  • Worried about someone's health and safety? Call 911 immediately. If your concern does not require an emergency response, complete a RADAR report.
  • Check out the Counseling Services web page for available apps and resources relating to personal development and mental health.

SUNY Mental Health Services

Check the SUNY mental health resource page for information on the Crisis Text Line for students, faculty, and staff who are dealing with emotional challenges. Members of the SUNY community can access the confidential text line 24/7 by texting Got5U to 741-741. The text line can be used to help alleviate depression, anxiety, stress, and suicidal thoughts. It also provides a way for people to talk about substance use, relationship issues, domestic violence, and school stressors, as well stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Needs and Staying Safe

We understand that life happens. In this turbulent time, this can be even more stressful. To request student emergency funds for unforeseen expenses, such as a car repair, or access the FLCC food cupboard, please visit our website.

Your safety is of paramount importance to us. During this time, all policies remain in place. If you have concerns around discrimination, sexual misconduct or general conduct issues, please contact the Office of Community Standards and Counseling at (585) 785-1211 or standards@flcc.edu.

Students who fail to comply with COVID-19 protocols can face sanctions under the FLCC Code of Conduct. If you have questions please email Sara Iszard, director of community standards and counseling, at standards@flcc.edu or to the Student Affairs Office at studentaffairs@flcc.edu.

Prevention

If you are well, practice these protective measures:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day with soap and water or use alcohol based hand sanitizers
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Be prepared to stay home by having a few days of extra food, water and medicine on hand
  • Wear a mask and practice social distancing. You will reduce your chance of getting sick if you do both, not just one or the other.

If you are ill, do the following:

  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow - not your hand
  • If you have symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) and seek medical treatment, call ahead so providers are ready for you.
  • If you believe you have come in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, call your health care provider or your county public health department

Cleaning

The College will follow New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols for appropriate cleaning and disinfecting for both suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.

FLCC staff have been trained in proper cleaning and disinfection techniques. COVID-19 cleaning logs that include the date, time, and scope of cleaning will be maintained by Facilities and Grounds. Staff hours for daytime cleaning have doubled.

Routine cleaning of College facilities will be rigorous and ongoing, and surfaces that are touched most frequently will be prioritized. This includes

  • Light switches, handrails and door knobs/handles
  • All restrooms, including all surfaces, fixtures, door knobs, push plates and switches
  • Breakroom tables and chairs, refrigerator and microwave doors and handles
  • Handles on equipment
  • Buttons on vending machines and elevators
  • Shared phones, computer keyboards, mouse, tablets
  • Hands-on learning items
  • Drinking fountains and water fill stations
  • Copy machines

Additional Precautions

FLCC has replaced all electronic hand dryers with paper towels due to research that suggests the virus can be transmitted in aerosol form.

Facilities flushes the air in the building as often as possible to bring in fresh air from outside. The FLCC air filtering system exceeds the filtering recommendations of New York state.

Disinfecting solution with paper towels and instructions will be in all classrooms and common areas for use.

FLCC has hand sanitizer stations and sanitizer refill stations throughout campus.

Automatic flushing and sensor faucets have been installed in all restrooms. Some outer restroom doors will have a foot pull so users can avoid touching the door handle.

Resources

TimelyCare

FLCC is excited to offer TimelyCare –a new telehealth program for students. The service provides access to virtual 24/7 medical and mental health care from anywhere, and with no cost to enrolled students!

Need Assistance?

For students who have a specific concern or question, email us or complete this simple form. We will connect you with the right resource. Share a Concern

COVID Alert NY

NYS has launched a free app that notifies users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app is anonymous and does not collect personal data. By participating, users can reduce the potential exposure risk to their immediate circle.

Learn more

New York State Coronavirus health hotline | 1-888-364-3065

Call with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms


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