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SUNY Sullivan mandates student COVID-19 vaccine

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LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY—SUNY Sullivan is mandating that all students attending classes on campus be vaccinated for COVID-19, in accordance with a state-wide directive from the State University of New York.

“SUNY Sullivan is thrilled that the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for regular use,” said SUNY Sullivan Jay Quaintance. “While we at SUNY Sullivan have been extremely successful in maintaining a safe environment for our students and staff and have had no transmission of the virus on campus, we know that getting everyone vaccinated is the most effective path out of this pandemic.  We join all our SUNY colleagues in welcoming our vaccinated students back to campus for the college experience that we all have missed over the past 17 months.”  

SUNY Sullivan students who plan to attend classes or activities on campus and are unvaccinated have until Monday September 27, 2021, to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Students may choose from the available vaccines—Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. SUNY is STRONGLY recommending that students get the first shot by September 3rd, with the expectation that students will be FULLY vaccinated by September 27th.

More details and information about the SUNY vaccine policy can be found here: https://sunysullivan.edu/coronavirus-concerns/.

Vaccines are available at most pharmacies, as well as walk-in New York State-run vaccination sites. To find vaccine locations students can go to https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

SUNY Sullivan Fall Semester Begins August 30

As the summer begins to wind down, SUNY Sullivan’s campus is gearing up for in-person instruction this fall. The college has added many new initiatives such as the availability of Child Care on campus, a new E-Sports program/arena, an enlarged food pantry, a newly marked network of hiking and snowshoeing trails and a wellness program. Additionally, residence halls are open, and the college is actively recruiting for college sports teams.

The college has programs for students finishing high school, starting college, transitioning their career, or looking for professional development.

SUNY Sullivan’s Laptop Loaner Program can assist students who need better access to technology for their studies. And the college offers free parking lot wifi for students and community members.

SUNY Sullivan was ranked #1 community college in New York State in 2021, and #14 of all New York State institutions of higher education by Intelligent.com, based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

 About SUNY Sullivan

Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan) seeks to educate, inspire and empower both SUNY students and the community at large. Through our excellent instructors and programs, we prepare students for exciting careers in a diverse and interconnected world. We also give back to the community as a whole — promoting environmentally sustainable practices and supporting positive economic change within Sullivan County and beyond. For more information go to sunysullivan.edu

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