COVID-19 Information

  • As of April 11, 2023, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be mandated for students to attend a SUNY institution, effective for summer courses.
  • OCC, as part of the SUNY system, will also no longer be requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for attendance, or to live in our Residence Hall, but strongly encourage students stay up to date on all vaccinations.  
  • Student with clinical rotations, internships, or filed placements will be required to follow the vaccine requirements of the host site.  
  • COVID has not been eradicated and without a doubt many individuals on campus will feel more comfortable continuing to wear a mask. OCC will remain mask-friendly for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • We will continue to provide the process for students to submit their proof of vaccination, and we will continue to report the vaccine status of our students.
  • Individuals should visit the CDC website for real time information on protocols and other updates.
  • At this time the NYS Department of Health states if you test positive for COVID, you must remain home for 5 days and mask for 5 days upon return to work/class.