This is just one of our COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester.
To view a comprehensive summary of our policies, please visit this link.
The College is requiring all students, staff and faculty, regardless of vaccination status, to test for COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2022 semester.
Tests must be taken between Aug. 21-27 and uploaded to your COVID-19 Profile at my.newpaltz.edu.
Residential students will not be able to move into their residence hall until a negative test has been submitted and approved.
Instructions for uploading your test results can be found here.
The College will accept results from at-home antigen or PCR tests. Antigen tests are widely available at many pharmacies and online retailers. Information about where to get a PCR test can be found on this Ulster County page (and many other counties offer similar resources on their websites).
Limited on-campus PCR testing will be available on Aug. 24 at the College Terrace. Check appointment availability here. If you get an on-campus PCR test, your results will be uploaded to your COVID-19 Profile automatically. (Update: As of Aug. 18, all available appointments on Aug. 24 are booked).
Students who are taking a fully online course schedule and will not be physically on campus at all this fall are exempt from this requirement.
If you have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, do not take a PCR test. You are still required to comply with the testing requirement and should take an antigen test. If your antigen test comes back positive AND you had COVID-19 in the last 30 days, please contact the Student Health Service (students) or Human Resources (employees) for more information.