Although New York State is discontinuing the requirement for quarantine following entry into the state, there may still be travel restrictions in place in the fall, particularly for non-vaccinated individuals. Given the success in limiting SARS-CoV-2 entry into the community through the use of a universal quarantine for individuals who may be capable of transmitting the virus, Colgate may still require a quarantine or other public health restrictions upon arrival, especially for those who are not vaccinated. The Emergency Operations Center is currently working on digital health passport technology that may be utilized to restrict the activity of non-vaccinated individuals for a period of time. Alternatively, and if possible, these students could return early to campus for a testing regime that allows us to identify and isolate any SARS-CoV-2 prior to the start of the semester. The Task Force asks that attention be given to ensure that non-vaccinated students should not have to reveal private health conditions or religious exemptions. Therefore, we recommend that guidance on travel restrictions will be made closer to the start of the fall semester.
- Colgate Together
- On-Campus Operations During COVID-19
- Memo: Task Force on the Reopening of the Colgate Campus, Summer/Fall 2021
- Travel Restrictions & Quarantine Considerations