Student FAQs

Q: What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19? 

Please contact the Health Office at (845) 431-8075 or healthoffice@sunydutchess.edu as soon as possible. The Health Office is located in room 110 of the Orcutt Student Services Center. If you are able, please advise your faculty member regarding keeping up with coursework or assignments.

Q: What if I am being tested at an off-campus testing site? 

We highly encourage students to take advantage of our on-campus testing site. Check the testing schedule on the What Students Need to Know page or in myDCC. If that testing site advises that you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Health Office at (845) 431-8075 or healthoffice@sunydutchess.edu as soon as possible. If you are able, please advise your faculty member regarding keeping up with coursework or assignments.

Q: What if I have a health or religious issue related to getting a vaccine?

The deadline for credit-seeking students to request a medical or religious exemption has passed.

Credit-free students may still petition for a medical or religious exemption. Forms are posted on the "What Students Need to Know" guidance webpage under the “Vaccinations” heading or in the “Covid-19 Info for Students” section in myDCC. For your petition to be considered, submit a completed medical or religious exemption form to CFVaxExemption@sunydutchess.edu. General philosophical or moral objections to the COVID-19 vaccine will not suffice as basis for a religious exemption.

Students granted a medical or religious exemption will be subjected to certain restrictions and COVID-19 testing responsibilities.

Q: What if I can’t wear a mask?

Per CDC guidelines, a person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.),” should submit a request to the Office of Accommodative Services at accommodativeservices@sunydutchess.edu for consideration of an exemption from mask-wearing based on a medical accommodation, regardless of vaccination status.