From the Dean - Town Hall Tomorrow at Noon: Important Spring Semester Information

January 10, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Although we had hoped and planned to open for in-person classes next week, staffing shortages have affected our COVID-19 testing center requiring us to move to a remote teaching format for one week through Jan. 24.

I know this is upsetting and unsettling news. I am sorry to be delivering it. I will hold a zoom Town Hall tomorrow Jan. 11 at noon to answer your questions about this change in plans. Check your Albanylaw.edu for a link for the townhall meeting.

While we are still working out some details on reopening, we have decided the following:

  • Classes will be taught remotely at their scheduled time in a synchronous format through Jan. 24.
  • Between Jan. 10-24, law school buildings will be open for students, faculty, and staff who want to use them, but only those individuals who have submitted proof of a booster shot or received an exemption or extension will be permitted in the building after Jan. 17. Check your albanylaw.edu email for directions for uploading your booster information.
  • Based on medical guidance and the current high transmission rate in Albany County, community members will be asked to submit proof of a negative COVID test taken on or after Jan. 17 to be allowed entry on or after Jan. 24. Home tests will be accepted. Appointments are currently available now at the testing sites at Crossgate Mall (gogettested.com) and UAlbany (coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing). We suggest you register now for the week of Jan. 18. Other test sites are available at Albanycounty.com.
  • Staff should check with their supervisor about on-site work expectations.

Please be on the lookout for further updates coming from Albany Law News.

I look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Town Hall.

Very truly yours,

Alicia Ouellette