January 1, 2021
There has been a worrisome rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Capital Region, and importantly, in Albany County. The Albany County Health Department is encouraging everyone to remain vigilant and continue safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We realize that some staff must be on campus for work during the next several weeks, and that there are individuals who would like to use law school buildings and facilities. As long as the public health situation allows, the law school will be open for those faculty, staff, and students who need to access their offices, the library, or study spaces for the February Bar Exam.
In order to keep our campus safe, we are requiring that all individuals who intend to use campus facilities from January 4 – January 24 submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted on or after 12/28/20. As a reminder, our partners at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) are offering current Albany Law School students, faculty, and staff COVID rapid-tests. To obtain a COVID-19 test at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences testing site, make an appointment here. (https://acphscovidtesting.timetap.com/#/).
There will be no fee for this test at ACPHS during the period of January 4 – January 25.
This is also a good opportunity to remind everyone that all members of the community will need proof of a negative test by January 25, 2021 in order to return to in-person teaching and learning for the Spring semester. Individuals who do not intend to return to campus until January 25 should not get tested prior to January 11.
Test results can be uploaded to ShareMyHealth (the daily health assessment tool), using the attached instructions. If you are not currently registered for ShareMyHealth, documentation may be sent to email@example.com
Complete guidance regarding the return for the start of the Spring 2021 semester will be sent to the community soon.
As a reminder, there are free tests available at a variety of pharmacy locations, from your primary care provider, and New York State testing sites. Find a NYS testing site at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you
- Public Health and Safety Team