COVID-19 Community Updates
Updated June 1, 2023
The federal government ended the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11, 2023. Coinciding with that change, Albany Law School will no longer require the COVID-19 vaccination for students or employees, meaning the vaccination will not be required for summer school students, those incoming for the fall 2023 semester, or new employees. The COVID-19 vaccination remains an important part of individual and campus health, and the Law School strongly encourages all community members to remain up-to-date on recommended COVID-19 vaccinations. Those who choose to forgo vaccinations do so at their own risk.
In addition, reporting a positive case of COVID-19 will no longer be required for students or employees.
Further, Albany Law School supports the choice of individuals to wear masks and expects members of our community to respect those who choose to do so.
COVID-19 Student Absences
If a student is unable to attend class due to COVID-19:
- Contact the professor.
- Fill out a Report of COVID-Related Absence & Class Recording(s) Request - this will automatically be sent to Katie Palmieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If above link does not work copy this URL into Web Browser: https://www.albanylaw.edu/webform/report-covid-related-absence-class-re…
- When completing the Report, you must also provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test to Katie Palmieri.
- Students watching class recordings should not check themselves in through Qwickly.
- When a student returns to campus they should fill out Report of Absence form – this will automatically be sent to the Academic Affairs Office.
- If above link does not work copy this URL into Web Browser: https://www.albanylaw.edu/webform/student-report-absence
- Absences due to COVID will be excused and students will be counted present for those days.
- Students unable to attend class due to COVID will have access to class recordings.
CARES Act: Emergency Financial Aid Disclosures
- Albany Law School has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and has used the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- Albany Law school has been awarded $280,229 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs.
- The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs as of September 30, 2021 is $280,229.
- As of September 30, 2021 the estimated number of students at the institution that were eligible to receive Emergency Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs is 591.
- The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs as of September 30, 2021 is 591.
- The method used by Albany Law School to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CRRSAA program (a)(1) and how much they received was through an online application located at: https://albanylaw.edu/emergencyfundapp. Applications were reviewed weekly by a committee. Albany Law School awarded Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the ARP (a)(1) program to all students who were enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year to help offset additional costs incurred by them as a result of the COVID pandemic. Students received the same award based on their academic program.
- The application in the above link has been e-mailed weekly to students by the Student Affairs Office in their regular weekly update communication. Students are asked to provide documentation to support their need, as best they can. Direction is given that the Emergency Financial Aid Grants do not cover lost income.