Some Local Colleges Are Delaying Their Spring Semesters


As the number of positive COVID-19 cases in The Capital Region continues to rise, SUNY Schenectady has pushed back the start of their Spring semester from this upcoming Tuesday, January 18th to January 24th. On top of delaying the start of the semester, for the first two weeks, most classes will be taught virtually.

So, when will students be able to return to campus? As of right now, SUNY Schenectady is planning on February 7th. I would assume that that date may get pushed back again if COVID number don't start to decrease.

SUNY Albany made their announcement this past Tuesday that they were pushing back the start of their Spring semester to January 24th. Residence halls will remain closed until 9am on Friday January 21st. Their mask mandate and other "safety protocols" will remain the same as they were last semester. The school is also encouraging students to either double mask or use the KN95 or N95 masks. Along with the mask rules, SUNY Albany is also requiring students to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test and proof that they have received their booster.


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