Updated Faculty and Staff COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated September 7, 2022

The guidelines below have been developed in consultation with the CDC, State, and local officials, as well as recommendations of a comprehensive plan developed by the Rockland Community College COVID-19 campus task force.

New information and changes will be communicated directly with students, faculty and staff, and this page will be updated as new information is received. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff will continue to be the number one priority that will drive our institutional planning and guidance.

Masking Expectations

The wearing of a mask or face covering on SUNY Rockland Community College property is optional.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to our Public Safety office at 845-574-4217.

Vaccinations and Testing

Although it is strongly recommended, faculty and staff are not required to be vaccinated at this time.

Testing Positive for COVID-19, Quarantine and Returning to Campus

Rockland Community College adheres to CDC, NYSDOH, and Rockland County Health Department COVID 19 quarantine and isolation guidance as below outlined.

CDC Isolation Guidance 

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • At the onset of the pandemic, the campus-wide HVAC system was updated with MERV-13 air filters. Filters with MERV-13 or higher ratings can trap smaller particles, including viruses.
  • Plant Facilities has continually been flushing and running water in low traffic areas to prevent stagnation.
  • The New York State mandatory cleaning and disinfection protocols are no longer in effect. However, Plant Facilities will continue to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as common areas, restrooms, and shared workstations, and regularly clean and disinfect other surfaces as necessary.
  • Plant Facilities will continue to provide hand hygiene stations at building entrances and restrooms.


Please reach out to Clarke Osborn at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Read SUNY COVID-19 Guidance for Summer and Fall 2023