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COVID Planning Update

December 23, 2021

To Our Campus Community,

As this holiday season unfolds, many members of our campus community are concerned about the ongoing COVID pandemic, the rapid emergence of the Omicron variant, and the impact of this situation on the upcoming spring semester at Stony Brook University.

Please know that we continue to closely monitor the public health landscape and track relevant metrics with regard to COVID in our community.  We anticipate proceeding with our winter session and spring semester as planned and will continue to employ the public health practices that have served Stony Brook University well to this point: masks will be required indoors on our campus, along with regular testing. In addition, we encourage everyone to be tested before returning to campus, and recommend booster shots for those who are fully vaccinated and meet the criteria. For more details on our COVID guidelines, visit: Human Resource Services Shares COVID Steps to Take for Winter Break | | SBU News 

Our masking, testing, and vaccination requirements have proven highly successful, resulting in very low infection rates on our campus. We will use what we have learned in managing this pandemic over the past two years, as well as new data and insights as they become available, to help ensure a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in the semester to come.

Thank you for doing your part to protect the health of our community. We hope that you enjoy the holidays. We will be in touch again with additional details as the new semester approaches.

Best regards,

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Maurie McInnis