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Public Health Guidelines

Public Health Impacts to Corridor Activities

Last updated on 2/1/24

Plan with flexibility and adaptability in mind.
With the prevalence of respiratory viruses (including COVID-19, flu, and RSV) now a part of everyday life, we encourage all Working Groups to be mindful of our colleagues and anticipate that plans may need to adapt at times. We offer guidance and ideas about ways to use Corridor funding for remote-format activities.

Remote format collaboration has its benefits.
Remote format activities allow broad engagement, support international guests' participation, and are "greener." We, therefore, encourage you to consider a mix of formats (hybrid, remote, or in person) to sustain collaborations in an inclusive way for all participants.

Keep apprised of public health guidelines.
Public health and safety guidelines may continue to change and differ across the Corridor’s 11 campuses and the nine counties they span across upstate New York. The ability to use Corridor funds for travel, lodging, food, etc. for group gatherings or other in-person activities can change. Please do your best to stay up to date about public health regulations on your home campuses and on all Working Group members’ campuses so that all intended participants may engage.

Remember to consider the following:

  • Policies at host and participating institutions regarding in-person events and activities with their faculty, staff, and students.
  • Some Corridor campuses may have fluctuating masking requirements, COVID-19 vaccination proof and testing, and even institutional approval for outside guests: learn what’s expected and required for the host campus.
  • If Working Group activities involve invited guests from beyond the Corridor’s 11 institutions, there may be COVID-19 regulations issued by their home institutions, states, or countries.