April 2, 2021 - Update: Vaccine records can now be uploaded to eTang

Dear campus housing resident,

As you may have seen recently, COVID-19 vaccine records can now be uploaded to eTang. Faculty, staff, and students who have been vaccinated outside of University Health Services are strongly encouraged to upload their vaccine records to eTang.

While surveillance testing requirements will change for those fully vaccinated (see details below) effective April 1, 2021, it’s important to share that there are some important changes for campus housing residents.

As a campus housing resident, you are still required to undergo some level of surveillance testing, even if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. And remember to upload your vaccine records to eTang.

For clarity, this surveillance testing policy applies to all students living in:

  • Our traditional/dorm style residential halls
  • Our campus apartments, suites, and mini-suites
  • University Village Albany (i.e., registered students living in family housing)

All unvaccinated students: remain testing with your current frequency (twice per week in residential halls and once weekly in apartments, suites/mini-suites, and University Village Albany)

Vaccinated students in residential halls: Once you’ve completed your vaccination(s), you may reduce to once per week surveillance testing.

Vaccinated students in apartments, suites/mini-suites, and University Village Albany: If you obtain your vaccine through University Health Services, your badge will turn “green” two weeks after your last dose, and you will not need to test again until 90 days after you are fully vaccinated.  If your vaccine was obtained outside of University Health Services, remember to upload your information to eTang.

 

Many thanks,

Residential Life and University Health Services

 

UHS information, for reference:

Vaccine records can now be uploaded to eTang
Faculty, staff, and students who have been vaccinated outside of University Health Services are strongly encouraged to upload their vaccine records to eTang. When you log onto eTang, click Medical Clearances and update the COVID-19 Vaccine section by uploading a photo of your vaccine card and entering vaccine date(s) and type. A COVID-19 vaccine declination form and process will also be rolled out soon.

Testing requirements change for those fully vaccinated
Effective April 1, campus surveillance testing requirements are being changed for fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students. You’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccine dose.

  • Vaccinated students living in on-campus housing or participating in athletics will still be required to get tested, but the frequency will change from twice weekly to once a week.
  • For everyone else, weekly testing will not be required for 90 days from the date of your final vaccine. 

Vaccinated people should still isolate/quarantine and come in for diagnostic testing (at UHS, as scheduled in eTang) if they become symptomatic, or are in close contact with a case and live in congregate housing.

The Public Health Committee is still reviewing what the surveillance testing frequency for those fully vaccinated will look like beyond this 90 day period as well as what the testing plan may look like for the Fall.