Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

SUNY lifts the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for JCC

The State University of New York no longer requires a COVID-19 vaccine for students attending Jamestown Community College, effective as of summer 2023, coinciding with the official end of the national public health emergency by President Biden’s administration.

Students enrolled in any program or course or who are participating in a clinical or internship held at a third-party location must continue to comply with all health and safety guidelines, including any vaccination or testing protocols that are in place at the third-party location.

Submit your records

If you have received the COVID-19 vaccination, turn your records in to the JCC Health Center.

Respiratory illness updates: COVID-19, Influenza, & Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Health Services check in with all students and employees who let us know that they have COVID-19, flu, and RSV and track their cases. We follow CDC, NYS DOH, and county health department guidelines for respiratory viruses.

The guidelines require isolating from others until symptoms improve and wearing a high-quality, well-fitted mask for five days after, to prevent the spreading of respiratory viruses. Respiratory viruses can still be spread in work, class, and home environments. Rapid Antigen Tests and masks are available outside each Health Center.

If you test positive for COVID-19

Students and employees are permitted to return to campus after five days, provided they have not taken Tylenol or other fever reducer in the past 24 hours as per CDC guidelines. You will be required to wear a mask for five days after you return.

  • Students: contact Health Services.
  • Employees: contact Health Services and Human Resources. Human Resources will instruct employees on how to document their absence. Employees should also notify their primary medical provider for their advice about care and returning to work.

If you test positive for RSV or Influenza 

Isolate from others until symptoms improve and you have not taken a fever reducer within 24 hours of return to campus. You will be required to wear a mask for five days after you return.

  • Students: contact Health Services.
  • Employees: contact Health Services and your primary medical provider for advice about care and returning to work.
  • Treatments are available and are an important strategy to reduce the risk of infection from respiratory viruses.
  • Treatments for the flu and COVID-19 can lessen your symptoms and decrease your time of illness.
  • Educate yourself about treatment options for the flu and COVID-19 before you get ill.
  • Consult with your primary medical provider about treatment options.
  • Talk with family and friends about treatment options available that may reduce their chances of being severely ill.
  • Take medicines as prescribed and finish the regimen.
  • Make sure to have all your questions answered by your medical provider.
  • Notify Health Services if you test positive for the flu, COVID-19, or RSV. We'll support you with expert advice and daily wellness checks.
  • Stay home and isolate yourself from others in your home.
  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.  
  • Do not travel.
  • Stay home and separate from others as much as possible. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency, or warning signs (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.