To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the EOC, in cooperation with Hudson Valley Community College, has implemented a health screening and contact tracing process.

As required by New York State, all individuals must complete the health screening process prior to being admitted to to the EOC each day.

Individuals should not report to the EOC if they have:

  • Knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • Awaiting COVID-19 test results;
  • Traveled to a state on the NYS Restricted States list in the past 14 days.

Health Screening Procedures

  1. All individuals coming to the EOC will complete the health screening questionnaire form below prior to arriving to the EOC each day. If for any reason you are unable to complete the form in advance, the screening can be completed when you arrive on site. 
    Employee Form Student, Visitor & Contractor Form
    NOTE: Once you complete the screening online, you will receive an email confirmation.
  2. When arriving to the EOC, employees, students, contractors and visitors will need to come to the front door.
    • If there is no one else waiting, please buzz the door for entry.
    • If someone is already waiting, please make sure you practice social distancing while you wait your turn to press the buzzer/enter.
    • The receptionist will answer the buzzer, and ask your reason for coming to the EOC and if you have an appointment. If you are coming to the EOC for any reason other than Enrollment Services or for a scheduled appointment, the receptionist will provide you with instructions on how to contact the department you need to reach over email or phone.
    • Only one person/family/group will be allowed in the lobby screening area at a time and all members of this group should stay together at all times. Any adult that does not need to be with the person the EOC is doing business with will be asked to wait outside (weather permitting). Children will be permitted to enter at the same time as the person they are with.
    • Face coverings are required to be worn when entering the EOC and at all times while inside the EOC. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the EOC.
  3. Upon being buzzed in, employees, students, contractors, and all other visitors will proceed directly to the health screening station to begin the health screening and process. This station is located immediately as you enter the EOC.
    • Using a smart phone or other device, show th email confirmation (or a screenshot of the confirmation) to the security guard at the health screening station. Please note that the date on the email must match today’s date. Again, to minimize contact, we strongly encourage all individuals to complete the form electronically if they are able to do so. Face coverings must be worn at the screening stations at all times.
      NOTE: Those without access to a mobile device will be assisted in completing the questionnaire upon arrival.
    • All individuals will have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer. Those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater, or whose questionnaire responses indicate illness or exposure, will NOT be allowed beyond the screening station and will be sent home with instructions on how to proceed.
  4. After successfully completing the health screening, you will be issued a wrist band and allowed to enter the EOC.
    • Please wear this wristband the entire time you are inside the EOC.
    • The wristband is only good for the day of your visit, and the color of the wrist band will change each day.
  5. Please proceed directly to the receptionist to state the reason for your visit and to receive other check-in information relevant to your visit.

More details about this process can be found in the EOC's COVID-19 Screening Process Implementation (PDF).

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Fax: (518) 273-1919


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