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.

If you test positive for COVID-19

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

The guidelines require isolating for five days and wearing a high-quality mask for five days after, to prevent spreading COVID-19. After five days, COVID-19 can still be spread in work, class, and home environments.

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

Returning to JCC

Students and employees are permitted to return to campus wearing a high-quality mask after five days, provided they have not taken Tylenol or other fever reducer in the past twenty-four hours as per CDC guidelines. Limited quantities of Rapid Antigen Tests and masks are available outside each Health Center.

  • Notify Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19. We'll support you with expert advice and daily wellness checks.
  • Stay home for at least five days, and isolate yourself from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first five days.
  • 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. CDC COVID-19 travel guidance »
  • 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 warning signs (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19 »
  • Separate and stay away from others for at least five days.
  • Improve air flow and ventilation within your space. Monitor your symptoms and follow the directions from your healthcare provider.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and use over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fevers and minor aches and pain as directed on the packaging.
  • Clean surfaces every day and do not share personal items.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wear a properly fitted mask if you must be around others.
  • Learn more about if you are sick with COVID-19 »