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Campus Winter Weather Advisory

Normal Operations


See schedule changes and announcements below

The snow emergency message was updated on: 2015-01-29 08:20:23

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 05:12PM

All Colleges & Schools: Classes are expected to resume on Wednesday, January 28th (see below for specific information for each college or school as some individual programs or courses may still be cancelled). All Student Service, School, College, and/or Program Offices will be open on Wednesday, January 28th. The add/drop period for students in the College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions, and School of Public Health has been extended to Wednesday, January 28th.   

For all Clinical Courses (all schools and colleges):   Continue to follow the policies and schedule at your clinical site. Contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, and/or clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities or the clinical schedule.   

College of Medicine:  Students in Foundations 1 & 2, see below for information about a change in your schedule. Students in clinical rotations should check with their clinical site or contact their preceptor of clerkship director if they are unsure of their responsibilities for clinical rotations. 

-> Foundations 1:    In Unit 3 all class activities forWednesday, January 28 are cancelled. These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week and the next week.  The Director of Unit 3, Dr. Volkert, has e-mailed you an updated schedule of specific activities. 

-> Foundations 2:    In Unit 6 all class activities scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, will be occurring.

College of Nursing:   Students should check both PRIME and their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of individual courses before heading to campus.   

College of Health Related Professions:   Students should check both PRIME and their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of individual courses before heading to campus.   

School of Graduate Studies:   Students should check both PRIME and their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of individual courses before heading to campus.   

School of Public Health:    Students should check both PRIME and their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of individual courses before heading to campus.   


01/27/2015 09:53

Except for the Urgent Care Center at Bayridge, all Downstate clinical locations will remain open. In the interest of patient safety, we rescheduled all elective, non-emergent appointments for Ambulatory Care clinics, Pre-Surgical Testing, Ambulatory Surgery and Day of Surgery procedures that were scheduled at the SUNYUHB and Bayridge campuses for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The Urgent Care Center at Bayridge will be closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

All hospital and other essential employees are required to report to work. All academic employees who are deemed essential and who support hospital functions must report to work. As per Governor Cuomo, non-essential academic employees who have been given permission from their supervisor do not need to report to work and do not have to charge accruals. Please continue to monitor this page for updates and keep in touch with your supervisor for updates.
Link to Governor's Statement:
https://www.ny.gov/emergency/blizzard-2015

All Colleges & Schools: Except for clinical courses (see below), all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. In addition, all Student Service, School, College, and/or Program Offices may be closed on Tuesday, January 27. If you need assistance, we recommend you e-mailing the office for assistance. For information on specific courses or programs program specific information, please see below: The add/drop period for students in the College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions, and School of Public Health has been extended to Wednesday, January 28th.

For all Clinical Courses (all schools and colleges): Follow the policies and schedule at your clinical site. Contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, and/or clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities or the clinical schedule.

College of Medicine: Students in Foundations 1 & 2, see below for information about a change in your schedule. Students in clinical rotations should check with their clinical site or contact their preceptor of clerkship director if they are unsure of their responsibilities for clinical rotations. College of Medicine applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled. The Office of Student Admissions will be in contact with you to reschedule your interview.

-> Foundations 1: In Unit 3 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28 will be cancelled. These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week and the next week. The Director of Unit 3, Dr. Volkert, has e-mailed you an updated schedule of specific activities.

-> Foundations 2: In Unit 6 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 are cancelled. These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week. The Director of Unit 6, Dr. Merlin, will send you an updated schedule as soon as possible. Class activities scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, are NOT cancelled and will be happening.

College of Nursing: Except for Clinical Courses (as described above) all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses.

College of Health Related Professions: Except for Clinical Courses (as described above) all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. The Interdisciplinary Health Team Day scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 is cancelled.

School of Graduate Studies: All classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. Applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled.

School of Public Health: Classes scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, will be re-scheduled for future dates that will be arranged by individual course directors.


01/27/2015 09:01 AM

With the lifting of the travel ban, all nine MTA Bridge & Tunnel facilities are now open to passenger vehicular traffic.
MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA NYC Transit Bus and Subway Service -- including Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be gradually restored this morning.  All service will operate on a Sunday schedule for today, Tuesday, January 27th. Final assessments on the bus, rail and subway network are being performed in anticipation of the restoration of service. 
Service will operate on a full weekday schedule on Wednesday, January 28th.


01/27/2015 08:51 AM

The Beneficial Parking lot now open and available for individuals working today to park.


01/27/2015 07:57 AM

The travel ban has been lifted on all roadways. The MTA will resume services shortly, please monitor news feeds. The SUNY Downstate Medical Center Shuttle Service will begin operating at 8AM 1/27/15 to pick staff that need transportation. The shuttle will run up and down Utica Avenue between Avenue D to Empire Blvd and between Empire Blvd and the Junction (Flatbush and Nostrand). Please look for the SUNY Downstate Shuttle van and way them on. Please show the operator your valid SUNY Downstate Medical Center ID


01/27/2015 07:02 AM

Mayor Di Blasio has lifted the ban for essential Healthcare workers traveling to and from their Healthcare facility. All Healthcare workers need to have a valid Hospital ID that must be presented to NYPD.
Please call your staff to inform them of this order. The main roads are plowed.



From: Astra Bain Dowell
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Date: January 26th, 2015

Subject: Travel Ban on New York City Streets starting at 11 pm, Monday 1/26/15

Downstate staff should be advised that Mayor DiBlasio has issued an advisory banning all nonessential travel on all city streets after 11 pm on Monday evening. All state highways will also be closed.
Police officers have been directed to stop anyone driving after that time who is not an emergency vehicle. Employees categorized as nonessential should make plans accordingly.

Here are links to the Mayor's press briefing and to the 311 website with snow information:
http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/063-15/mayor-de-blasio-delivers-on-severe-winter-storm
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/4740/january-2015-snowstorm

 


01/26/2015 05:43 PM

In the interest of patient safety,we will reschedule all elective, non-emergent appointments for Ambulatory Care clinics, Pre-Surgical Testing, Ambulatory Surgery and Day of Surgery procedures that were scheduled at the SUNYUHB and Bayridge campuses for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Additionally, the Urgent Care Center at Bayridge will be closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015.


Message from Notify NYC
Notification issued 1/26/15 at 5:25 PM. Due to impending winter weather, all NYC Subway, Metro North, Long Island Railroad, and MTA Bus service will be suspended effective 11:00 PM tonight, 1/26. NJ Transit will be suspended effective 8:00PM tonight, 1/26. Limit unnecessary travel.


Update as of 3:30.

At this point in time, all Downstate clinical locations will remain open and operate as normal. All hospital and other essential employees are required to report to work. All academic employees who are deemed essential and who support hospital functions must report to work. As weather conditions evolve, nonessential employees may depart work starting at 3 PM today with the approval of their supervisor. Employees do not have to charge leave today for the time off. Please continue to monitor this page for updates.
Link to Governor's Press Release http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-declares-state-emergency-all-downstate-counties-throughout-hudson-valley-new

All Colleges & Schools:  Except for clinical courses (see below), all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27.. In addition, all Student Service, School, College, and/or Program Offices may be unavailable after 3pm on Monday, January 26 and on Tuesday, January 27. If you need assistance, we recommend you e-mailing the office for assistance. For information on specific courses or programs program specific information, please see below: The add/drop period for students in the College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions, and School of Public Health has been extended to Wednesday, January 28th.


For all Clinical Courses (all schools and colleges): Follow the policies and schedule at your clinical site. Contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, and/or clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities or the clinical schedule.


College of Medicine: Students in Foundations 1 & 2, see below for information about a change in your schedule. Students in clinical rotations should check with their clinical site or contact their preceptor of clerkship director if they are unsure of their responsibilities for clinical rotations. College of Medicine applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled. The Office of Student Admissions will be in contact with you to reschedule your interview.


-> Foundations 1: In Unit 3 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28 will be cancelled.  These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week and the next week.  The Director of Unit 3, Dr. Volkert, has e-mailed you an updated schedule of specific activities.


-> Foundations 2: In Unit 6 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 are cancelled.   These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week.  The Director of Unit 6, Dr. Merlin, will send you an updated schedule as soon as possible. Until further notice, the class activities scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, are NOT cancelled and will be happening.


College of Nursing: Except for Clinical Courses (as described above) all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses.


College of Health Related Professions: Except for Clinical Courses (as described above) all classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. The Interdisciplinary Health Team Day scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 is cancelled.


School of Graduate Studies: All classes are cancelled/postponed for Tuesday, January 27. Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. Applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled.


School of Public Health: Classes scheduled for Monday, January 26, and Tuesday, January 27, will be re-scheduled for future dates that will be arranged by individual course directors.


January 26, 2015

To: The Downstate Community

From: Astra Bain Dowell
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Re: SUNY Downstate Operating Status

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Monday evening through midnight Tuesday, with possible strong winds and heavy snow projected.

At this point in time, all Downstate clinical locations will remain open and operate as normal. All hospital and other essential employees are required to report to work. All academic employees who are deemed essential and who support hospital functions must report to work.

Colleges are open pending further notice. However, President Williams has cancelled classes for Tuesday. Students should monitor the "Weather Alert" section of the web site and/or check through PRIME or monitor their email for updates. Students who are participating in a clinical experience should follow the policies of their assigned clinical site.

As weather conditions evolve, nonessential employees may depart work starting at 3 PM today with the approval of their supervisor. Employees do not have to charge leave today for the time off.

Please monitor the "Weather Alert" section on the Downstate homepage for updates.

Link to Governor's Press Release http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-declares-state-emergency-all-downstate-counties-throughout-hudson-valley-new

JANUARY 26, 201 5- Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for all Downstate Counties Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island

http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-declares-state-emergency-all-downstate-counties-throughout-hudson-valley-new


Updated (as of 12:30pm 01/26/2015):

All Colleges & Schools: Student Service, School, College, and/or Program Offices may be unavailable during the late afternoon of Monday, January 26 and on Tuesday, January 27. If you need assistance, we recommend you e-mailing the office for assistance. For information on specific courses or programs who have cancelled classes, please see below:

For all Clinical Courses (all schools and colleges): Follow the policies and schedule at your clinical site. Contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, and/or clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities or the clinical schedule.

College of Medicine: Students in Foundations 1 & 2, see below for information about a change in your schedule. Students in clinical rotations should check with their clinical site or contact their preceptor of clerkship director if they are unsure of their responsibilities for clinical rotations. College of Medicine applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled. The Office of Student Admissions will be in contact with you to reschedule your interview.

-> Foundations 1: In Unit 3 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28 will be cancelled.  These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week and the next week.  The Director of Unit 3, Dr. Volkert, has e-mailed you an updated schedule of specific activities.

-> Foundations 2: In Unit 6 all class activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 are cancelled.   These classes will be rescheduled for the following days of this week.  The Director of Unit 6, Dr. Merlin, will send you an updated schedule as soon as possible. Until further notice, the class activities scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, are NOT cancelled and will be happening.

College of Nursing: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses.

College of Health Related Professions: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. The Interdisciplinary Health Team Day scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 is cancelled.

School of Graduate Studies: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. Applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled.

School of Public Health: Classes scheduled for Monday, January 26, and Tuesday, January 27, will be re-scheduled for future dates that will be arranged by individual course directors.


01/26/2015 11:07 AM

College of Medicine: Students in Foundations 1 & 2 should check their e-mail for an update on their schedule. Changes will also be posted here when available. Students in clinical rotations should check with their clinical site or contact their preceptor of clerkship director if they are unsure of their responsibilities for clinical rotations. College of Medicine applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled. The Office of Student Admissions will be in contact with you to reschedule your interview.

College of Nursing: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses.

College of Health Related Professions: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses.

School of Graduate Studies: Students should check PRIME and/or their e-mail for an update from their faculty members about the status of courses. Applicant interviews scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th have been cancelled.


01/26/2015 08:24 AM

For all Clinical Courses (all schools and colleges):

Follow the policies and schedule at your clinical site. Contact your preceptor, clinical coordinator, and/or clerkship director if you are unsure about your responsibilities or the clinical schedule.


School of Public Health classes scheduled for Monday, January 26, and Tuesday, January 27, will be re-scheduled for future dates that will be arranged by individual course directors.


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