What Visitors Need to Know

Updated Nov. 5, 2021

Welcome, friends and visitors!

DCC is committed to keeping our campus community safe and healthy. We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SUNY, and state and local health departments, including those on capacity limits.

Please note that these guidelines may change if the DCC campus experiences increased COVID-19 transmission rates or if SUNY requires additional protocols.

While DCC looks forward to welcoming visitors to campus for approved activities, all indoor spaces will be prioritized for courses and student use.

  • Visitors are broadly defined as those who are not employees, credit students or non-credit students.

  • Approved activities of the College have a defined sponsor and are clearly fixed in time and space.

All campus visits to student services must be made by appointment.


We highly encourage all visitors to get vaccinated before they visit DCC campuses.


All visitors are required to wear masks in campus buildings.

Outdoor masking is not required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, but social distancing is highly encouraged. Masking guidelines may change if Dutchess County experiences increased COVID-19 transmission rates or if SUNY requires additional masking protocols.


DCC encourages visitors to perform an at-home self-health assessment before coming to campus. For a list of questions to ask yourself in assessing your health, see the At-Home Health Questionnaire. The questions are also posted on or near entrances to buildings and facilities.

If you show symptoms of infectious illness, please stay at home and/or seek medical care.


Enforcement of the COVID-19 guidance will be handled through Campus Safety.



- DCC cleans and disinfects high-touch surfaces, such as common areas and shared workstations, at least once a day. The College also regularly cleans and disinfects other surfaces as necessary depending on the level of traffic and the general risk of community transmission of COVID-19. 

- DCC provides hand sanitizer stations at building entrances.

Ventilation and Air Filtration
DCC has increased outdoor airflow and ventilation rates in indoor settings to support individual comfort and safety, and in accordance with building codes and standards.