Long Island EOC
COVID-19 Protocols

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center is excited to bring both online and limited in-person classes this fall. While the LIEOC has been successful in dealing with the COVID crisis, your cooperation will allow us to safely move to a much more normal experience.
With the FDA full approval of this vaccine, the State University of New York (SUNY) is now implementing its policy that requires all students engaged in in-person learning or having any presence on Campus or SUNY leased sites to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Mandate

All SUNY students (this includes LIEOC students) who plan to have an on campus presence, including any use of LIEOC facilities, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Such students may receive any of the three vaccines available in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). This includes any practical review or instruction, testing, review, and classroom instruction. Students participating in applied learning experiences will be required to comply with the vaccination policies of their host site. This includes all levels of clinical and allied health training and educator preparation.

Students will have until close of business on September 27, 2021, to both fully satisfy the vaccine requirement and provide the LIEOC with proof of vaccination. A second dose, if needed must be completed by September 27th.

Students who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate and are not given a medical or religious exemption by September 27, 2021 will either be transferred to an online course (if available,) or will be dropped from the program.


Medical or religious exemptions may be requested by qualifying students. In order to have an exemption request considered, students must submit requests by September 22, 2021. Students with approved medical or religious exemptions should be aware that they may be excluded from all in-person classes and activities at the LIEOC’s discretion should a COVID-19 outbreak occur at any LIEOC facility. Fully completed exemption forms should be submitted to covidinfo@lieoc.farmingdale.edu

  • Medical Exemption: Medical Exemptions must come from a licensed healthcare provider (MD, DO, NP, PA).

  • Religious Exemptions: Students who hold genuine religious beliefs that are contrary to COVID-19 vaccination fill out a religious waiver. The student must explain how receiving the COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with the student’s deeply held religious belief or practice. 


In the event a student tests positive for the COVID-19 virus, please return to www.longislandeoc.org and
go to the “Daily COVID-19 Screening Form” button and complete the form … we will ask you at that time,
to upload a copy of your COVID results and then “submit” the form.