Houghton College’s Response to COVID-19

Houghton continues to act in consultation with county and state health officials and takes into consideration the infection rate, testing capabilities, and other societal issues as we prepare our campus to welcome students for in-person learning this year.

We will continue to share the best information available to students, families, and community members below.

Latest COVID-19 DataDownload Houghton's Current COVID-19 Protocols


Houghton College strongly encourages all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated. Vaccination will not be required except for those in off-campus academic programs (to be fully vaccinated, a person must have received a booster shot or their second dose of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine less than six months ago, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine less than two months ago). Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days can follow guidance below for vaccinated individuals.

COVID-19 Data – Spring 2022

Last updated: 5/11/2022

Houghton, NY

New Positive Cases

Active Recovered
23 115

Buffalo, NY

New Positive Cases

Active Recovered
0 1

What does this mean for…?

These new procedures will inspire many questions. As we await final guidance from New York State, Houghton will continue to provide the best information available concerning those treasured aspects of the Houghton Experience that are impacted by the COVID-19 virus.


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