Do I need to complete the 14-day pre-screening in order to be on campus during winter session?
No. The 14-day pre-screening applies only for the spring 2021 semester, which starts officially on Jan. 19.
Those who are coming to campus during winter session (prior to Jan. 19) must still complete the Daily Health Screening on the days they plan to be on campus, following the existing policy, but they do not need to complete 14 consecutive days of screenings prior to being on campus during winter session.
However: SUNY's new 14-day pre-screening requirement for spring 2021 applies to all students and employees, whether or not you have been on campus during winter session.
So, if you plan to be on campus on Jan. 19, the official first day of the spring semester, you must complete the Health Screening every day beginning Jan. 5, whether or not you will be on campus that day, in order to gain clearance to be on campus for the start of spring.