FAQ: Public Health Response and Testing
Student Health Services and Stony Brook University Hospital are working daily in collaboration to identify, screen, make recommendations for quarantine and transport should any student(s) require testing for COVID 19.
That said, University and Hospital officials are unable to release information about a specific patient without consent from that patient, adhering to Federal and State patient privacy regulation under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. We cannot share names or identities.
If a test is shown to be positive, University Hospital and Student Health Services follows the guidelines of the NYSDOH and SCDOHS by reporting that information to public health officials, who have, to date, been updating constituents via press conferences.
Stony Brook University is committed to a safe campus community and respectful learning environment. The diversity and inclusion of our community is what defines us. Together, we will continue to do all we can to ensure not only that our students are safe, but that they also feel welcome.
Discrimination such as xenophobia goes against our core values and policy, so we encourage reporting these incidents to our Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE). In addition, the Student Support Team ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to respond to students’ concerns.
Student related issues: email@example.com.
Academic related issues: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Travel and immigration services: email@example.com.
Stony Brook University HR-related issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stony Brook University Hospital HR-related issues: SBUHHR@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Long Island State Veterans Home HR-related issues: LISVH_HR@stonybrookmedicine.edu
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider or regulatory agency for further information.