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 Advisories from the Stony Brook University Emergency Operations Center 

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Friday, January 7, 2022 8:00AM: Winter Storm - Child Care Center Delayed Opening

The Stony Brook Child Care Center will be opening at 10:30am today.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:00PM: Winter Storm - Delayed Opening

To the Campus Community:
Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of the forecast for our region, all classes scheduled to begin prior to 11:00 am, tomorrow, Friday January 7th, 2022 are canceled.  All classes scheduled to begin at or after 11:00 am will be held as scheduled.

This applies to Stony Brook main campus and SB Southampton and includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, School of Social Welfare, and the Dental School. Students with clinical obligations should make every effort to attend rotations and contact their clinical coordinators with any questions or concerns.

All staff that are presently working remotely should continue to do so.  All essential employees that have been reporting to campus and are required to do so during inclement  weather emergencies should report according to their prescribed schedules and direct specific questions to their immediate supervisors or their designee.

The University Medical Center and the Long Island State Veterans Home will remain open and operating under regular schedules.

Please note that only the Governor of New York State can close state offices, agencies, and campuses. When offices are open, all State and Research Foundation employees are expected to report to work. During emergencies non-essential employees may request supervisory approval to charge their accruals when offices are open. Essential employees must report in accordance with their schedules.

Please also note, University Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home employees are all deemed 'essential' and therefore must report to work.  This also applies to employees designated as 'essential' in certain areas assigned to West Campus that deliver Health and related services.

The New York State COVID Vaccine site located in R&D Park will operate with a delayed opening with modified hours of 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 

Please continue to monitor your Stony Brook University email and the University website in the event further event cancellations and schedule adjustments become necessary.  Please also check departmental websites for adjusted hours.

You can also follow The University Police - Office of Emergency Management @SBU_ERM on Twitter for all of the latest updates.


Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:00PM: Winter Storm Warning

The University Police - Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the forecast for our area.  

The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued advisory to a winter weather warning for our area.  Confidence has increased for  an accumulating snowfall beginning tonight (01/06/22) around midnight  and extending into approximately noon on Friday (01/07/22). 

Expectations include: 

  • Models are currently predicting approximately 5”-7” of accumulation for most of Suffolk County.
  • Higher snowfall totals may be expected for eastern Long Island.
  • Gusting winds between 20-30mph. 

Other potential impacts:

  • Hazardous conditions may affect the Friday morning commute.

Further updates to follow as conditions change.   Be safe! 

COVID-19 Situation Monitoring

The University Police - Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation. We will continue to work with our Campus, County, and State partners to provide the latest information available.

For additional information please visit this page for Stony Brook University related information or this informational page from Stony Brook Medicine.

You can also follow The University Police - Office of Emergency Management  @SBU_ERM on Twitter for all of the latest updates.

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