COVID-19 Latest Information
ON-CAMPUS SURVEILLANCE TESTING
SUNY’s Surveillance Testing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the unions will expire on August 31, 2022, meaning both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees on West Campus will no longer be required to test. While on-campus surveillance testing at the Student Activities Center (SAC), HSC, Southampton Campus, and off-site centers through the visiting nurse will conclude for employees after August 31, please know that we remain committed to providing health and wellness information, resources and support to our employees, as shown below.
Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) employees: Please follow guidance and protocols on testing, reporting positive cases, returning to work, masking and vaccinations, which you can find out more about on ThePulse, for those with intranet access.
HOW TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL HOME TEST KITS
Tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Use the links below to learn more about testing and how you can test:
- Community-Based Testing Sites
To find low or no cost testing near you, visitCommunity-Based Testing Sites.
- Tests Delivered to Your Home
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home tests.
- Tests from a Pharmacy or Store
The federal government has directed health insurance providers to cover FDA-authorized at-home COVID-19 Over the Counter (OTC) diagnostic tests.
- More Information on Testing
To learn more, visitTesting for COVID-19.
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID …
Please see these updated COVID protocols for all you should know about what to do if you test positive.
While masking is not required on West Campus (except at the Student Health and Counseling Center), the CDC's mask guidelines state that individuals may "wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk." On East Campus, masking in classrooms, including lecture halls, is optional. However, masks fully covering your nose and mouth will otherwise be required at all times in all facilities, buildings and hallways throughout Stony Brook Medicine, unless in a private office or when actively eating or drinking.
COVID vaccination continues to be encouraged. You can usevaccines.gov to find a location near you. Employees receiving the vaccine during scheduled work hours can be granted up to a maximum offour hours off from work with pay, per injection.
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