COVID-19 Latest Information
HOW TO OBTAIN HOME TEST KITS
COVID tests kits are available at all local pharmacies. Students can be tested at Student health Services for FREE.
The federal government has directed health insurance providers to cover FDA-authorized at-home COVID-19 Over the Counter (OTC) diagnostic tests.
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID …
Please see these COVID protocols for all you should know about what to do if you test positive.
While masking is no longer required for healthy individuals, we encourage you to visit the CDC's mask guidelines, which state that individuals may "wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk."
While masking is not required on West Campus, the CDC's mask guidelines state that individuals may "wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk."
SBM will continue to require surgical masks (tie or ear loop) for ALL healthcare workers while actively engaged in direct, face-to-face patient care at each of our four hospitals, as well as our two cancer centers (Stony Brook Cancer Center and the Phillips Family Cancer Center).
- Wearing masks is encouraged, but not required, for healthcare workers and staff in all other areas of SBM, including our various ambulatory sites.
- Masks will continue to be mandatory for healthcare workers and staff in all operating rooms and procedural areas throughout SBM.
- Patients, visitors and nonclinical staff within all areas of our health system will
be encouraged but not required to wear masks.
The Long Island State Veterans Home will continue to require that all employees, volunteers, students and visitors wear a surgical mask when in a resident or registrant care area.
COVID vaccination continues to be encouraged. You can use vaccines.gov to find a location near you.
Addiionally, each fall the campus invites CVS to come on campus and administer flu shots. Find Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Information here.
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