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COVID-19 Testing Information

Updated 6/7/22


  • See new summer testing schedule below
  • If you have tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, do not get tested at our test center
  • COVID testing requirements remain in effect, even if you are vaccinated
  • CampusClear daily screening has not been required for many months and is no longer supported by the vendor

Returning to Work if You Test Positive

This is the short, online Return to Work COVID Clearance Form you will be required to complete, where you will be asked to attest that you no longer have a fever and that you’ve completed a five-day isolation period. Based on your responses, you will be given additional guidance or cleared to return to work. Your supervisor will automatically be notified of your return to work date as well. If you reported your positive results to the Health Information Line (HIL), you will receive an email containing the Clearance Form link.

Go to the Form


Testing Schedule

If you are a School of Medicine clinical faculty member, FSA employee or if your work involves patient care or contact, you must follow the guidance issued by Stony Brook Medicine.

Employees subject to the NYSDOH vaccine mandate must provide proof of their vaccination status to Human Resources as indicated here and must perform pooled testing each month based on last name, as shown in the table below.

Employees NOT subject to the NYSDOH vaccine mandate have an opportunity to provide proof of their vaccination status to Human Resources as indicated here. Fully vaccinated university employees who have provided proof are only subject to monthly COVID-19 surveillance testing based on last name, as shown in the table below. Mandatory weekly surveillance testing will continue to be required for any university employee NOT subject to the NYSDOH vaccine mandate who has a physical presence on campus and who has not provided proof of their vaccination status to Human Resources as indicated here.

Faculty and Staff 
Should Test on the following weeks:
A – E
F – L
M – R
S – Z


Testing Locations and Hours (Summer 2022)

Nasal Swab Testing

HSC – COVID Pooled Testing – Galleria HSC*
Mondays, Tuesdays, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm 

*West Campus employees who do not have access to enter the HSC/Health Sciences Towers will need to enter through the main entrance to the Hospital. Here is a map of the main floor of the Hospital, with a route from the parking garage/main entrance to the escalators leading to Health Sciences.

Saliva Testing (note instructions and registration below)*

SAC – COVID Pooled Testing – SAC 169
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: This testing site will be closed on Thursday, August 4

SBU Southampton - COVID Pool Testing – Student Center
Thursdays, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Stony Brook Medicine Tech Park*
31 Research Way, East Setauket 11733
Human Resources/Quality Building, Conference room A (enter through back of building, through the café)
Fridays, 9 am – 3 pm

Stony Brook Medicine Life Care Center at Hampton Bays*
225 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays 11946 (Room 6)
Tuesdays, 9 am – 3 pm

Advanced Specialty Care - Stony Brook Medicine*
500 Commack Road, Commack 11725 (breakroom behind the café)
Mondays, 9 am – 3 pm

*These testing sites are designed to accommodate employees at remote locations. They conduct COVID pooled saliva testing, are staffed by a traveling nurse, and require you to register at least two hours in advance of your test (see below) 

*Saliva Testing Registration and Important Information

Registering for Your COVID-19 Saliva Test (for SAC, Tech Park, SBM Life Care Center and SBM Advanced Specialty Care sites)

There are three steps to get yourself initially set up in your health portal – first-time registration, creating your profile, then submitting your test (see links below). Once you register and create or update your profile, you will not need to repeat the first two steps. For subsequent tests, you will simply log onto the portal and submit your test. Here are step-to-step guides we've created to help you:

 A few clarifications and reminders

  • Please Note: DO NOT provide your Social Security number or insurance information (you’ll find details on how to bypass certain personal information questions in the ‘Profile’ step-by-step guide above). The important information you do need to provide and/or confirm if already registered, is your name, Stony Brook ID number and Stony Brook University as the institution.
  • You do not need to schedule an appointment … just walk in.
  • You do not need a smartphone to participate in testing, although one is recommended to facilitate the process at the site. If you do not have a smartphone, you can still test at the site and register your sample at a later time using your preferred internet-ready device (although it is highly recommended that you do not use a public computer to complete your registration). The test site staff will explain how to do this at the time of your test. Please note that if you choose this option, failure to enter your information accurately may result in your test being cancelled as NYSDOH requires that a test must be paired with a profile before it can be processed.

Before testing please make sure that:

  • Within one hour before testing, you have not brushed your teeth or used mouthwash.
  • Within 30 minutes of testing, you have not eaten or drank anything, including mints, gum or lozenges.
  • In the 30 minutes before testing , you have not smoked or used smokeless tobacco products. 

If you have questions, please call the Health Information Line (HIL) at (631) 632-5000.




Testing Questions? Please Contact:

Stony Brook University employees:

Stony Brook University Hospital employees:

Long Island State Veterans Home employees: 

If you have any questions about your COVID-19 test or the testing process, please refer to these FAQs for more information or contact the Health Information Line (HIL) at (631) 632-5000, Option #1. Be sure to also visit this page for ongoing updates.