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Student COVID-19 Information Line 

If you're a Stony Brook student who received a positive COVID-19 test result recently, call (631) 632-6176 (on campus 2-6176) and leave a message to report a recent COVID-19 positive test. In this message, provide your name, SBU ID#, a phone number to return your call, and a brief description of why you are calling. Messages will be returned as quickly as possible, generally within 24 business hours of receipt. The COVID Response Team will provide information on next steps.

While you are awaiting a call back, please DO NOT attend classes, work or any other on campus activities.

If You Tested Off-Campus or Using an At-Home Test: 

If you have not tested on campus and your positive test was an at-home test or done at off-campus location, please call the COVID Response Team and be sure to follow the steps below:

In addition to contacting the Student Health Service COVID Response Team, you should also contact the Student Support Team at student_supportteam@stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-7320, so that they can then contact your instructors regarding your absence from class. The Student Support Team does not share any personal or medical information with your instructors, but will validate your absence from in-person classes for the duration of your isolation or quarantine period. You are permitted to continue any online courses if you feel well enough to do so.

Residential Students please review this important information about isolation and quarantine guidelines

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19:

Vaccination and Booster Status  Do I need to quarantine? Important next steps
If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated and boosted, or are fully vaccinated and not yet eligible for a booster per CDC guidelines: NO, you do not need to quarantine.
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms for a full 10 days after exposure.
  • You can attend classes, work and all other activities on campus.
  • Obtain a COVID test on day 5 after the exposure as long as you have no symptoms.
  • Adhere to the Stony Brook University face covering requirements.
  • If you develop symptoms, contact Student Health Services or your private health care provider.
If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are eligible for a booster per CDC guidelines and not boosted or are partially vaccinated or not vaccinated with an approved exemption: YES, you do need to quarantine.
  • Do not attend classes, work and all other activities on campus for 5 days after exposure.
  • Remain in your residence room or your safe off-campus location for your 5 day quarantine period.
  • Wear a mask when around other people at all times for 10 days.
  • You  may leave your room to obtain food for "grab and go" to bring back to your room. You CANNOT eat in any dining hall, common areas or public spaces.
  • Avoid contact as much as possible with all individuals including roommates/suitemates.
  • Obtain a COVID test on day 5 after the exposure as long as you have no symptoms.
  • Monitor your symptoms for a full 10 days after exposure. If you develop symptoms, contact Student Health Services or your private health care provider.
  • Do not share personal household items like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Please contact the  Student Support Team at (631) 632-7320 so they can contact your instructors regarding your absence from class during your quarantine period.