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COVID-19 Information Line


What is the role of the COVID Response Team?

The University’s COVID Response Team interviews students, faculty, staff, visitors and affiliates who are conducting any business on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19 to determine who among their recent contacts is at risk. This process helps to break the chain of transmission and limit infections. 

How do I reach the COVID Response Team?

Students please call (631) 632-6176 if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Faculty and staff please call   (631) 632-5000  if you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive. 

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How does the COVID Response Team determine who is exposed?

The COVID Response Team uses a number of factors to determine an individual's risk of exposure to COVID-19, including the type, proximity, and duration of their exposure, environmental factors (such as crowding and ventilation), vaccination status, prior COVID-19 infection, and mask use . The team will determine individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Careful attention is focused on individual(s) who may be close contacts and are at risk for severe disease. Students, faculty, and employees who test positive are not permitted to return to in-person university activities until they meet the guidelines for release from isolation as set forth by the Suffolk County Department of Health. You can find additional information on our Stronger Together website. 

What to do if you lose your COVID-19 Vaccination Card?

Contact the health care provider that administered your vaccination.

If you've completed your vaccine series, try going back to the place where you got your shots and see if it will give you a new card. You should bring an ID and try to remember the date you were vaccinated. If you got shots at two different places, go to the site of the second dose. 

If you are between shots, you can ask for a new card when you go to get your latest scheduled dose and have the health worker on site fill in the prior records.  

If you can't get a new card there, you should be able to access them in your electronic medical record, which is linked to your state's vaccination registry. 

Contact information for each state’s immunization information system islisted on the Centers for Disease Control website. This process varies by state.

For other concerns about lost vaccination cards, contact your health department or local vaccination provider in the state or country where you received your vaccine.

New York State  COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). They will provide you with a copy of your immunization record from the New York State Immunization Information System.

If you were vaccinated in New York City, please visit NYC Health for additional information about replacing a COVID-19 vaccination card.