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COVID Testing Requirements for Commuter Students with Limited Approved Exemptions

All unvaccinated commuter students who received an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in COVID testing two times per week during the fall semester.  

We will be offering this testing on campus, but you may choose to test in an off-campus provider. Please continue reading for details. 

  • Although we strongly encourage you to utilize the testing we are offering on campus, you may choose to use an external provider, but you must meet the testing requirements in order to continue in classes. 
  • Any costs associated with COVID testing at an off-campus location are your responsibility. 
  • If you utilize an off-campus provider, you must upload your results to the Wolfie Health Portal by the deadline indicated in your testing schedule.  At-home COVID tests will not be accepted since the identity of the individual that took the test cannot be verified.
  • You will use your insurance when testing on campus. If there are any costs associated with this testing that are not covered by your insurance, they will be covered by the University.

 

When?  

Make two appointments per week in advance for each of your assigned days.   You are required to test on any two non-consecutive days per week.   Each week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Walk-ins are not permitted. 

September October November December       
September 6- 10 October 4-8                 November 1-5      December 6-10
September 13-17 October 11-15                     November 8-12 December 13-17       
September 20-25  October 18-22                  November 15-19    
September 27- October 1 October 25-29 November 22-23  
    November 29-December 3  

NOTE:  If you have tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days, do not get tested.  Instead, submit a note from your medical provider that indicates the date of your positive test result to the Wolfie Health Portal

If you are away from campus for any 7-day testing period noted above, you are still required to obtain a PCR or rapid antigen test at an off-campus provider and submit the test result to the Wolfie Health Portal to maintain compliance. You will be financially responsible for that test. 

 

Where?   

If you commute to West or East campus, your testing location is: 

Recreation Center 's MAC Courts Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. This location offers a more comfortable mid-nasal PCR testing. 

HSC Galleria in East Campus  (limited to HSC commuter students) , Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm. This location offers a more comfortable mid-nasal PCR testing. 

If you commute to Stony Brook Southampton, your testing location is the  Special Events Room at the Student Center Cafeteria. No appointment is needed. This location offers saliva PCR testing. Testing is available Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  

Alternatively, you can obtain your test at an off-campus location such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, City MD, ProHealth, Quest Diagnostics, private doctor’s office, or other provider.  To find a testing location near you, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing .   At-home COVID tests will not be accepted since the identity of the individual that took the test cannot be verified. 

NOTE: If you use an off campus provider for your test, upload your weekly test result to the Wolfie Health Portal by 11:59 pm each Sunday. Once you upload your test result, complete this form to confirm your submission.  

 

How? 

Step 1: Register

If you plan to obtain your test at the  Recreation Center's MAC Courts:   You must  register using the link below and provide your insurance information. When registering, make sure you enter your student ID correctly for your test to be accurately recorded.    Enter the information that matches your legal name that is on the back of your Stony Brook University ID card. 

MAC  Courts

If you plan to obtain your test at the  HSC Galleria,  click on the link below to register and then select your appointment date and time.  

HSC GALLERIA  


If you plan to obtain your test at 
Stony Brook Southampton,  click on the link below to register.  No appointment is needed for this testing location, so if you are testing in this location, skip to Step 3.

SOUTHAMPTON

Step 2: Make Your Appointment

After submitting your information, you will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link provided in the email to make your appointment.  Walk-ins will not be permitted. 

MAC  Courts  

HSC GALLERIA  

 

Step 3: 

When scheduling your appointment, set up an account through the link provided in Step 1, so that you can access your test results through the patient portal.  Results are typically available within 5-7 days after your sample is sent to the lab. 

Step 4: 

Bring your  Stony Brook ID card and your insurance card   with you to your appointment.

 

Why? 

Because we’d like to keep infection rates low so that we can continue in-person classes and social activities.  Students who do not participate in required testing will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. In addition, unvaccinated students need to maintain physical distance on campus or in any building whenever space allows and wear a mask at all times when indoors except when eating meals on campus while seated.

Please note these COVID 19 surveillance testing protocols are subject to change based on community and campus infection rates as well as guidance from regulatory agencies.  Please check this website often as well as your Stony Brook email for important messages regarding testing schedules and frequency. 

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being withdrawn from your in-person fall classes, and you being held liable for tuition and fees for the fall semester.  You will also receive Ws on your transcript for these in-person classes.

In the event of an outbreak on or near campus, individuals holding exemptions may be excluded from all campus facilities and activities, for their protection, until the outbreak is declared to be over.  Note that all COVID-19 policies are subject to change .

 

What happens if I test positive for COVID?

If you test positive, you will receive a phone call from Student Health Services to discuss next steps and engage in  contact tracing . If you tested off campus and received a positive result, you must contact Student Health Services right away at (631) 632-6176.  DO NOT come to campus or attend in-person classes or events. 

 

What happens if I receive a bill from  Enzo Clinical Laboratories?

If you have received a bill click here