Fall 2022 COVID Testing Requirements
After evaluating the campus infection rates for the first three weeks of the semester, and based upon CDC guidance, the University has decided to end the COVID testing requirements for students with approved exemptions and partially vaccinated students. The last day of testing was September 8. After this date, students are no longer required to participate in COVID surveillance testing regardless of vaccination status.
Please read all of the information below so that you know what to do in case you feel sick and how to stay safe throughout the semester.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL UNWELL DURING THE SEMESTER:
If at any point in the semester you feel sick, do not attend in-person classes or come to campus, and avoid being around people. Please contact Student Health Services at (631) 632-6740 for an appointment. For hours of operation, visit the SHS website.
TimelyCare, our new virtual healthcare service, is available 24/7. You can connect virtually
with medical providers that can treat a wide range of common illnesses such as cold
and flu, allergies, pink eye, etc.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID:
If you test positive for COVID, call the Campus Health Response Team at (631) 632-6176 and leave a message with your name, SBU ID, a phone number to return your call, the date of your positive test result, and symptoms you are experiencing. They will advise you on next steps.
With or without symptoms, you will need to isolate for a minimum of 5 days. You cannot
attend in-person classes during this time, but can continue to participate in online
classes as long as you feel well enough to do so. If you live on campus, leaving campus
to isolate at home is strongly encouraged, so make plans ahead of time to isolate
at home, including transportation as you cannot take public transportation while sick
HOW TO STAY SAFE:
While we have made so much progress, COVID still remains a concern, so we all need to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers/cleaners are also effective.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Know your community infection levels and make an informed choice on whether to wear a mask, and in which situations. Follow local and state health and safety requirements.
Fully Online Students: