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Complete Your Required 7-Day Self-Quarantine Confirmation by January 26

Dear Seawolves,

As a follow-up to our previous communication , all resident students and any students who commute to campus for any reason are required to self-quarantine at home for 7 days prior to returning to Stony Brook for the spring semester. 

You must complete this form by January 26 to attest you are either complying with this requirement or will not physically be on campus at any time this spring semester.   You may also copy and paste this URL into your browser to access the form: 

https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HCPILJzu2hx4hg

In addition, if you are living on campus or commuting to campus, you must obtain a negative COVID PCR test (taken within 7 days of arrival if traveling from NY or a contiguous state or within 3 days of arrival if traveling from a non-contiguous state or from overseas) before you come to campus.  Please upload the results to Medicat , our Student Health Services records system, within 2 days after receiving your result.  Click HERE for more information about this requirement. 

Please refer to these FAQs for more information. If you have any questions about the COVID testing process, please contact Student Health Services at (631) 632-6740. 

Thank you for keeping our campus community safe and healthy! 

Sincerely,
Rick Gatteau, PhD

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

January 22, 2021

 


 

Spring 2021 COVID Preparations - What You Need To Know and Do Before Coming To Stony Brook 

Dear Seawolves,

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester!  I hope you were able to find some time to relax and are excited about the start of classes, which begin on   Monday, February 1.     Whether you are a new or returning student, or if you are living on campus, commuting to campus, or studying fully remotely, we look forward to connecting with you.

As COVID continues to impact our campus, our entire team remains committed to protecting your health and safety.  If you were a resident or commuter student this past fall, thank you for doing your part to ensure very low infection rates on our campus.  As we await wider distribution of the COVID vaccine, we all must continue to follow the health and safety guidelines and expectations, particularly given increasing infection rates in our surrounding region.  As many COVID cases are asymptomatic, meaning you can be infected, feel well, and unknowingly and unintentionally spread the disease to others, we have implemented a comprehensive and proactive community plan.  

If you are living on campus, taking classes on campus, or visiting campus for any reason this spring, it’s   very important that you read the information below   All resident and commuter students are required to obtain a negative COVID PCR test prior to arrival, among other expectations.     Please click on the link below that applies to you.  

  • If you are   living on campus this spring , click   HERE   for information about spring semester move-in requirements, COVID symptom screening, quarantine, testing requirements, campus resources, and more. 
  • If you are   commuting to campus this spring , click   HERE   for information about COVID symptom screening, quarantine, testing requirements, campus resources, and more. 
  • If you are   studying fully remotely this spring , click   HERE   for information about COVID precautions, campus resources, and more.

We also have a lot of informative, continuously updated    FAQs   that will answer your questions about safety, mental health support, library services, dining, and other student services.  Check it out and please share this information with your family members too.

Our collective care and concern for one another is what will help ensure a successful spring semester.    Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is everyone's responsibility.   Thank you for doing your part.  Go Seawolves!

Sincerely,

Rick Gatteau, PhD

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students  

January 13, 2021