Daily Screenings/Testing

Daily Screenings/Testing

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to complete daily health screenings. Individuals will acknowledge their responsibility to continue to be aware of any symptoms and report those symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Un-vaccinated persons (and those who have not shown proof) must complete a single fall attestation signifying their agreement to monitor their symptoms daily and report any of concern promptly.  They must continue to monitor their symptoms and promptly report any symptoms of COVID-19.

Health and Wellness Services will have COVID-19 testing capabilities for students. Testing is done based on our medical providers evaluations and CDC recommendations for those with symptoms, those who do not have symptoms but have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive and those who are in a CDC-defined high-risk group. Results will be used to promote the health of our students, faculty and staff. If a student does receive a COVID-19 test, they will go into isolation until their results are released. If it comes back negative, students will be able to return to their normal activities. If it comes back positive, students will be quarantined for 14 days from the day they were tested and contact tracing will begin.

Symptomatic Students (by screening tool, call, or presentation):

  • Students indicating symptoms of concern will be evaluated. Students seen at the Health Center will receive clinical evaluation. After evaluation completed by RN’s and/or NP, a determination will be made on testing.
  • Per SUNY guidelines, diagnostic testing (PCR) of all symptomatic persons, including vaccinated persons, who display symptoms, will continue.
  • If student is having any trouble breathing during hours of operation, they will be immediately evaluated by Health and Wellness Services. If this happens after hours of operation, they should call University Police and will be sent to the Emergency Room via ambulance.
  • If a student is not experiencing trouble breathing or other major health concerns, during hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) a further evaluation (tele-health) will take place to decide if they need to be tested. After hours of operation (4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.), the student will be asked to not leave their room and to stay where they are unless in need of necessities (food and use of the restroom) and will be told to ensure they are wearing their mask appropriately, social distancing, avoiding direct contacts, and only ordering food to-go until they are contacted by Health and Wellness Services the following morning (if deemed necessary).