Daily Screenings/Testing

Daily Screenings/Testing

Health and Wellness Services will continue to have COVID-19 testing capabilities for students and employees. We currently have at-home (antigen) testing options available 24/7 within the Residence Halls and Student Leadership Center for any student to have access to at no additional cost. Testing at the Health Center is done based on our medical provider's 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 receives a COVID-19 test and it comes back negative, the student will be able to return to their normal activities. If it comes back positive, the student will be isolated for 5 days from the day they were tested or the day symptoms began (depending on provider discretion) and contact tracing will begin. Once the 5 days are completed, the student will then need to wear an appropriately fitted mask for the remaining 5 days, as long as symptoms have subsided.

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

  • Students indicating symptoms of concern will be evaluated. Students seen at the Health Center will receive a clinical evaluation. After the evaluation is completed by RNs and/or NP, a determination will be made on testing.
  • Per SUNY guidelines, diagnostic testing of all symptomatic persons, including vaccinated persons, who display symptoms, will continue.
  • If a 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 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).