Daily Screenings/Testing

Daily Screenings/Testing

Prior to the start of the Spring Semester. All students are required to have a COVID test taken in the 72 hours prior to returning to campus. Proof of this test can be sent to covid19@alfredstate.edu. If you have been positive within the past 90-days of your arrival to campus, you can also submit that to exempt you from needing a negative test to return. Once accepted, ASC will provide an email confirmation clearing you to return. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay home and contact Health and Wellness at (607) 587-2619 or covid19@alfredstate.edu.

Health and Wellness Services will have COVID-19 testing capabilities for students and employees. 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 receives a COVID-19 test and it comes back negative, students will be able to return to their normal activities. If it comes back positive, students will be isolated for 5 days from the day they were tested or the day symptoms began and contact tracing will begin. Once the 5 days is completed, the student will then need to wear an appropriate 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 clinical evaluation. After evaluation completed by RN’s 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 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).