In addition to observing proper health and safety precautions in all areas of our daily lives, one of the most important ways we can stop the spread of COVID-19 is by addressing positive cases as quickly as possible. You can help in this effort by being aware of your own health and following these steps:
Daily Self-Health Check
It is essential for all students to complete a daily self-health check using the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Checklist each day before leaving your residence hall room or coming to campus.
Students should begin the self-screening by taking their temperature each day, then answering the screening questions that will ask if you have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as:
- Fever (100.4 degrees or higher) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You also will be asked if you or anyone living with you has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you select “no” to all questions, you will receive an “in the clear” message and be allowed to come to campus that day.
It is strongly suggested to save this email and bookmark the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Checklist link for easy access to the checklist, which should be completed daily.
What should I do if I have symptoms? When should I get tested?
If you do not successfully pass the self-check, do not leave your residence and instead contact your health care provider or the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center has the ability to test symptomatic students.
More information on what students should do if they experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 can be found on our Students/Parents Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
SUNY Morrisville is committed to report the number of student and employee COVID-19 cases as well as testing. Please visit our online COVID-19 Dashboard for updates on new cases, current and active cases, and the amount and types of tests administered. The current assessed risk level on the SUNY Morrisville campus is low (zero cases).
Wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing are the best ways to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Students and employees are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while on campus, in the Village and any other public places they may visit. Should any guests or vendors visit campus, they also must wear a mask at all times, including while in living spaces or any campus-operated facility.