Final COVID-19 pooled testing before you leave campus

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As you prepare to leave campus following the end of in-person classes in the coming weeks, all students must first participate in one final round of pooled saliva testing, as required by SUNY System Administration in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from community to community.

While all in-person classes will conclude on Friday, Nov. 20, testing will be made available next week for students who have completed their remaining in-person instruction prior to that date.

If you are planning to leave campus on or before Friday, Nov. 13, you must participate in pooled testing on either Tuesday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

In you plan on leaving campus for the remainder of the semester on Nov. 13:

  • You must have completed all in-person instruction by that date;
  • The results of your test must be negative; and
  • Your swipe access to your residence hall will be turned off on Saturday, Nov. 14.
  • You will need to be retested on Nov. 10 or Nov. 11 if you do not leave by Nov. 13 after originally informing the Office of Residence Life that you were doing so.

For all students who are leaving campus for the remainder of the semester on or by Friday, Nov. 20, please wait to participate in testing until Tuesday, Nov. 10, or Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

No appointments are needed prior to testing.

If you need to remain on campus after Nov. 20, you must contact the Office of Residence Life, or you will lose swipe access to your residence hall on Saturday, Nov. 21.

We appreciate all your help this semester in participating in the pooled testing and following safety protocols, which has allowed us to continue in-person classes through the semester and kept your peers safe. Please remember that staying in place protects the rest of the state and your home communities from potential spread. Going home or to another location risks exposing others to the virus. We strongly encourage you to not leave your current residence until any restricted movement or pause is lifted. If you are in quarantine or isolation, the county health authorities also will instruct you to stay in place.