Utica Students - Pooled Surveillance Testing and Daily COVID Screening

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 09:30
Student Announcements

Utica Students - Before Coming to Campus:

  • All residential, commuter, and those students needing access to campus must fill out the pre- screening form each day for the 14 days prior to your arrival.
  • All students will need to provide the results of a PCR molecular test (antigen and antibody tests will not be accepted) to the Wellness Center within 24 hours of receipt of the test results. The test must be taken no more than 7 days before arrival to campus.
     - If a residential student has not submitted a negative test result before arriving to campus, the student must notify SUNY Poly in advance. SUNY Poly will provide a PCR test at cost (approximately $100 plus other fees may be incurred which may be charged to you if you check in without following the procedures before and during arrival). Additionally, in order to support community health, the student will be placed in mandatory precautionary quarantine on-campus until results are received.
     - Commuters and those students needing access to campus who have not submitted a negative test will be restricted from campus until test results are received.
     - Failure to follow the guidelines could lead to conduct charges/sanctions, up to and including permanent dismissal. See section I(B) sanctions.
  • Students must engage in a self-quarantine for 7 days before arrival to campus. Please see New York State precautionary self-quarantine guidelines.
     - Students will be required to attest that they have self-quarantined for the 7 days prior to arrival to campus. Please fill out the attestation form 24 hours before arrival.
     - Limited exceptions to the 7-day precautionary quarantine include medical school and health professions students designated as “essential employees.” In addition, commuter students may apply to studentaffairs@sunypoly.edu for a limited exemption to allow them to work during the quarantine; documentation of the employer’s workplace COVID-19 safety protocols will be required. When not working, the student will be expected to engage in a precautionary quarantine from others.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who have traveled to/from restricted states/regions or to/from international locations as defined by New York State must follow the New York State Travel Advisory whether living on- or off-campus—and attest that they have submitted the New York Traveler Health form before engaging in a 10-day quarantine (or testing out with negative results). They must follow the guidance of the governing local health department related to mandatory testing, quarantine/isolation, and timing of returning to campus.

For testing requirements before coming to campus and upon arrival at campus, read the information in "Return to Campus Safely – Testing and Isolation Requirements" on the What Students Should Know webpage.

Utica Students - Arrival to Campus:

  • Fill out the daily Utica campus screening before arriving to campus.
  • Upon arrival to campus students are required to participate in pooled surveillance testing in the Campus Center. This includes commuter students and those needing access (see schedule and information about what not to eat/drink, etc. before the test).
     - Please fill out the testing app prior to taking part in pooled testing.
     - Once tested, residential students can obtain the keys to their rooms.
  • To ensure health and safety, classes will be taught remotely for the first week, during which dining services will be available via takeout; the library and fitness center (including the gym and fields) will be closed.

Testing takes place in the Campus Center on the upper level walking track.

Surveillance Testing Dates - Please note the schedule is subject to change as needed.

All Hilltop/Commuter/Online Needing Access/Adirondack & Mohawk Students must take part in pooled surveillance testing once every week (Monday or Tuesday).

The initial testing will take place Jan. 30/31 (Saturday/Sunday) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

After initial testing, weekly pooled testing takes place every Monday/Tuesday starting Feb. 8/9 from 12 – 7 p.m. through May 4.

In lieu of a pooled test, a PCR test can be submitted instead, taken no earlier than the Monday of that week and no later than three days after that Tuesday (for Feb. 8/9 testing, that would mean the PCR test would be taken between 2/8 and 2/12).





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