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COVID-19 Testing


We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community. All students who reside locally and employees and students who actively report for on-campus work are expected to participate in the COVID-19 testing program.

Cooperation and participation in pooled COVID-19 testing is aimed at supporting the health and safety of our campus community. We appreciate your ongoing efforts to keep our campus community safe and healthy. Remain vigilant, abide by the Cardinal Pledge, comply with the Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy and avoid nonessential travel.

Testing Schedule


Finals Week & Beyond

Date Hours of Operation Location Who Must Attend
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

If you normally drop off your test kit or attend in person on Wednesdays, attend at your normally scheduled time.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

If you normally drop off your test kit or attend in person on Tuesdays, attend at your normally scheduled time.

Friday, May 7, 2021

9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

If you normally drop off your test kit or attend in person on Mondays, attend at your normally scheduled time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Algonquin Hall

Students and faculty attending in-person commencement unless you are fully vaccinated 14 days prior to May 15, 2021.

Mondays (May 10, 2021 – Aug. 23, 2021)

9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

Eligible employees reporting to on-campus work and students living on-campus.


Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to end time to ensure you receive your test. While every effort should be made to attend the pool testing on the dates above, those unable to attend can be tested off-campus at their own expense, by their health care provider, pharmacy or other COVID-19 testing facility.

In order to meet this requirement, the test must be conducted within 24 hours of the assigned pool testing and the results must be sent to:

  • Human Resource Services for employees
  • Student Health Center for students

Register for Testing


A one-time registration is required before your first test, at SUNY COVID-19 Testing. You will be asked to create an account. It will require you to create a password, enter your banner ID number and health insurance information. Remember your password or use a use a secure password manager, as you will need it to log in to your account prior to testing.

You will need to log in to this account and complete a series of screening questions each time you attend pooled testing or conduct a home test kit.

Conducting The Test


Whether you are attending the test site or conducting an at-home test, both processes involve you swabbing your own mouth. Watch this brief video to understand what to expect during the testing process.

How to Swab from Quadrant Biosciences Inc. on Vimeo.

Attendants will be on site to instruct participants on how to swab themselves on the day of testing. Taking a home test?  Scroll down to “How to Take and Drop Off Your Office or Home Test”

What to Do Prior to Arriving for Testing On Site


Three steps to take prior to arriving for your pooled testing appointment

How Employees Take & Drop Off Office or Home Test


Steps to take prior to using & dropping off your at-home test kit

Additional Information


Frequently Asked Questions About Pooled Testing — Updated May 5, 2021

  • What is pooled testing?

    Pooled testing for COVID-19 is an innovative method where numerous samples can be run as part of one test. SUNY’s pooled testing approach was developed and validated by Upstate Medical’s laboratory and Quadrant Biosciences using saliva samples. It allows for 10 to 25 people to be screened in one test. Individuals administer the tests themselves, swabbing their mouths for 10 or 15 seconds each, then provide the saliva samples to testing personnel.

Questions?


Students with questions regarding participation in testing can be directed to the Student Health Center at [email protected] or call at 518-564-2187.

Employees with questions regarding participation in testing can be directed to Human Resource Services at [email protected] or 518-564-5062.

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