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COVID-19 Testing


We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community. 

Summer 2022 Updates


  • Weekly testing continues for all unvaccinated and status unknown employees and campus affiliates throughout the summer.
  • Effective Monday, June 6, 2022, required weekly testing will be moved to the community testing site located at Adirondack Hall, 51 Sanborn Ave by appointment or as a walk in between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Effective Monday, June 6, 2022, individuals must switch their Quadrant profile from “SUNY Plattsburgh” to the “Plattsburgh Community Test Site”.  See instructions here.
  • Comply with the Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy while on campus.

Summer 2022 Testing Schedule


Date Hours of Operation Location Who Must Attend

(Closed Monday, May 30, 2022)

9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

Unvaccinated and status unknown employees and campus affiliates

Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022

8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Adirondack Hall, 51 Sanborn Ave.

Unvaccinated and status unknown employees and campus affiliates

Unfortunately, there will no longer be an option to drop off test kits at Algonquin Hall or University Police. However, there are several options available for different days and times throughout the week at the Quadrant Sciences Appointment Page.

Why Test?


We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community. Testing continues to be an effective tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Visit the FAQ section below to learn more about who is required to test.

Register for Testing


A one-time registration is required before your first test at Quadrant Testing Page. You will be asked to create an account. It will require you to create a password 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. 

Conducting The Test


Testing will 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 also be on site to instruct participants on how to swab themselves on the day of testing. 

How to Prepare For A Test


Before Arriving to the Test Site

Additional Information


Frequently Asked Questions About Pooled Testing — Updated May 25, 2022

  • How does vaccination status change the testing requirement for employees and campus affiliates?

    Employees who are fully vaccinated (including auxiliary workers and vendors with a regular on-campus presence), will be required to participate in testing monthly. See the charts above for the current schedule.

    Employees that do not wish to disclose their vaccination status or those employees that are not fully vaccinated must continue to participate in weekly COVID-19 surveillance pool testing.

    In order to be exempt from weekly testing, vaccinated employees will need to provide proof of vaccination via the Vaccination Attestation Form. Acceptable proof is a copy of your completed CDC vaccination card or a screenshot of your NYS Excelsior Pass. This information will be kept confidential and will not become part of your campus employment records. For our spring term testing program, vaccinated status does not require a booster shot.

    Complete the Vaccination Attestation Form

  • What does fully vaccinated mean?

    “Fully Vaccinated” is defined as:

    • two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or,
    • two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • Who must participate?

    Participation in pool testing is required for Unvaccinated and Status Unknown employees and campus affiliates who reside locally and employees who actively report for on-campus work and/or plan to be on campus regularly (including instruction, co-curricular activities and meetings) shall be tested regularly.
     
    Those who have had a positive PCR test should not participate in testing for 90 days from the date of their positive test. Upon conclusion of the 90 days, they should be included in regular testing per the campus plan. 

    If you are reporting to work on campus to complete some or all of your work obligation and are an employee represented by CSEA, UUP, PBA and PEF you are subject to testing under specific Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) reached between SUNY and each bargaining unit. Management Confidential employees are also deemed subject to testing.

    As such, attendance is considered mandatory unless you meet the exemptions listed below. See the chart above for the current testing schedule.

    Branch Campus Employees — Employees at the branch campus (SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury) will be participating in pool testing at SUNY Adirondack. Dean Danna will be providing information directly to the branch campus employees.

    Maintenance & Operations or University Police Employees — Employees who work the night shift will be tested during an assigned shift and are not expected to participate in the campus-wide pool testing scheduled during normal work hours.

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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