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COVID-19 Testing


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

This testing site is operated by SUNY Plattsburgh to meet mandatory testing requirements of our students and employees. If you are looking for the community testing site located at Adirondack Hall, 51 Sanborn Ave, Plattsburgh, N.Y. visit the Quadrant Sciences Appointment Page.

Spring 2022 Updates


  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to test Monday, Jan. 31 through Thursday, Feb. 3. See the schedule below for more information.
  • Starting Feb. 7, mandatory testing will occur Mondays and Tuesdays. See the schedule below for more information.
  • Comply with the Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy while on campus.
  • Students who miss two consecutive testing appointments are subject to having their campus online account disabled and loss of access to in-person classes. See Schedule By Group Below

2022 Testing Schedule


Date Hours of Operation Location Who Must Attend

Mondays (until Jan. 31) 

9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

All unvaccinated/partially vaccinated employees & campus affiliates

Monday, Jan. 31 through Thursday, Feb. 3

9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

All employees and students reporting to campus regardless of vaccination status. See testing schedule by group below

Mondays and Tuesdays (until May. 2) 

9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Algonquin Hall

See testing schedule by group below

Spring 2022 Testing Schedule By Group


Students — With Exemptions from Vaccination/Not Yet Fully Vaccinated or Boostered

Week One 

All students with a campus presence regardless of vaccination status, are required to participate in campus baseline pool testing the first week of classes.  (Note: This requirement does not apply to students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days and submitted proof of such test result here.)

Students Last Name Begins with A–D Students Last Name Begins with E–K Students Last Name Begins with L–Q Students Last Name Begins with R–Z

Monday, Jan. 31

Tuesday, Feb. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3

Semester-Long Surveillance Testing

Students with exemptions from vaccination or who are not yet fully vaccinated or boostered are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing. Do not use the NYS Community Testing Site in Adirondack Hall for campus baseline pool testing compliance purposes.

All Students with Exemptions from Vaccination or Who Are Not Yet Fully Vaccinated or Boostered

Every Monday and Tuesday until May 2

Students who miss two consecutive testing appointments are subject to having their campus online account disabled and loss of access to in-person classes  

Students — Fully Vaccinated/Boostered

Week One 

All students with a campus presence regardless of vaccination status, are required to participate in campus baseline pool testing the first week of classes.  (Note: This requirement does not apply to students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days and submitted proof of such test result here.)

Students Last Name Begins with A–D Students Last Name Begins with E–K Students Last Name Begins with L–Q Students Last Name Begins with R–Z
Monday, Jan. 31 Tuesday, Feb. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3

Semester-Long Surveillance Testing

Fully vaccinated students who are not yet eligible for a booster; and students who have received a booster are exempt from weekly surveillance testing.  However, the college reserves the right to institute testing at its discretion.   

Employees — Vaccinated

Employees & Campus Affiliates Last Name Begins with A–D Employees & Campus Affiliates Last Name Begins with E–K Employees & Campus Affiliates Last Name Begins with L–P Employees & Campus Affiliates Last Name Begins with Q–Z
Monday, Jan. 31 Tuesday, Feb. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3
Monday, Feb. 7 or Tuesday, Feb. 8 Monday, Feb. 14 or Tuesday, Feb. 15 Monday, Feb. 21 or Tuesday, Feb. 22 Monday, Feb. 28 or Tuesday, Mar. 1
Monday, Mar. 7 or Tuesday, Mar. 8 Monday, Mar. 21 or Tuesday, Mar. 22 Monday, Mar. 28 or Tuesday, Mar. 29 Monday, Apr. 4 or Tuesday, Apr. 5
Monday, Apr. 11 or Tuesday, Apr. 12 Monday, Apr. 18 or Tuesday, Apr. 19 Monday, Apr. 25 or Tuesday, Apr 26 Monday, May 2 or Tuesday, May 3


Note: Due to Spring Break the week of March 14 through March 18, there will be no testing — the test site will be closed.

Employees — Unvaccinated or Status Unknown

All Unvaccinated and Status Unknown Employees & Campus Affiliates

Every Monday and Tuesday until May 2

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, such as the community testing site in Adirondack Hall.

Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to end time to ensure you drop off your test. 
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

Please make sure to scan the QR code so your attendance is recorded.

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 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


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 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 January 18, 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 employees, students, 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. 

    Students

    This is currently under review.

    Employees

    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.

  • Who is exempt from testing?

    Employees

    Effective Jan. 31 there are limited exemptions from mandatory testing. Vaccination status will effect the frequency of testing. 

    The following scenarios exempt participation:

    • employees who are fully remote and do not report to work on campus or
    • anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 3 months.

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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