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Monday, November 9, 2020

From the Vice President for Student Affairs

Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Required COVID-19 Exit Testing for All On-Campus Students

SUNY Chancellor Malatras recently announced a systemwide policy requiring that all SUNY students using on-campus facilities in any capacity (living on campus, receiving hybrid or in-person instruction, or using campus facilities) test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to their leaving campus for the Thanksgiving recess.

Testing for our students will begin Tuesday, November 10, and run through Friday, November 20. Students will receive an e-mail with their assigned testing date and time. Residential students will be tested based on their residence hall location. Commuter students will be assigned testing slots based on the days and times of their in-person or hybrid course enrollment.   

I ask faculty members to reinforce the message that students should read their e-mail to be sure they understand when they are required to report for testing and the steps needed to help the process move quickly. I also ask them to remind students that they will receive a written excuse should their COVID-19 testing make them late for or miss class. 

Faculty members may direct questions to the Dean of Students Office. Thank you for your assistance as we work to keep the Buffalo State community healthy and safe.