Weekly Testing Requirements

During the Spring 2022 semester, mandatory weekly testing will continue to be required for any student or employee who has a physical presence on campus and who is not vaccinated or who prefers not to provide proof of vaccination.

Vaccinated students and employees will be required to participate in pooled saliva testing at regular intervals. All students and employees may be asked to participate in pooled saliva testing based on known exposure or if campus infection rates increase.

Any incidents of non-compliance with campus testing will be handled through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for students and the Office of Human Resources for employees.

Required Weekly Testing

For any students and employees who have a physical presence on campus and who are not fully vaccinated or who prefer not to provide proof of vaccination, required weekly surveillance testing continues for the Spring 2022 semester.

Weekly Testing Procedures

Students:

Weekly testing will be held in Helyar Hall on Mondays from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Morrisville Campus. Norwich Campus will hold testing on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and students can access tests in the Faculty Office Common Area.

Steps to Administer Pooled Saliva Tests

  • Prior to the testing, please do not eat or drink anything, including chewing gum, mints or lozenges, within 30 minutes of administering the test. Please also ensure that you have not brushed your teeth or used mouthwash within the past three hours before testing. Additionally, you must abstain from smoking, vaping or using smokeless tobacco products for 30 minutes prior to the test.
  • Upon arrival, log in to the Clarifi COVID-19 testing registration app and register your test kit. Please ensure that you have entered the barcode listed on your test correctly in the app. Please create a user profile for the registration app if you have not yet already done so.
  • Instructions on how to self-administer the test can be viewed on the “How to Swab” video via Vimeo.

    Register for Testing

Employees:

Morrisville Campus

  • Faculty and staff will self-administer pooled saliva tests.
  • Faculty and staff will obtain up to five (5) test kits from University Police, located in Brooks Hall, during the following dates and times:
    • Each Monday and Tuesday, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Facilities and Dairy staff who have not submitted vaccination documentation will continue to be tested at the Physical Plant.

Norwich Campus

  • Employees will have an opportunity to test on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and can access and drop off tests in the Faculty Office Common Area on the Norwich Campus.

Steps for Self-Administering the Pooled Saliva Tests

  • Prior to the testing, please do not eat or drink anything, including chewing gum, mints or lozenges, within 30 minutes of administering the test. Please also ensure that you have not brushed your teeth or used mouthwash within the past three hours before testing. Additionally, you must abstain from smoking, vaping or using smokeless tobacco products for 30 minutes prior to the test.
  • Register your test kit using the Clarifi COVID-19 testing registration app each week, before dropping the completed test kit in the designated drop box. Please ensure that you have entered the barcode listed on your test correctly in the app. Please create a user profile for the registration app if you have not yet already done so.
  • Instructions on how to self-administer the test can be viewed on the “How to Swab” video via Vimeo.
  • When you are done self-administering the test and after you have registered the test using the testing registration app, please place a label with your first and last name and date of birth on the test tube and deliver the test to Brooks Hall or Whipple Administration Building. Place the test tube in the designated COVID-19 test drop box, located on the first floor of each building.
  • All tests must be completed on Monday or Tuesday of each week and placed in the COVID-19 drop box no later than 5 p.m. every Tuesday!

Register for Testing

Surveillance Testing for All Students Begins Feb. 7

Beginning Monday, Feb. 7, a select group of students will be required to participate in surveillance testing each week during each month of the semester (except for the week of Spring Break, March 14-18). Please view the schedule below to find the specific week you are required to test.

  • Residential Students (listed by Residential Hall):
  • First week: Fountain View, Oneida, Commons I
  • Second week: Onondaga
  • Third week: Mohawk
  • Fourth Week: Cayuga and East, Commons II
     
  • Commuter Students and Norwich Campus Students (listed alphabetically by last name):
  • First week: A-F
  • Second week: G-O
  • Third week: P-Z

Reminder emails also will be sent to students as we get closer to the required week of testing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Residence Life or the Student Health Center.

Vaccinated Faculty & Staff Surveillance Testing

Each week, 5% of the college's vaccinated faculty and staff will be asked to test to comply with surveillance testing for the campus. A notification email will be sent to the employees that need to test from the Office of Human Resources each week.

Testing Procedures

Morrisville Campus

  • Faculty & Staff will self-administer pooled Saliva tests. 
  • Faculty & Staff will obtain up to five (5) test kits from University Police in Brooks Hall during the following dates and times:
    • Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Facility & Dairy staff that need to be tested can continue to report to the Physical Plant on Tuesdays from 7-11 a.m.

Norwich Campus

  • Employees will have an opportunity to test on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and can access and drop-off tests in the Faculty Office Common Area on the Norwich Campus.

Steps for self-administering the pooled saliva tests

  • Prior to the testing, do not to eat or drink anything, including chewing gum, mints or lozenges, within 30 minutes of completing the test and do not have brushed your teeth or use mouthwash within the past three hours. In addition, you must abstain from smoking, vaping, or using smokeless tobacco products for 30 minutes prior to the test.
  • Register your test kit using the Clarifi COVID-19 testing registration app each week, before dropping the completed test kit in the designated drop box. Please ensure that you have entered the barcode listed on your test correctly in the app. Please create a user profile for the registration app if you have not yet already done so.
  • Instructions on how to self-administer the test can be viewed on the “How to Swab” video via Vimeo.
  • When you are done self-administering the test and after you have registered the test using the testing registration app, please place a label with your first and last name and date of birth on the test tube and deliver the test to Brooks Hall or Whipple Administration Building. Place the test tube in the designated COVID-19 test drop box, located on the first floor of each building.  
  • ALL TESTS MUST BE COMPLETED ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY OF EACH WEEK AND PLACED IN THE COVID-19 TEST DROP BOX NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM EVERY TUESDAY.