Number of confirmed cases among students since the start of the fall semester
Number of confirmed cases among employees since the start of the fall semester
Number of cases confirmed yesterday
Number of cases confirmed last week
Number of cases confirmed this week
Number of students and employees hospitalized due to COVID-19 since the start of the fall semester
Number of students in isolation on campus yesterday
Number of students in quarantine on campus yesterday
Date this dashboard was last updated
This data presents known positive test cases among SUNY Oneonta students. Students in isolation have tested positive for COVID-19. Students in quarantine are suspected of being positive for COVID-19.
Questions and Answers
Students living on campus, students taking M2M (mask to mask, in-person) courses, and students who plan on using campus facilities are required to provide negative test results from a test taken within seven days of moving back to campus and the community. Students who tested positive within 90 days of their planned move-in date can upload their positive test results in order to satisfy the pre-screening test requirement.
Students who test positive within 14 days of coming to campus should follow the instructions of their contact tracer and complete their period of isolation at home.
Students can upload their test results via the Return to Campus checklist. Students who test positive in the 90 days prior to their return to campus can also upload a copy of their positive test results. Students should ask the testing facility for a paper copy of the results, take a photograph or scan the paper copy, and upload the results when prompted to do while accessing the checklist.
Test results should have the student’s full name and date of birth, the name and address of the lab or medical agency that performed the test, and the date the test was performed. If you are printing results from a MyChart or your physician’s electronic medical records portal, please follow the link to “print your results.” At this point, you can screenshot the version of the results that will have all the necessary information.
The NY State Department of Health website has a list of all COVID Testing sites in the state that is searchable by zip code or city
There is a company that provides saliva testing by mail for a cost but the cost can be submitted to a student’s health insurance for reimbursement
A commercially available product for rapid testing at home is due in pharmacies in NY State shortly for approximately $30. Students and parents should contact their local pharmacy about availability.
Students who are not experiencing symptoms will be able to use campus pool testing upon their return to campus. New, at-home testing options are in development and will be available to the public over the next month.
Students who are unable to find testing options at home will be able to use campus pool testing to satisfy their pre-screening requirements.
Residential students who use campus pool testing to satisfy the pre-screening requirement will be required to quarantine in a designated residence hall with their belongings until they receive their negative results. This process often takes more than 48 hours.
- Residential students who choose this option will not be able to move their belongings into their permanent residence prior to testing and quarantining.
- Those with a positive follow-up test result will be moved, along with their belongings, to an isolation residence hall.
Off-campus students who use pool testing will be expected to self-quarantine at their residence until they receive their negative results. Those with positive results will be expected to isolate in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
Yes, rapid tests satisfy the pre-screening requirements. The majority of antigen tests are considered rapid tests.
No, only rapid tests (antigen) or PCR/molecular tests will be accepted.
Testing Throughout the Semester
Pool testing is free for students, staff and faculty. In the event that your pool tests positive, follow-up (reflex) tests will be conducted on each sample in the pool in order to determine which person tested positive. Upstate Medical University will attempt to bill each individual's insurance provider for the cost of their individual test. If you do not have insurance or payment from the insurance provider cannot be collected, the college will be responsible for covering the cost of the reflex test.
Off-campus students who use campus facilities must have a clear daily health screening prior to coming to campus. In addition, they are expected to test during the week they intend to come to campus. Testing is available for all students, staff and faculty on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Off-campus, asymptomatic students can access testing at the Alumni Field House on the SUNY Oneonta campus. The facility is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students who test positive within 14 days before they come to campus should follow the instructions of their contact tracer and complete their period of isolation at home. Students who test positive on campus will be moved to the isolation facility on campus. Faculty who teach in-person classes must also provide that same information online. On-campus students will be able to access their on-campus courses online and will be provided with additional resources, as needed, by the college’s quarantine and isolation team.
Yes, the Daily Health Screening is a significant part of a student’s responsibilities to the community. It must be completed each day to ensure that a student is feeling well. It’s an important tool, along with regular testing, in ensuring that we are keeping our students and the community safe and healthy. Students receive reminders if they miss two consecutive days. Students lose access to campus facilities if they miss three consecutive days of filling out the daily health screening.
No, students who receive the red checkmark after completing their Daily Health Screening tool are likely to have answered yes to a question would require them to seek medical attention/advice. Students seeking medical attention or advice should contact the health center for an appointment or call their personal physician.
Students who believe that they’ve received the red checkmark in error should contact their faculty, if they have an in-person class, and let them know that they made a mistake on the daily health screening resulting in a red checkmark for the day. Unfortunately, students are unable to reset their responses to the Daily Student Health Screening. The daily screening is an important tool that the college uses to aid in its goal to keep students and community safe. Symptom surveillance occurs through the Daily Student Health Screening, and increases in symptoms may trigger increased surveillance testing and other health checks. The college feels that permitting regular resets would undermine its efforts to keep students healthy, and will not be allowing for this action at this time.
Students who live on campus, students who take in-person courses, and students who regularly access campus facilities are required to be tested on a weekly basis.
Students who miss the Monday testing date will receive a reminder via e-mail.
Students who miss both the Monday and Tuesday testing dates in any given week will receive an e-mail notification with additional information on how to seek a test through alternative means. This ensures that they can get into compliance for that week.
- On-campus students should contact their Residence Hall Director, and off-campus students should contact the Health Center, for information on how to provide testing proof.
Failure to complete the testing for two weeks during the semester will result in the suspension of card access to campus facilities (residence halls, Milne Library, Hunt College Union, classroom buildings). Repeated offenses of not completing daily screenings or weekly testing will result in conduct charges and sanctions through the college. Sanctions may include probation, removal from the residence halls, and loss of access to campus facilities.
Quarantine and Isolation
Yes, off-campus students do have the option of using on-campus quarantine and isolation buildings. However, additional housing and dining costs will be incurred during that time. Please contact Graig Eichler at 607-436-2077 for more information.
Health and Wellness
The Health Center has contracted with Fonemed, a 24-hour nurse line for students to access medical advice. The nurse line is available between 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. daily. Students can access the Fonemed nurse line by calling 607-436-3573. Callers will be prompted to press a specific number to be transferred to the nurse line and will be asked to provide their Student ID number.
No, these costs cannot be adjusted. Housing and dining costs are set on a semester basis, not a weekly or daily basis.