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Spring 2021 COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

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Testing Center Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Participation and Compliance Expectations

To simplify and clarify testing expectations for members of our campus community, we have created six testing categories, each of which corresponds with a specific testing schedule. The categories and associated testing frequencies are as follows:

Students

Testing for Students is Mandatory. Students will be notified by email of the date by when to get tested at the Stadium Testing Center.

  • Category 1: (Mandatory) All undergraduate and graduate students residing in Syracuse University-owned and operated housing; all resident advisors working within/routinely accessing Syracuse University-owned and operated housing: Once weekly minimum, or as directed given special circumstances.
  • Category 2: (Mandatory) All undergraduate and graduate students residing off campus who are routinely accessing campus services and facilities: Once weekly minimum, or as directed given special circumstances.
  •  Category 3: (Mandatory) All members of the Greek community residing in Greek houses: Once weekly minimum, or as directed given special circumstances.

 If a student fails to test on their designated schedule:

  • First Violation: The student will be blocked from accessing all University systems (e.g., campus WiFi network, MySlice, course registrations and Blackboard). This block will remain in place until the student complies with the mandatory surveillance testing requirement. Once the student is tested, systems access will be restored, typically within 30 minutes or less.
  • Second Violation: The student will be blocked from accessing all University systems. The block on access to University systems will remain in place until the student complies with the mandatory surveillance testing requirement. Once the student is tested, systems access will be restored within 30 minutes or less.
  • Third Violation: The student will be blocked from accessing all University systems and receive an automatic referral to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Sanctions for a third violation may include interim suspension and/or probation.

Faculty and Staff

Testing for faculty and staff is strongly encouraged, and the recommended frequency of testing is as follows based on the employee’s role and position:

  • Category 4: All faculty teaching in-person classes, staff assigned to student-facing roles (i.e. residence hall directors, food services, janitorial, Department of Public Safety, some roles on the student experience team, etc.): Every two weeks minimum, within 14 days of prior test.
  • Category 5: All other faculty and staff routinely accessing campus, but not assigned to student-facing roles: Monthly minimum, within 30 days of prior test.
  • Category 6: Faculty and staff residing in Central New York, but teaching remotely/not routinely accessing campus: No minimum testing requirement; testing accessible based on employee preference and/or as directed given special circumstances.

On-demand Testing

The Stadium Testing Center will also continue to support on-demand testing for all members of our community, including family members of our employees, during normal operating hours.

What you need to know about Syracuse University’s Surveillance Testing Program

The University has launched two on-campus COVID-19 testing laboratories to significantly expand routine surveillance testing. This includes implementing a new sample collection and testing method developed by the Yale University School of Public Health. This new method, called SalivaDirect, eliminates the mouth swab from the sample collection process. Instead you will deposit a saliva sample directly into a sterile test tube. The University has created a video outlining the steps for using the SalivaDirect method at the Stadium Testing Center. The major benefit of this method is speed, reducing the time from test to result. Our objective is to return results to students and employees within 24 to 36 hours.

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