Stronger Together Update (January 14, 2022) |

As many have returned to work – and others are preparing for the official start of the spring semester – here’s what you need to know and do (a few updates and some important reminders) to help us stay healthy and safe. Thank you and be well.


If you haven’t seen it, please see the message we sent last week: HRS provides update on COVID guidelines.

A few updates:

If you have tested positive for COVID… We will have a short online form for you to complete where you will be asked to certify that you no longer have a fever and have completed a five day isolation period. Once the form is completed, you will be able to receive authorization to return to work. Your supervisor will also be automatically notified of your return to work date. If you have reported your positive results to the Health Information Line (HIL), you will receive an email with the link to the survey. Please watch for more to come.

An update to the “Submit proof of your booster” section: you can fax or provide, in person, a copy of your Excelsior Pass as proof.


Find what you need to know about returning for the spring semester here (emailed to students January 1, 2022): Seawolves: Important COVID Updates – What You Need to Know and Do for Spring 22

Please also see our recently updated Student FAQs on the Stronger Together website.


For the latest information on COVID-19, please continue to search for Coronavirus Updates, Stony Brook Health Beat and ThePulse.


Community test site

As you may have seen, a new community testing site opened on our campus on Tuesday, January 11. A few things to keep in mind:

WHAT: One of New York State’s 20 new community-run testing sites at SUNY campuses in New York City

WHO: The site is available to all community members, including the SUNY campus community, who are showing signs of COVID-19

WHEN: The site is open every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OR: RSS Parking Lot in the Innovation and Discovery Center of SBU’s R&D Park, 1500 Development Drive (near mass vaccination site)

HOW? ‘OR’ WHAT: The site carries out PCR tests, nasal swabs; 250 appointments are available per day, with limited appointments. You can schedule a test appointment here.

2022 Events Guide

  • The University will continue to host internal and external events on campus
  • Participants are required to wear masks at all times except when actively eating or drinking
  • Shorter events should consider refraining from serving food; Grab and Go restore is highly recommended when restore service is needed
  • For larger groups, consideration should be given to the size of the venue and the ability to spread out, especially during meals.
  • Participants with symptoms should refrain from attending
  • We recommend event hosts bring additional masks to ensure compliance for their guests
  • Visit the Conference and Event Services website for general information

Some additional items

Discover – and take part in – the January Ombuds workshops and our “chats” here

The need for local blood donations is critical. Check Out SBUH Blood Drive Here

Reminder: President McInnis is looking for REACH participants to help us grow and prosper. The deadline is Monday, January 17. Learn more and register here

Also, remember to continue testing, as needed, at our monitoring sites, provided you have no symptoms of COVID. Find details and schedule here

Message from President Maurie McInnis for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Visit our new Stronger Together website for the latest updates and information.

Contact us at [email protected]edu with your questions/comments/ideas.

Your comments are welcome !

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