Ongoing surveillance

Surveillance program

Ongoing testing

Throughout the summer, the University anticipates some level of testing of asymptomatic members of the campus community at a surveillance testing center (STC) in UU-111. Beginning June 1, 2021, weekly mandatory testing for fully vaccinated members of the campus community will not be required per updated SUNY guidance. Students can submit proof of vaccination through the health portal.

Students who are symptomatic should contact the Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC) by phone to be considered for diagnostic testing.

The testing center hours are:

  • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • 6 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesday

The campus is currently using Abbott's rapid antigen test for all students, faculty and staff.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by staff.

Students who have no COVID-19 symptoms and receive a positive antigen test result at the STC will be referred to the DSHSC for a molecular test to confirm the initial positive test result. The confirmatory test used may be a nasopharyngeal (deep) swab. Students will be required to isolate until the follow-up test results are available. The time frame for these results will depend upon test availability and could be as long as two days. DSHSC staff will notify the students of the anticipated time frame at the time of testing. Students whose confirmatory test is positive will be required to complete an isolation period as determined by the local health department (typically 10 days).

For more information about confirmation testing, view the diagnostic testing FAQ page.

If you have a question about surveillance testing, your surveillance test results or issues around scheduling your surveillance test, email surveillance-testing@binghamton.edu. Do not email the Office of Emergency Management or Decker Student Health Services Center, as it will delay response.

Updated campus test results can be found on the University’s COVID-19 dashboard

Symptom tracking

In accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines, every Binghamton University student physically reporting to campus must complete a daily NYS-mandated COVID-19 health screening questionnaire either before arriving on campus or within the first hour of physically reporting to campus. The questionnaire is located on the University's MyBinghamton portal.

Students who indicate they have any of the risks mentioned in the questionnaire should stay home/in their room or immediately leave the campus. Decker Student Health Services Center will receive any responses that indicate a student was affirmative for any of the screening criteria and will follow up with the student accordingly.

Privacy statement

As a student submitting to a COVID-19 test for the purpose of detection of SARS-CoV-2, you have the right to be assured of the confidential treatment of disclosures and records and to have the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of such information except when release of specific information is required by law or is necessary to safeguard you or the University community. All COVID-19 test results, positive or negative, are required to be reported to the New York State Department of Health. 

If you have concerns about privacy, tell us. We want, expect and need your feedback. For concerns regarding medical care, contact the medical director at 607-777-2221. If you feel the issue is not resolved, you may appeal to the University’s privacy compliance officer — Office of University Counsel, Binghamton University, AD-614, Binghamton, New York, 13902-6000. Complaints may also be registered at the U.S. Office of Civil Rights N.Y. Office at 1- 800-368-1019; TDD: 1-800-537-7697.