End of Semester Pool Testing Information
Our end of semester testing requirements are the following. Please plan accordingly:
- The final week of our mandatory pool testing program is May 10-13. Pool testing will
continue to be open from 10 am until 6:30 pm in SERC.
- Testing will NOT be required during finals week (week of May 17).
SUNY Brockport will be testing 100% of campus each week.
Testing will be held every Monday – Thursday from 10:00am – 6:30pm in the SERC.
Reservations are required. Please reserve your spot no later than the Sunday (at midnight)
prior to that testing week. NOTE: Students do NOT need to upload weekly results to MyHazen.
Make a Pool Testing Reservation
Students living in residence halls and townhomes will be assigned a day of the week
(see below) when they will be tested. Residents are strongly encouraged to reserve
an appointment at the same time as their suitemates. Doing so will reduce the likelihood
of being in a precautionary quarantine status unrelated to the test results of your
suitemates. The assigned days are below:
All Residence Halls (except Eagle & Townhomes):
Mondays – Any Time Slot
Eagle & Townhomes:
Tuesdays – Any Time Slot
Off-Campus & Commuter Students
Off-campus and commuter students may schedule their testing appointment during any
available time slot during the week. It is highly recommended that students reserve
an appointment at the same time as their room or housemates (who are Brockport students).
Doing so will reduce the likelihood of being in precautionary quarantine status unrelated
to the test results of your room or housemates.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff may sign up for any slot labeled “Faculty and Staff.” You may contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or exemptions.
Fully Remote Students, Faculty, and Staff Coming to Campus
Even though you may be fully remote, we understand that there may be other reasons
why you might need to come to campus. Some examples may be:
- You need to use campus facilities (i.e., library, gym, computer lab)
- You have an in-person seminar/lab only a couple time during the semester
- You are attending a meeting or event
If you come to campus, whatever the reason may be, you will need to pool test for
that week. Please plan ahead and Reserve Your Spot, so that you can test on the day you come to campus.
Testing is required for all students who are physically present on campus at any time
throughout the semester.
In certain cases, you may be exempt if:
1. You are currently 100% remote and will not be physically present on campus during
the spring semester.
Note: if you need to visit campus for any reason, you will need to test during that
week you come to campus (see above).
Also, If you filled this out for fall semester, you will need to fill it out again
for spring semester.
100% Remote Exemption Request
2. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from being tested in a particular week,
you may apply for a one-time exemption.
Note: If your class meets in an AB/ABC format that requires you to only come to campus
on an every other week basis – you are still required to get tested EVERY WEEK.
Request a One-Time Exemption
3. You will submit your individual test results instead of pool testing.
Your test results must be dated during the week you are requesting this exemption.
Submit your Individual Test Results
4. You have tested positive for COVID in the past 12 weeks.
5. You are currently in quarantine or isolation.
If you have been instructed to quarantine from an outside sources you may complete this form
Faculty/Staff requesting an exemption should email email@example.com any questions. Please note: the above exemption links are for STUDENTS ONLY.
If you are current faculty, staff, or a student and you are able to help, please go
to the following link and register as soon as possible. We are asking all volunteers
to register for two volunteer shifts per week, more if possible. This would be greatly
appreciated as we strive to meet the 100% weekly testing of faculty, staff and students
throughout the semester.
View Current Volunteer Shifts
All participants in the pool testing will need to be registered on SUNY Upstate’s
web app. You will need to have this web app open on your phone (tablet, laptop, etc.)
at the time of testing. Kiosks will be available for those who do not have access
to a smartphone (this may take longer, depending on demand).
Pool Testing FAQs
For other pool testing related questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is pool testing?
In pool testing, samples from 6-12 individuals are grouped (pooled) together and the
entire batch is tested. If the pooled sample tests positive, then each sample from
that pool is tested separately. Testing in this fashion allows for a more efficient
processing of large amounts of tests as well as for quicker results.
- How is testing done?
Pool testing is a non-invasive, saliva-based test. You will swab both sides of the
inside of your mouth to obtain a saliva sample. To get an idea of how it’s done, check
- Who can be pool tested?
We are testing asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff, as it’s more challenging
for those not exhibiting symptoms to obtain testing in a timely manner. If you ever
have symptoms, please do not come to pool testing. Instead, students should contact
Hazen Health Center at x2414 or email@example.com. Faculty and staff should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is pool testing mandatory?
Participation in our pooled testing program is mandatory. SUNY Brockport is responsible
for maintaining a safe and healthy learning, living, and work environment for our
community. This testing is an important piece of our plan to manage this pandemic
on our campus. Students failing to meet the testing requirements are submit to the
SUNY-wide Uniform COVID sanctions.
- Who is doing the testing? Have they been FDA approved?
Test samples are sent to SUNY Upstate Medical University Labs (who developed the testing
process) located in Syracuse, NY. They are FDA approved.
- What happens if the test is negative?
You will be notified of your test results and have no restrictions. You should still
follow the requirements of maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others,
wearing a face covering/mask, washing or disinfecting your hands regularly.
- What happens if the test is positive?
If the test is positive, Upstate Medical will do individual testing on the previously
submitted samples to determine who in the group is positive. This should take 24-48
hours to process. Students in the positive pool will be notified via the RAVE app
and will need to quarantine until the individual tests results have been received.
- Is there any cost to me?
The cost of the pool test is free. If you are part of a positive pool, your individual
sample will be tested and billed to your private medical insurance. If for any reason
your medical insurance denies the claim, the College will cover the cost. Please note:
the pool testing app requires you to enter your insurance information before you can
take the test. If you have any questions about your health insurance coverage, please
contact the Hazen Health Center at email@example.com
I have tested positive for COVID-19 before. Do I still need to pool test?
If you have had COVID-19 (but not within the past 12 weeks), you will need to test.
At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick
again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection,
called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests
natural immunity may not last very long.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 12 weeks, please see “Exemptions” above.
Employees should check "yes" on the question related to this in the Daily Symptom
Checker. Human Resources will follow up individually to ensure they receive the appropriate
- I have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Am I exempt from testing?
Even though the approved COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated high effectivity rates,
they are not 100% (just like flu shots, for example). Because of this, you may be able to contract (catch and be contagious) COVID-19, so you are still required to pool test.
Pool Testing Event Volunteer FAQs
Do I need my Banner ID to self-register?
No. Registration is completed using is your NetID & Password on Single Sign-In
- Where do register to work the pool testing events as a volunteer?
The link & information about volunteering is above, or you can register here
- How do I use the self-registration site?
Follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Go to this webpage
- Sign in: Click “Login” at top of page, then “Students Login Here” (Faculty/Staff please
use this, too)
- Then click “Respond to a Need”. Use your single sign information.
- Scroll down to the calendar (Needs) for dates and volunteer shifts
- Click View More. Each role has a description or the role, date, shift timeslot and
- of slots open, and “view details button”
- If a shift is full, you can select “Waitlist”. This will help us to fill slots if
- How do I “un-register” for an event if I mistakenly sign up for the wrong date or
if I need to un-register due to unforeseen circumstances?
To unregister from a shift, it is a similar process to how you register.
- You simply go back to the shift you registered for and click unregister in the top
- A pop-up will appear asking if you are sure.
- Once you click yes, you would receive a confirmation email about your unregistering.
- Will I receive confirmation and reminder communication for the shifts that I sign
Yes, you will receive both confirmation and reminder notifications directly from the
You can also click on your initials in the green and gold circle at the top right
corner, then choose Volunteer Schedule to see the dates/times that you have signed
up to work.
- Can I print a list of the volunteer shifts that I have registered for?
Yes, after logging in, click on the “Need Responses” button on the dashboard. This
page will list all the volunteer shifts you registered for.
- I understand that as a volunteer working pool testing events, that I am eligible to
receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Who do I contact for eligibility process?
As an incentive to assist, pool-testing volunteers are eligible to receive the COVID
vaccine. If you are interested, you be sure to ask for your eligibility paperwork
at the end of your volunteer shift.
- I am a retired Brockport employee and would like to volunteer. Can I?
You can volunteer, following the completion of volunteer paperwork through the Human
Resources department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org get started.
- Who do I contact if I am having trouble with registering or registration issues?