COVID-19 Information

For Students all 2023 Semester

Given the reduced severity of current COVID-19 variant infections, mildness of the illness, and the vaccination status of our community, isolation policies have changed.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate in their current housing situations. All members of the SUNY Brockport community are expected to self-monitor for symptoms of any illness before coming to campus every day. If you are likely to spread illness, do not come to campus.


You need to ISOLATE. Do NOT attend class, work, or other social gatherings.

  1. Isolation: Currently, per the CDC and Monroe County Department of Public Health, Isolation is a minimum of 5 (five) days, with day 0 as the first day of symptoms or the day of a positive test, whichever came first. Isolation may be longer if symptoms persist.
    • Wear a well-fitted mask at all times except when eating, sleeping or using bathroom facilities (e.g., showering, brushing teeth). N95, KN95 and KF94 masks are among those that provide the greatest protection.
    • Clean shared spaces, such as bathrooms and kitchens, immediately after use.
    • Students in isolation may leave their location to pick up food, use the restroom, or attend a medical appointment. Wear a well-fitted mask anytime you leave your isolation location.
    • At the end of 5 days, if asymptomatic (without symptoms) or if symptoms are improving, your isolation ends.
    • Continue to wear a well-fitted mask around others for an additional 5 days. (EXCEPTION: People who are immunocompromised, and those who are unable to wear a mask for 5 days after isolation, should self-isolate for 10 days instead of 5).
  2. Housing: SUNY Brockport is no longer requiring students to move to separate isolation/quarantine housing. Your options for Isolation include:
    • Your current residence — meaning your on-campus room, suite or apartment, or your offcampus apartment/residence.
    • Your permanent residence (home), or the off-campus home of a family member or friend.
    • Another off-campus location, such as a hotel. If traveling to an off-campus location for isolation, use private transportation.
    • For Residential students, if you have any questions about housing and isolation, please contact or 585-395-2122. 
  3. Reporting a positive test/Documentation for classes/work (note for classes)
    • You can report your positive COVID-19 home test result to Monroe County Public Health Department.
    • Inform your professors directly: Contact your instructors to keep up with coursework and class commitments while you are unable to attend in-person classes.
    • If you need documentation (note) that you were in isolation, use the Affirmation of Isolation form available through the New York State Department of Health.
  4. Food:
    • To-Go Options Using the “Meals” portion of Meal Plan—-Students can pick up themselves:
      • “You Pick 3” at The Nest (for students on the “Any” plans, not available to those on the “Unlimited” plan)
      • “Meal Swipe” options at The Square at the Union
    • To-Go Options Using the “Points” portion of Meal Plan—-Students can pick up themselves:
      • The Square
      • Subway
      • The Nest
      • TRAX
      • Raj Madan
      • Brockport’s Fresh Fridge (BFF) located in Drake Memorial Library, Annex in Tuttle, or The Perch in Hartwell Hall
      • Sick Meal from Harrison Dining Hall, Brockway Dining Hall Express, or “You Pick 3” at The Nest—-Students can have a friend pick up: Complete the Sick Meal Request Form
  5. Notify close contacts (roommates) that they may have been exposed, and they should:
    • Test when they learn of the exposure and again in five days. Test immediately if they become symptomatic.
    • Even if they test negative for COVID-19, they should wear a well-fitted mask whenever they are around others for the next 10 days.
    • Monitor for symptoms; and isolate when/if symptoms develop at any time, or they test positive.
    • Clean shared surfaces regularly.
    • For Residential students, if you have any questions about housing and isolation, please contact or 585-395-2122.  
  6. When to seek Medical Care:
    • Most COVID-19 symptoms can be self-managed using non-prescription cough/cold/fever medication.
    • If your symptoms are severe or if you have questions about how to manage your symptoms, call the Hazen Student Health Center for consultation: 585-395-2414. You can also use this number to reach the After Hours Nurse Advice line.
    • Severe symptoms include any of the following:
      • fever >102F
      • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
      • chest pain
      • severe headache
      • severe sore throat
      • uncontrolled vomiting.
    • If you are ill and tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for treatment to help prevent severe disease. Please call your healthcare provider or the Hazen Student Health Center to find the treatment that is best for you.
    • EMERGENCY CARE: If you experience these symptoms*, seek emergency medical attention immediately by calling: On-campus, call University Police at (585) 395-2222 or Off-campus, dial: 911:
      • Trouble breathing
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      • New confusion
      • Inability to wake or stay awake
      • Bluish lips or face

        *This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other
        symptoms that are severe or concerning you.
  7. How to obtain test kit? At-home COVID test kits are available in most pharmacies.
    After May 11, 2023, many health insurance providers will no longer reimburse the cost of these over-the-counter tests.
    • Free test kits are available at sites on campus including: Hazen Student Health Center, Residence Halls, and the Student Union.

For any non-urgent questions or concerns, please call the Student Health Center at 585-395-2414.