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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

Required COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Ends

Lori Saxena September 9, 2022
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Stony Brook University will no longer require students to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing. 
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Two different forms of COVID-19 antigen rapid test, both showing negative results. LENNARDYWLEE/ CC BY-SA 4.0

SBU students eligible for free masks and at-home COVID tests

Anastasia Poulos February 6, 2022
Students living on or off campus are able to request four free test kits by visiting the U.S. government website and inputting their dorm address using the exact dorm room to be eligible. Kits can be shipped within seven to 12 business days.
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Guests start arriving on campus after guests policy has been revised.   JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Guest policy relaxed with increased COVID-19 testing compliance

Tim Giorlando September 26, 2021
Campus Residences announced in an email on Sept. 23 that residents may host overnight guests starting Sept. 25, including commuters and off-campus guests such as friends and family members.
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Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Stony Brook requires COVID vaccine and testing for students and faculty for fall semester

Viola Flowers September 5, 2021
Students and faculty at Stony Brook University are required to meet their respective COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for the 2021 in-person fall semester, according to the Stronger Together website.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

As local COVID-19 rate increases, Stony Brook restores campus mask mandate

Niki Nassiri August 12, 2021
Stony Brook University is requiring students, staff and faculty to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status until at least Sept. 7th.
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An empty lecture hall in Javits Lecture Center.  CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

To SBU students: You’re almost there!

Anya Marquardt May 1, 2021
#OPINION I’m writing an open letter to you all about this past school year ... isn’t it crazy that it’s almost over?
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Mouhamadou Gueye jumps to make a basket during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019 EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Start of Stony Brook Men’s Basketball season delayed after more postponements

Ethan Tam November 29, 2020
The first three scheduled games of the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s season have now been either canceled or postponed.
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 15

Juliana Slocum November 5, 2020
In this week's episode, News reports on the White House order against diversity training and SUNY's Thanksgiving COVID requirements. Opinions shares an op-ed on GP/NC options from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Students on campus must test negative before leaving for Thanksgiving break, SUNY Chancellor says

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2020
All students on SUNY campuses must test negative for COVID-19 within ten days before they leave for Thanksgiving break. SUNY campuses have until November 5 to submit a plan outlining their steps to close the fall semester. 
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The testing site outside of the Student Health Center on campus. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

What to know about COVID-19 testing

Matt Venezia September 19, 2020
New information about COVID-19 is being discovered rapidly and the facts surrounding testing are not yet well-established. Here are a few things to know before and after getting tested.
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 7

Juliana Slocum September 9, 2020
Weekly Wrap Up: More students test positive for COVID-19 and former Interim President Michael Bernstein steps down from his position as provost. The Stony Brook film festival begins this week, and editors announce new changes at The Statesman this semester.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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