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COVID-19 Testing

Refer to this page regularly for details regarding COVID-19 testing.


Off-Campus Testing Resources

Monroe and several counties offer free, rapid antigen asymptomatic testing at several locations.

If You Test Positive

Students - if you test positive using an at-home rapid test or via a PCR test:

  • Report your test result by uploading a photo of the test result, along with your full name, date of birth, Fisher ID number, and date/time that the test was completed to the Patient Portal
  • Once it is reported, you will be flagged in the FisherLink system to alert your professors, coaches, advisors, and others in your support system that you will be missing class through the isolation period. That group is then notified again once the flag is cleared. Professors will provide instructions on how to access class or how to make up work. 

Employees - if you test positive using an at-home rapid test or via a PCR test:

  • Report your status to your supervisor and to the Office of Human Resources via humanresources@sjf.edu. Supervisors will remain in close communication with any employees who test positive to determine if they are able to return to work after the 5-day mark or if they should remain isolated due to symptoms.

Students and Employees:

Isolation and Testing

The CDC, New York State, and Monroe County have updated isolation guidelines. We are following those for commuter students and employees. Because of the new unique challenges posed by congregate living on campus, the isolation protocol for residential students has an important distinction. All students must continue to work with the Health and Wellness Center to be cleared in order to return to campus.

Residential students who test positive for COVID:

  • You need to isolate for 5 days. If you are asymptomatic at the end of 5 days or your symptoms are resolving, you must test. We know that PCR tests can stay positive for up to 90 days. However, antigen tests do not stay positive beyond the active infection.
    • If the test is negative, your isolation ends. You still must wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for another 5 days. When eating on campus, please make sure you are at least 6 feet from others when removing your mask to eat or drink during days 6-10. After day 10, you would adhere to the regular campus masking policy. 
    • If your test is positive on day 5, you must remain in isolation through day 10.
  • If you still have symptoms that are not resolving at the end of 5 days, you need to stay in isolation for 5 more days. 

Commuter students and employees who test positive for COVID:

  • You need to isolate for 5 days. If you are asymptomatic at the end of 5 days or your symptoms are resolving, your isolation can end. You are encouraged to test. If the test is positive, you must remain in isolation through day 10.
  • If you still have symptoms that are not resolving at the end of 5 days, you need to stay in isolation for 5 more days.
  • If you are released from isolation at the end of 5 days, you still must wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for days 6-10. When eating on campus, please make sure you are at least 6 feet from others when removing your mask to eat or drink during days 6-10. After day 10, you would adhere to the regular campus masking policy.