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Coming Back Safe and Strong Update (October 5, 2020)

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Coning Back Safe and StrongStony Brook’s Open and Going Strong … See How Students Are Making the Difference!
While other schools have had to close their doors to in-person learning, Stony Brook continues to offer both onsite and remote educational experiences … thanks, largely, to our students! Tune into Facebook Live Tuesday, October 6 at 1 pm as Larry  Zacarese, Rick Gatteau, Marisa Bisiani and Shelley Germana talk about current successes and future plans on our next Beyond the Expected podcast — Coming Back Safe and Strong: Students Step Up!

College and COVID-19: On and Off Campus … President McInnis Joins Newsday Panel
On Tuesday, October 6, at 2 pm, tune in when President Maurie McInnis provides her insights on the challenges of COVID-19 for colleges. President McInnis joins a panel of Long Island college leaders, and a student, to ‘explore the pitfalls, fears and triumphs of this unprecedented era in academics and health for universities.’ Click here to register.

Seawolves Show Their True GRIT
See students interviewing student leaders, faculty and staff about how to be resilient through times of social distancing. Discover University resources. Check out our GRIT 2020 series. Start the week off right with a new episode on YouTube every Monday.

West Campus Employees Go ‘CampusClear’
The CampusClear App is now making daily self-screening easier and more convenient for employees on West Campus. See who it’s for, how to sign up and more here.

Please keep in mind that SBUH staff will still need to take their temperature at the hospital before starting their shift and complete the attestation when they arrive at their unit. Employees who work on both East and West Campus are asked to follow West Campus guidelines and use CampusClear for their daily attestation. And, paper self-screening is still available for those without access to a computer or cell phone.

New FAQs on Screening and Testing
‘Screening and Testing’ just got their own section on the FAQ page of our Coming Back Safe and Strong website. Have a question about the CampusClear app, Coronavirus tests for employees, what to do if someone on your staff is sick?  Check out this continuously updated site.

We’re Recognized for ‘Doing It Right’
“Right here in New York, right here on Long Island, you’re seeing a perfect example of how it’s done right.” That’s SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras talking about Stony Brook University at a recent press conference on West Campus.

“This is an extraordinary place. Really a global center of innovation and, in so many ways, the heart of our county.” That’s Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaking at the same event.

If you haven’t yet, read more about the day, the Chancellor’s tour of campus and the news about increased student testing in SBU News. And check out the media coverage we received on WABC-TV and  WCBS NewsRadio 880.

Watch Us ‘Spring’ Into Action
With a healthy start to Fall 2020, SBU is looking to continue to provide a safe, healthy campus environment this Spring. HR sent a comprehensive email on October 1 — with everything from campus resources for COVID-19 health and safety, to COVID-19 testing, to telecommuting exemptions and the COVID-19 Telephone Information Line. Take a look if you haven’t … or a closer one … for all the details.

Help Keep Us All Safe

  • Wash your hands or use sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available.
  • Try to always maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from other people.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your workplace every day.
  • Try to avoid using other people’s phones, desks, offices, tools and equipment
  • Stay home if you’re sick.

Have an Idea? Need an Answer?

Visit our continuously updated return to the workplace FAQs on our Coming Back Safe and Strong website, or send your questions to

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