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Dean of Students Issues Guidance Concerning New York State Quarantine Policy

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Rick Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, has issued a message to students concerning New York State’s quarantine policy. The message reads as follows:

Coning Back Safe and StrongAs you may already know, New York State has imposed a 14-day self-quarantine for any travelers coming to New York from outside the United States or from a state inside the United States that requires a “stay at home” period in response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission.  This measure aligns with New York State’s continued efforts to contain COVID-19 and reduce the risk of transmission. Please read carefully the section below that applies to you. This information supersedes any prior information that you may have received about your return to campus, and may be subject to change.  Please continue to check the FAQs HERE for updates.

I WILL BE LIVING ON CAMPUS AND AM TRAVELING FROM WITHIN NEW YORK OR FROM A NON-IMPACTED STATE:

If you are not traveling from outside the United States or from a state within the United States that requires a “stay at home” period, please make your travel plans based upon your student status below.  Upon arrival to campus, in order to check into your fall housing assignment, you will need to attest in writing that you have resided in a non-impacted state for at least the last 14 days.  If your arrival to campus is delayed until after the start of the Fall 2020 semester, you will be billed for the space for each day that it is held prior to your arrival.  The deadline to cancel your fall housing assignment is August 15.

  • If you are a new undergraduate student coming from within New York or a non-impacted state, to ensure physical distancing, you will be assigned a move-in time from 8 am – 8 pm on August 19 or 20 for residence hall check-in.  Campus Residences will send an email to you by August 7 with more detailed information. You will participate in new student orientation through August 23.
  • If you are a continuing undergraduate student coming from within New York or a non-impacted state, to ensure physical distancing, you will be assigned a move-in time from 8 am – 8 pm between August 21-23 for residence hall check-in. Campus Residences will send an email to you by August 7 with more detailed information.
  • If you are a new or continuing graduate student coming from within New York or a non-impacted state and have already selected your arrival date, we cannot accept requests for earlier arrival dates. If you need housing earlier, you will need to locate  off-campus housing until your approved arrival date. If you need to choose a later arrival date, please contact your respective area office with that information. If you choose a date after August 23, your billing will start August 23.

I WILL BE LIVING ON CAMPUS AND AM TRAVELING FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S. OR FROM AN IMPACTED STATE:

You will need to self-quarantine for 14 days before you can move into campus housing.  If the quarantine delays your arrival on campus until after the start of the Fall 2020 semester, you will be billed for the space for each day that it is held prior to your arrival.  The deadline to cancel your fall housing assignment is August 15.

If you are traveling from outside of the United States or from any of the impacted states within the United States, we unfortunately are unable to offer the ability for you to self-quarantine in West Campus housing for the required 14 days because we have students already living in the residence halls/apartments.  Therefore, for health and safety reasons, we cannot mix quarantined and non-quarantined students in the same building.

You can self-quarantine for 14 days anywhere in New York State or other states that are not on the impacted list, including staying with family or friends, or in a hotel. Campus Residences will also offer limited 14-day self-quarantine accommodations at the Stony Brook Southampton campus at the daily rate on a first come, first served basis.  If you are seeking local hotel accommodations or space at Stony Brook Southampton, please click HERE for more information.

Please make your travel plans based upon your student status below:

  • If you are a new undergraduate student coming from outside the United States or from a state within the United States that requires a “stay at home” period, you must arrive in New York or another non-impacted state by August 5 in order to fulfill your “stay at home” period, move into your assigned residence hall on August 19 or 20, and participate in new student orientation that runs through August 23.  To ensure physical distancing for residence hall check-in, you will be assigned a move-in time from 8 am – 8 pm on August 19 or 20.
  • If you are a continuing undergraduate, or new or continuing graduate student coming from outside the United States or from a state within the United States that requires a “stay at home” period, you must arrive in New York or another non-impacted state by August 7 in order to fulfill your “stay at home” period and move into your assigned residence hall on August 21.  To ensure physical distancing for residence hall check-in, you will be assigned a move-in time from 8 am – 8 pm on August 21.

Upon arrival to campus, in order to check-in to your fall housing assignment, you will need to show proof of completion of the 14-day self-quarantine and attest in writing that you have resided in a non-impacted state for at least the last 14 days.  If you are traveling from outside the United States, you will need to show your I-94 as proof of your initial entry date in New York (or other non-impacted states).  If you are traveling from one of the impacted states, you must show a flight, hotel, car service, or toll receipt that verifies the dates of your self-quarantine.

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Residences at reside@stonybrook.edu.

I WILL BE LIVING OFF-CAMPUS:

If you are traveling from outside of the United States or from any impacted domestic states, please make your travel plans based on the information below:

  • If you are a new undergraduate student, you must arrive in New York by August 7 in order to move into your off-campus housing location, self-quarantine for 14 days, and be able to participate in new student orientation from August 21-23.
  • For all other students, you must arrive in New York by August 10 in order to move into your off-campus housing location, self-quarantine for 14 days, and be able to attend classes starting August 24.

WHAT DOES SELF-QUARANTINE MEAN? 

While in self-quarantine for 14 days, please follow these steps:

  1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever over 100.F or 37.8 celsius.  Also watch for coughing or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to monitor your temperature.
  2. Stay home and avoid contact with others.
  3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
  4. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters) and do not go out in public.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of following this 14-day self-quarantine period. If you become ill during the self-quarantine period, it is important that you seek care and isolate yourself from others.  By following the guidelines and timeline noted above, you are doing your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our campus community. If you have any health-related questions, please visit the Student Health & Safety FAQs or contact Student Health Services at (631) 632-6740.

 

 

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