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Stronger Together: Masking and Other COVID Reminders for Semester Starts and Ends |

stronger togetherAs the number of COVID cases increases in Suffolk County and other areas, we continue to follow the protocols that have made us one of the safest campus environments. We also continuously monitor and evaluate the guidelines for our safety and well-being. Just a few reminders and updates:

If you are unwell or have been exposed to COVID

Masking recommended indoors on Campus West (mandatory in the hospital)

  • In accordance with the latest guidelines from the New York State Department of Health (DOH)*, we encourage, but do not require, persons on West Campus to dress up indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Well-fitting masks covering the nose and mouth are still required for all employees in all Stony Brook Medicine buildings and facilities.

*Instructions from DOH press release dated May 13, 2022: “As COVID-19 subvariants continue to spread and all but one county in New York State has been classified by the CDC as moderate or high risk, the State Department of Health today urged all New Yorkers to take sensible precautions to protect themselves COVID-19. This includes recommending that all New Yorkers in high-risk districts and those statewide at increased risk of serious illnesses from underlying medical conditions wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Beginning of studies and recruitment advice on Campus West

  • As discussed above, we encourage, but do not require, candidates, faculty, staff, and guests attending indoor gatherings on West Campus to wear masks.
  • Dressing up is optional at the SBU’s main outdoor opening ceremony, and we still encourage attendees to use their own discretion based on their personal situation. This is our policy unless CDC and DOH requirements change.
  • All details and instructions to get started can be found on our dedicated webpage.

Vaccinations recommended

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended in the United States for everyone ages five and older (although the federal government provides vaccines free of charge to those residents of the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status).
  • According to the CDC, vaccination is helping us get closer to the goal of population immunity — making it harder for the person-to-person spread of COVID-19 and helping to protect people who can’t get a vaccine, such as those in the United States. B. Newborns.
  • You can visit to find a COVID-19 vaccine in your area.
  • You can also check with your doctor or local pharmacy for appointment availability.

COVID testing is still required

Congratulations to the graduates and everyone a happy, healthy end of the semester. Thank you for helping us all stay strong and enjoy another rewarding experience at Stony Brook.

– The Stronger Together team


Visit our Stronger Together website for the latest updates and information.

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