Through health and wellness services and resources, the Barnes Center is here to support the campus community as we navigate COVID-19 and beyond.  For questions or for more information, please call 315.443.8000 or email

COVID-19 (Testing, Vaccinations, Boosters)

  • Continue to stay home if sick: If you test positive for COVID-19, you are encouraged to stay home if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, cough and other known respiratory virus symptoms.
  • No longer mandated to isolate: Those with COVID-19 are no longer required to isolate for five days. Instead, according to the NYSDOH, “individuals can go back to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, both of the following are true:
    • symptoms are getting better overall, and
    • they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medication.”
  • No longer required to report a positive test: Students and faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are no longer required to report that positive test to the Barnes Center and Human Resources, respectively.

  • Monitor for COVID-like symptoms: If you’re a student, contact the Barnes Center at 315.443.8000 if you are concerned about your symptoms. Barnes Center staff will direct you on what actions to take next. Drop-in appointments are not available. Faculty and staff should contact their primary care provider.
  • Stay home: If you’re experiencing COVID-like symptoms, including a fever, stay home.
  • Wear a mask: If you are feeling under the weather, consider wearing a mask to limit the spread of your symptoms. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask is welcome to do so and should be supported.
  • Exercise good hygiene habits: Cover your cough and sneezes. Wash your hands often. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently, especially your residence hall rooms.
  • COVID-19 Symptoms
    • Cough
    • Temperature Above 100.4˚F, 38˚C
    • Chills
    • Congested/Runny Nose (Unrelated to seasonal allergies.)
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea, Vomiting
    • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Sore Throat
    • Headaches, Body/Muscle Aches (Unrelated to strenuous activity, exercise or chronic medical/physical conditions.)

Please visit the Patient Portal instructional webpage to learn how to schedule an appointment with the Barnes Center at The Arch. For additional questions, please contact the Barnes Center Pharmacy.

Campus Vending Machines

COVID-19 tests are available at a highly subsidized cost of $1 per test in vending machines across campus. Vending machines are located in the following buildings.

  • Schine Student Center
  • Goldstein Student Center (South Campus)
  • Barnes Center at The Arch
  • Dineen Hall
  • Life Sciences Complex
  • The Mount (Day and Flint Halls)