Stay Safe: Barnes Center at The Arch

Select Here to Complete: COVID-19 Positive Test Notification Form

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 BarnesCenter@syr.edu.


Current Masking Requirements

Communicated digitally in addition to physical signage per health and wellness location, requirements including those for masking, are subject to change.

  • Counseling: Required at all times.
  • Health Care: Required at all times.
  • Psychiatry: Required at all times.
  • Recreation Facilities: Masks recommended and available at all facilities for patrons.

Learn more about the current campus masking requirements.


COVID-19 (Testing, Vaccinations, Boosters)

Campus Vending Machines

Additional tests beyond the four free tests provided upon arrival, will be available at a highly subsidized cost of $1 per test in vending machines across campus. Vending machines will be 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)

Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy

In addition, the Barnes Center pharmacy has test kits available for purchase that may be free of charge based on students’ health insurance or pharmacy benefit plan. Please consult your insurance provider to see if you are eligible.

From submitting proof of vaccination, testing and more, detailed instructions are available on the Patient Portal webpage.

  • If you have any of the below symptoms, please call 315.443.8000 to schedule an appointment at the Barnes Center at The Arch.
  • Drop-in appointments are not available.
  • Stay in your room if you are experiencing symptoms. Do not attend in-person class, participate in extracurricular activities, or travel onto campus or into the community.
  • COVID-19 Symptoms
    • Cough
    • Temperature Above 100.4 ˚F, 38 ˚C
    • Chills
    • Congested/Runny Nose (Unrelated to seasonal allergies.)
    • Difficulty Breathing, Shortness of Breath
    • 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.)

Testing Positive for COVID-19

The Barnes Center and campus partners are here to help.

  • Don’t leave your residence until further instructions are provided.
  • If students receive positive test results at the Barnes Center at The Arch, they will be transported to an isolation location by Medical Transport and provided additional instructions and support.
  • If tested elsewhere, immediately call the Barnes Center at The Arch at 315.443.8000 for instructions.
  • Immediately and honestly participate in contact tracing.
  • Information regarding positive test results will be shared with the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) and campus contact tracers.

Contact with Someone COVID-19 Positive

Students who have been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive should immediately call the Barnes Center at The Arch at 315.443.8000.

  • Stay in your room if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Do not attend in-person class, participate in extracurricular activities, or travel onto campus or into the community.
  • Call 315.443.8000 to schedule an appointment with the Barnes Center if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Ask about COVID-19 testing.
  • Drop-in appointments are not available. An appointment is needed to be tested.
  • Masks are required at all times waiting for and during Flanagan COVID-19 testing appointments.

Please visit the Stay Safe Pledge webpage and syracuse.edu/StaySafe for more information.