Stay Safe: Barnes Center at The Arch

Through health and wellness services and resources, the Barnes Center is here to support the campus community as we navigate COVID-19 and beyond. The following list provides information surrounding how to access services, resources and the actions taken in support of cleaning procedures and healthy habits. For questions or for more information, please call 315.443.8000 or email BarnesCenter@syr.edu.

Masking and COVID Alert Framework

Effective Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, Syracuse University implemented a four-tiered COVID alert system and associated masking framework, designed as a tool to communicate and dynamically adjust campus masking requirements over time, based on an ongoing assessment of rates of new infection, testing data and contact tracing information unique to our campus and local community. For the latest information on health and safety precautions and updates from the University, please visit syracuse.edu/StaySafe.

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 COVID Alert Framework requirements.

COVID-19 (Testing, Vaccinations, Boosters) 

The University requires all eligible students, faculty and staff who routinely access any Syracuse University campus location or facility to receive a COVID booster shot. 

Provide Proof of COVID-19 Booster

Please visit the Patient Portal webpage for detailed instructions of how to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster. Learn more on the Get Vaccinated webpage.

Who is Eligible for the Booster Vaccine

  • Individuals who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago.
  • Individuals who received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
  • Individuals who previously received World Health Organization-approved vaccinations other than Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson should receive a Pfizer booster dose if they received their initial vaccine series at least five months ago, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

As a reminder, the only exemption from this requirement is an approved medical or religious waiver on file with the Barnes Center. If you already have a medical or religious waiver on file with the Barnes Center for the COVID-19 vaccination, you do not need to take any further action. If you need to submit a medical or religious waiver, please complete and upload the "Medical-Religious Waiver Form" in the Patient Portal.

Syracuse University requires all students, faculty, and staff routinely accessing campus to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes receiving a booster shot. Learn more on the Immunizations webpage. 

Provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Please visit the Patient Portal webpage for detailed instructions of how to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more on the Get Vaccinated webpage.

Get Vaccinated

Visit the Get Vaccinated webpage  and the Stay Safe Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information.

Please visit the Patient Portal webpage for detailed instructions of how to provide proof of COVID-19 test results.

Students who cannot access COVID-19 testing or at-home testing kits in their local community to meet the University's pre-arrival testing requirement can contact Student Experience to review options.

  • 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.)

Students who have been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive should immediately call the Syracuse University COVID-19 Project Management Office at 315.443.6180.

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 Syracuse University COVID-19 Project Management Office at 315.443.6180 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.

Learn more about accessing the  COVID-19 Testing Site today.

  • 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.
  • Please enter the COVID-19 testing site through the Flanagan main doors facing Sims Drive. Please do not access from or enter the Barnes Center at The Arch.
  • Masks are required at all times waiting for and during Flanagan COVID-19 testing appointments.
  • Explore the complete list of cleaning procedures and healthy habits.

Travel

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

Flu Shot Information

All students accessing campus are required to get a flu vaccine prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. The only exceptions to this requirement are for those with religious or medical exemptions.

To provide additional on-campus opportunities for students to receive their required flu shot, the Barnes Center at The Arch is offering additional flu clinics on Thursday, Nov. 11, Friday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 16.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Log into the Patient Portal with your SU email and password. (You will be prompted to complete Microsoft’s Multi-factor Authentication in advance of accessing the Patient Portal.)
  • Select “Appts” on the main menu.
  • In the drop-down section:
    • Under “Clinic,” select “Health Clinic.”
    • Under “Reason,” select “Flu Shot Clinic Appointment.”
    • Under “Provider,” select “Barnes Center 309 FluShots.”
    • Select “Submit.”
  • Select your appointment day and time.

IMPORTANT: Please bring your pharmacy benefit card and health insurance card with you to your appointment. The flu vaccine will be billed to your insurance. Most health insurance companies cover the cost of a flu vaccine in full. Students who have a copay or medical charge applied will be billed accordingly. Please know ability to pay will not impact your access to services. If you are actively enrolled in the Syracuse University Student Health Insurance Plan, you do not need to bring your insurance information.

Visit the Patient Portal Instruction webpage for complete instructions.

You can obtain your flu shot through another medical provider or at a pharmacy. Students who receive a flu shot elsewhere are asked to upload proof of the vaccine in the Patient Portal.

Visit the Patient Portal Instruction webpage for complete instructions.

All students accessing campus are required to get a flu vaccine prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. The only exception is individuals with approved religious or medical exemptions. Compliance will be closely monitored.

Health Care 

Students are encouraged to enroll in to receive health and wellness text message notifications from the Barnes Center at The Arch. Highlights include appointment reminders, secure message notifications, important health and wellness updates, and more.

Learn how to enroll to receive health and wellness text messages today!

Frequently purchased retail products are available to order for pick-up using the Wellness Portal  and selecting "Virtual Pharmacy." Please note, orders may take two to four hours to complete. Individuals will receive a phone call when their order is available. Please check the current masking requirements before visiting.

If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for additional information and instruction.

Counseling

Students are encouraged to enroll in to receive health and wellness text message notifications from the Barnes Center at The Arch. Highlights include appointment reminders, secure message notifications, important health and wellness updates, and more.

Learn how to enroll to receive health and wellness text messages today!

Recreation

Psychiatry

Students are encouraged to enroll in to receive health and wellness text message notifications from the Barnes Center at The Arch. Highlights include appointment reminders, secure message notifications, important health and wellness updates, and more.

Learn how to enroll to receive health and wellness text messages today!

  • Please call 315.443.8000 to schedule a Psychiatry appointment.
  • Masks are required at all times within the Psychiatry waiting room and during appointments.
  • Explore the Facilities and Hours webpage for availability.
  • Appointments will initially be hosted remotely by phone or Zoom. In-person appointments must be scheduled in advance.
  • Same day appointments are not available at this time.
  • Explore the complete list of cleaning procedures and healthy habits.
  • Learn more about services and resources on the Psychiatry webpage.

Health Promotion

The Be Wise Peer Educators want you to have a happy and safe 21st birthday.

From a prize pack to educational goal setting, learn more about the 21st Birthday Project today!

Focusing on reducing stress, increasing relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and more, we welcome you to join us virtually and create your own MindSpa wherever you are!  From videos to a variety of resources, visit this space frequently for updates throughout the semester. 

The Virtual MindSpa is available on the Wellness Portal.  If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for additional information and instruction.

The  Health Hub will be hosted virtually on @BeWellSU.

Cleaning Procedures and Healthy Habits

  • Modified instructions have been implemented for accessing appointments, services and reserving resources. Please explore this webpage to learn more.
  • Services and resources are available in-person, remote and/or virtually.
  • For COVID-19 Testing by appointment, please enter through the Flanagan main doors facing Sims Drive. Please do not access from or enter the Barnes Center at The Arch.
  • Learn more about masking and the COVID Alert Framework.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
  • Surfaces will be frequently disinfected.
  • Plexiglass installation at reception and service windows.
  • Offices and exam rooms will be disinfected after each in-person appointment.
  • Patrons are required to wipe down recreation equipment before and after use.
  • As one of the newest facilities on campus the Barnes Center at The Arch exceeds air filtration requirements.