Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

President shares departure testing requirements

President shares departure testing requirements

04/29/2021 

Dear students,

Thank you again for your extraordinary work this spring. It’s hard to believe, but soon the semester will end and many of you will leave Cortland to travel to your home communities.

I wanted to share details about departure requirements for the Spring 2021 semester, including mandatory COVID-19 testing to help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

All students who have been using SUNY Cortland facilities this semester — both campus residents and off-campus students in Cortland — must provide a negative COVID-19 test for departure. Detailed instructions are available online.

Please note: 

  • All students are required to report for weekly pool testing through the end of the semester.

  • Students who are using a campus pool testing result to confirm their departure are required to leave within five days of their testing date, or they will need to schedule a new appointment. This result must be “presumed negative” before departing.

  • All students have the option to test off campus and submit a negative test result through myRedDragon within 48 hours of their departure.

  • Campus residents: In addition to testing for COVID-19, all campus residents must follow the Residence Life and Housing checkout process for identifying a move-out time.

  • Off-campus residents: In addition to testing for COVID-19, off-campus students must complete and submit the off-campus departure planning notification.

  • Students who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days are exempt from departure testing. Campus residents must still follow the Residence Life and Housing checkout process for identifying a move-out time.

If you have questions about testing requirements for departure, please email covidscreening@cortland.edu. Campus residents can contact the staff in their residence hall with questions about move-out.

Regardless of your plans for the summer, whether they involve work, continuing your studies or something else, please remember to follow these important steps to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. 

All the best, 

Erik J. Bitterbaum 

President 


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