ESF is committed to the health and safety of all members of our community. Please review this page for the most current updates and plans in place for the College, which are subject to change due to new information, guidance, and/or direction received from the State of New York and the Governor’s Office.
Subject: Public Health Updates—Test Kits Available
Dear ESF Community,
The CDC recently categorized Onondaga County as a "high" risk area due to a rise in positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and hospital capacity. There also had been an increase in cases at ESF—which fortunately have been mild—and it appears we may have peaked, as cases are now declining at both the ESF Syracuse and Ranger School campuses.
While ESF is not mandating masks, we encourage you to use your judgement about masking. As a reminder from our Aug. 12 message, individual offices and course instructors may request anyone in areas under their control to wear a mask.
If you need a mask, they are available in single quantities at the Moon Library Circulation Desk and the Help Desk in 317 Baker Lab. Requests for bulk quantities of surgical and KN95 masks can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, ESF has free COVID-19 antigen at-home test kits available for students and employees who are currently experiencing symptoms or have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person. Tests can be requested here. Centennial Hall residents can request a test kit here.
If you test positive or are experiencing symptoms, please fill out a self-reporting form so we can accurately monitor cases:
SUNY ESF COVID-19 Response Team