SUNY considering random COVID-19 testing for students

Updated: July 31, 2020 05:56 PM
Created: July 31, 2020 02:16 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y (WHEC) — SUNY schools are considering random coronavirus testing when students return to campus next month to begin the fall semester.

SUNY’s Chief Operating Officer Robert Megna said this week in a public hearing with state lawmakers that random testing is a possibility.


However, SUNY officials have not released details on who would administer those tests, whether they would be done on or off-campus, and how quickly people would get results.

SUNY officials say they have between 6,000 and 7,000 students coming from states considered hotspots. Students from hotspot states can expect to be quarantined when they arrive at campus. 

Click here for a list of reopening plans for SUNY schools and other colleges and universities in the Rochester area. 

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