Pooled Surveillance Testing
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Herkimer College is conducting pooled surveillance testing in collaboration with SUNY Upstate Medical Center. The test is quick and easy – you simply swab the inside of your mouth and provide the saliva sample to staff to be sent to SUNY Upstate Medical Center for testing.
You must register for the testing at www.suny-covid-test.com prior to arriving for testing. When registering you must provide health insurance information. Please know that Herkimer College is providing this testing without charge to all students. While you will never be charged for this testing, the health insurance information is a requirement. Please contact the Dean of Students Office if you or your parents/guardians do not have health insurance.
- You must bring your Herkimer Student ID card every time you test.
- Please do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash 3 hours prior to testing.
- Do not eat, drink, smoke or vape 30 minutes prior to testing. This includes mints, throat lozenges and water.
If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you must contact the Dean of Students Office to discuss how your testing may differ.
If your employer requires COVID testing, you may be excused from testing if you bring proof of the negative results of that test. Please note: If your employer does not conduct testing on a weekly basis, you must participate in the College’s surveillance testing during the weeks you are not tested at work.