The dashboard below provides data on SUNY Geneseo's campus-administered COVID-19 tests, positive results, active cases, and related information. For details on all SUNY campuses visit the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker.
This page was last updated on Sept. 18 with data current as of Sept. 17 at 4:00pm
Case information is for lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Geneseo students who are in the Geneseo community and employees who've been on campus during their potentially contagious period.
*Includes PCR testing and point of care testing (definitions below). Before returning to campus, all SUNY Geneseo students were required to get tested and submit proof of a negative result. The total above does not include those tests.
To comply with federal health privacy regulations, no identifying information will be shared about a person who tests positive for COVID-19. Due to the small size of the Geneseo community and the risk that details about a person’s role could identify a person, the College is releasing only the count of cases. Any individuals who have had a risk of exposure by meeting the criteria for close contact (explained in FAQ at bottom) will be contacted directly through contact tracing by the Livingston County Department of Health.
- QUARANTINE keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others.
- ISOLATION keeps someone who is tested positive for COVID-19 (with or without symptoms) away from others, even in their own home.
- PCR TESTING is a type of testing that detects genetic material of the virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
- POINT OF CARE TESTING is medical diagnostic testing at or near the point of care—that is, at the time and place of patient care.
- POOLED TESTING combines samples from multiple people and screens for the presence of COVID-19.
How frequently will this page be updated?
This page will be updated once each day by noon, including weekends.
What happens when someone who’s been on campus tests positive?
Any individual who has tested positive must isolate.
Anyone believed to be at risk for exposure—based on the definition of close contact—will be notified, asked to self-quarantine, and guided on next steps.
Close contact is defined as meeting all four of the criteria below:
- Either you or the other person was not wearing a mask
- In contact for 15 minutes or more
- Within 6 feet
- Exposure occurred within the time when COVID-19 is contagious, which is: from two days before symptoms began until 10 days have passed and the person is symptom-free for 24 hours, or, if the person had no symptoms, from two days before the positive test until 10 days after the test
What should I do if I'm a Geneseo employee or student and I test positive?
Students should visit COVID-19 Test Results.
Employees should visit Employee Testing & Evaluation Protocols.
I’m worried I have COVID-19. How do I know for sure?
Were you in close contact (see above) with someone who recently tested positive? If you have a risk of exposure, you will be notified through contact tracing. People who were in close contact with someone with lab-confirmed COVID-19 will be notified by either SUNY Geneseo or the Livingston County Department of Health.
Are you having any symptoms? COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever (100.4F/38C or higher)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Unexplained fatigue
- Unexplained body aches
- Loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Sinus congestion or stuffy or runny nose (not allergies)
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Unexplained rash
If you answer yes to either of these, contact Student Health and Counseling at 585-245-5736 if you’re a student or Human Resources’ Employee Testing & Evaluation Protocols for COVID-19 if you’re an employee.
How many cases of COVID-19 would result in a decision to suspend face-to-face learning?
Geneseo’s decision to restrict or suspend campus operations would be made by considering a combination of community and campus criteria, including:
- If the number of active cases exceeds 100
- Action by the governor or public health officials
- An increase in number of COVID-19-related cases in the broader community or on campus
- Number and trends of COVID-19-related local hospital admissions and available hospital beds
- Student quarantine and isolation space availability
- Testing capacity on and off campus
What can I do to protect my health and avoid COVID-19?