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COVID-19 Guidance for Employees

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11/03/2020 Update: Travel Advisory Procedures for New York State

For your awareness, effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine will go into effect. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. Please be aware of and comply with the following requirements:

All travelers entering New York from a state which is not a contiguous state (contiguous states to New York are Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey) must quarantine for a period of 14 days consistent with the Department of Health regulations for quarantine unless: 

  • Travelers who travel outside of New York for less than 24 hours need not test prior to departure from the state and do not need to quarantine upon arrival. 
  • Such travelers must continue to fill out the traveler form upon return to New York and must take a diagnostic test on the fourth day after arrival in New York.

The guidelines require any traveler who has traveled outside of New York for more than 24 hours to get tested within 72 hours before departure from that state, before entering New York. 

  • Upon arrival, the traveler must quarantine for a minimum of three days, measured from the time of arrival, and on day 4 may seek a diagnostic test to exit quarantine. The traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result. 

Local health departments will validate tests, if necessary, and if a test comes back positive, will issue isolation orders and initiate contact tracing. The local health department must make contact with the state the traveler came from, to ensure contact tracing proceeds there as well. All travelers must continue to fill out our traveler form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State’s robust contact tracing program.

The Commissioner may issue additional protocols for essential workers, or for other extraordinary circumstances, when a quarantine is not possible, provided such measures continue to safeguard the public health. 

The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.

Specific details can be found on the NYS Department of Health website.

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Employee Testing

Employees can use the search engine below to locate a COVID-19 testing site near their home by entering their address at In addition, the following locations in Livingston and Monroe counties have testing sites. Please call the testing site or your healthcare provider before you go for testing. Testing Locations:

  • Livingston County - UR/Noyes - Geneseo, Dansville.  DOH Mt. Morris.
  • Monroe County - Urgent Cares - Immediate Care, UR Medicine Urgent Care,Henrietta. UR Urgent Care, Pittsford, Wellnow Urgent Care Fairport,  NYSDOH Monroe Community College. Trillium, Highland Hospital, Strong ED, Some pharmacies - Rite Aid on Goodman. 

If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is never any charge for your test. If you go to a test site operated by local governments, private companies including pharmacies and medical practices, or not-for-profit organizations, you are advised to check with the testing site and your insurer in advance of being tested to confirm you will not be responsible for any fees associated with your test.

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Face Masks

Please call Environmental Health & Safety if you need a face-covering provided to you. Should you have questions or need more direction provided to you, please contact the Environmental Health & Safety at 585-245-5512

Reasonable Accommodations

Employees whose health condition falls within one of the CDC high-risk categories or is pregnant may seek a temporary COVID-19 workplace adjustment using the SUNY Genseo Reasonable Accommodation request process located in the Office of Diversity and Equity webpage

Visitors Screening Questionnaire

(Visitor Coordinators are responsible for providing their visitor(s) with the Visitor COVID Screening Questionnaire for completion and signature. The Visitor Coordinator must forward the completed form to Human Resources & Payroll Services on the day of the visit. 

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