If you have any questions, email CovidTestingNCC@ncc.edu.
Pursuant to SUNY’s Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Program, Nassau Community College (NCC) will continue its Surveillance Testing for the Spring 2021 semester. As a reminder, the testing requirement is to help ensure health and safety and the College will continue to partner with Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) to identify, trace, and contain the virus as quickly as possible. There is no cost to students or employees for the pooled testing.
Prior to testing, individuals will be required to create a COVID-19 Surveillance Account and complete their profile. This is a one-time process. Students or employees who have created a profile in the Fall do not need to create a new account.
Testing is done using saliva rather than by swabs that are inserted in a person’s
nose. Students will administer the tests themselves, swabbing their mouths for 10
or 15 seconds each, and provide the saliva samples to College personnel or volunteers.
Pooled samples are then combined into one large sample and mailed to SUNY Upstate
Medical University for testing. If the pool comes back with a COVID-19 positive result,
each person in the pool will be contacted via email and instructed to isolate until
the individual reflex tests are conducted on each pool participant’s saliva sample.
All participants will be notified when the results of the individual reflect tests
are available. If your reflex test is negative, you will be instructed that you may
end your isolation and return to campus. If your reflex test is positive, you will
be notified and you must continue to isolate for a duration of 10 days from the date
of your test if you remain asymptomatic.
The following students are exempt from the COVID-19 testing:
Instructions Upon Arrival to Life Science Building
If you miss your week of testing, please inform CovidTestingNCC@ncc.edu
Testing will be conducted in the Life Sciences building, Rooms 122 & 123 for students and Room 106 for Faculty and Staff.
All required students MUST receive a COVID-19 test every two (2) weeks beginning February 8, after their pre-testing period, while NCCFT Employees MUST receive a COVID-19 test every two (2) weeks beginning January 19. This bi-monthly testing will continue throughout the semester.
|Students whose LAST NAME begins with the letter A-L test one time in EACH of the following weeks:|
|February 8||April 5|
|February 22||April 19|
|March 8||May 3|
|Students whose LAST NAME begins with the letter M-Z test one time in EACH of the following weeks:|
|February 15||April 12|
|March 1||April 26|
|March 15||May 10|
|Employees whose LAST NAME begins with the letter A-L test one time in EACH of the following weeks:|
|January 19||March 29|
|February 1||April 12|
|February 15||April 26|
|March 1st||May 10|
|Employees whose LAST NAME begins with the letter M-Z test one time in EACH of the following weeks:|
|January 25||April 5|
|February 8||April 19|
|February 22||May 3|
|March 8||May 17|
Testing will take place Monday-Friday at the following times:
|Please note times are subject to change.|
|Day & Date||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|Time||11am - 6pm||11am - 6pm||11am - 6pm||11am - 5pm||2pm - 6pm|
Below are a few links to informational videos that outline some of the above-mentioned roles as well as an instructional video on the proper swabbing technique for testing. You can also find additional information on surveillance testing and FAQs on SUNY Upstate’s website.