February 18, 2021 - 2:23pm

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Administration,

I am pleased to announce the implementation of a new “COVID-19 Testing Verification” app that will allow SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff the ability to verify they have completed the required weekly testing.  The app is intended to verify individuals are current with their testing and, as a result, may access campus facilities and services.

Thanks to the fine work of our team in CTS, students and employees can now visit oswego.edu/covid-test-verification to verify their test status using a simple, straightforward process.  After logging in with your Oswego username and password, you will receive a YES or NO badge on your smartphone.
  • You will get a YES if you have tested within the last week (M-F) or in the current week, or you have a medical exemption (e.g., have had COVID within the last 90 days)
  • You will get a NO if you have not tested in the last week and are not medically exempt from testing.  Students in Quarantine and Isolation will also receive a NO.
  • Note:  Students who have been issued a non-compliance warning, will receive a NO.  Travel exemptions or academic exemptions will also receive a NO, as they will not be eligible to be on campus.
This new YES/NO verification tool – that we encourage you to bookmark on your phone – replaces the need to show a GREEN dot prior to the start of face-to-face classes, or to gain access to campus facilities, including the dining halls and Penfield Library.  Beginning on Monday, Feb. 22, you will be asked to show your YES badge to show that you have tested or are medically exempt.

Please remember that failure to comply with Oswego’s weekly testing requirement will result in restricted access to the campus network, including Zoom and Blackboard.

Daily Health Screening is Still Required

It is important to stress that in addition to weekly testing, all students and employees coming to campus for any reason throughout the spring 2021 semester are still REQUIRED to complete a daily health screen (the "Symptom Tracker" for students, and the employee screening app on the Oswego Forward website for faculty and staff).  Please answer your symptom tracker honestly each day as this is a tool used by Health Services to help manage the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

We hope you find the new “COVID-19 Testing Verification” app helpful, and it removes some of the confusion associated with the Green dot/Red dot system that is directly connected to the daily health screening.  We heard you; we are listening and working every day to deliver a safe, healthy and productive semester for all Lakers!  #TogetherOz


Deborah F. Stanley