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Getting a Test Before Returning

Students who have not received the coronavirus vaccine or tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous three months will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to their return to campus.

What Testing Dates Apply to Me?

Negative Test

Your negative pre-arrival test must be taken on or after this date to return to campus on . To schedule a test, call your primary care provider, county health department, or find a testing site near you.

Positive Test

If you've previously tested positive for COVID, your positive test must be dated on or after this date to return to campus on without a negative pre-arrival test.

To schedule a coronavirus test from home, contact your healthcare provider for assistance. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call your county’s Public Health Department or log onto New York State’s COVID-19 Testing page and enter your ZIP code to find a nearby coronavirus testing site.  

Commuter students are also required to show evidence of a negative COVID test (or approved alternative) taken within three days of the first day they plan to be on campus.

If you're experiencing difficulty finding access to a test, please contact the College's Health and Counseling Center at [email protected] or (315) 279-5368.

If You Need to Be Tested After Returning

  • Based on your symptoms and/or recent contact with COVID-positive individuals, health officials will assist you in scheduling a coronavirus test. Test results can take anywhere from one to four days to complete.
  • Any student desiring a COVID test for any reason can schedule a test by contacting the Health & Counseling Center at (315) 279-5368.
  • If you are tested on campus, you will need to quarantine in Davis Hall until your test results are returned. 
  • Your testing site will contact you with your test results. If you test positive, tell your RA Immediately and email [email protected].

After returning to campus, you can also seek medical assistance through one of the following resources:

Keuka College Health and Counseling Center
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
[email protected]
315-279-5368


Finger Lakes Community Health
Offers drive-through testing each Thursday at its Penn Yan health center. See information here.
14 Maiden Lane
Penn Yan, NY
(315) 531-9102


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Emergency Room
418 North Main Street
Penn Yan, NY
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
315-531-2000


Finger Lakes Health Urgent Care
789 Pre-Emption Road
Geneva, NY
Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 7 days a week
315-781-2000


Wellnow Urgent Care
1 White Springs Road
Geneva, NY
Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 7 days a week
315-230-4074

What Is The Process for Surveillance Testing? 

In accordance with CDC guidance, all members of the campus community (students and employees) will be required to participate in random COVID-19 surveillance testing. A random selection of individuals will be chosen for surveillance testing on a weekly basis. Additional surge testing may be employed throughout the semester. Selected individuals will receive an email from the Health and Counseling Center indicating a number of available testing windows. Please arrive at the Health and Counseling Center in the Keuka Commons building with your photo identification. Participation is mandatory.

Testing results will be available immediately or within 1-2 days, depending on the type of test administered. Individuals may continue normal activities (with strict adherence to mask-wearing and social distancing) unless they are contacted by the Health and Counseling Center to begin a quarantine process.

Should the diagnostic test be positive, the Keuka College Contact Tracing team will be notified to begin case management and contact tracing. The Yates County Department of Health will also be notified. Positive individuals must follow NY state mandatory isolation guidelines.