Current Masking Guidelines for Syracuse University and SPAWN:

For Unvaccinated Community Members: Masks are REQUIRED for all unvaccinated students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus indoors at all times, and outdoors when in the presence of others.

For Vaccinated Community Members: Masks are RECOMMENDED for vaccinated students, faculty, staff and visitors while indoors in the presence of others, and outdoors in large group settings.

For ALL Community Members: Currently, per the New York State Department of Health, all individuals are REQUIRED to wear masks on public transit (including Syracuse University shuttles) and when visiting any health care facility (including Barnes Center Health Care).

Current code level: YELLOW

For more information on Syracuse University covid-19 levels click here.


Free diagnostic testing (PCR lab tests, rapid NAAT tests, and rapid antigen tests) is available at Walgreens pharmacy. The closest branch to the SU campus is on 522 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204. Onondaga County PCR testing is available by appointment. The closest testing site is Heritage Lincoln, 800 West Genesee Street, Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:00pm. Appointment required, register here.