This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff and by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs.
The University continues to work diligently to institute measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to ensure the safety of the campus community. To meet this goal, we have launched a randomized testing program. Participation is voluntary but strongly encouraged. With your help, we can work together to stop the spread of the virus. Your assistance and cooperation with this new program are greatly appreciated.
Participants are selected based on a weekly review of on-campus activity, such as card swipes, Wi-Fi access, and events. Testing invitations are then randomized into 3 main groups: students in university residence halls, students living off-campus, and faculty and staff. Participants who are randomly selected will be invited by email on Monday morning to take part in the testing program that week. The invitation contains a link to the testing registration portal. Participants should login to make an appointment at their convenience within the next 7 days.
Testing for the randomized program is conducted at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. If you are an individual with a disability needing assistance, students may contact the Office of Accessibility Services and employees may contact Amber Wagner in HR. There is no cost to the participant for the test. Participants will receive an email to view their individual results in the secure test portal. Results of the randomized program will be reported to university administration in aggregate form after epidemiological review.
Voluntary testing will continue to be offered at the Tucker Civic Center via appointments, walk-ups, and pop-up testing across campus. Clinical appointments for symptomatic students are available at University Health Services.