Updated: January 21, 2021 at 12:59PM
Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Doctoral, & Graduate Students
As announced in a Jan. 21 letter to faculty, staff, post-docs, PhD, and graduate students who will be on campus for two or more days each week during the spring semester are strongly encouraged to participate in surveillance testing once every two weeks.
- If you are working remotely, you should not participate in surveillance testing.
- To offer flexibility and convenience, you will schedule a testing appointment. You may begin scheduling your appointment on Monday, Jan. 25, beginning at 8 a.m.
- There will be a limited number of testing appointments available per day. Do not show up outside of your scheduled time—you will be turned away.
- Faculty and staff surveillance testing hours at the University Testing Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3, are as follows:
- Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- If a conflict arises with your appointment, you can reschedule it here.
- Do not participate in surveillance testing if:
- You have tested positive in the last 90 days (if testing off campus, students must upload test results to the UHS patient portal)
- You are already being tested because you have a red pass on your Daily Health Check
- You are in quarantine or isolation
- Saliva testing will be the primary surveillance testing method but Testing Center personnel will supplement with nasal swab testing as needed.
- To ensure the accuracy of the saliva test, you should avoid eating or drinking anything (including water), brushing teeth, using mouthwash, chewing gum, and using tobacco products for at least 60 minutes prior to arriving at the testing center.
Supplemental Surveillance Testing
In an effort to identify the onset of possible clusters or hot spots, you may also be asked to take a supplemental surveillance test within days of your regularly-scheduled surveillance test. No one will be called for a supplemental test on the same day as their scheduled surveillance appointment. It is extremely important for the safety of our campus community that you participate in testing whenever notified.