Updated: August 28, 2020 at 4:24PM
- A number of modifications remain in effect during the phased return to campus activity.
The University's plan is subject to change. Check this website often for the latest information.
Test & Testing Information
The University's testing protocol is part of a comprehensive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus. It links directly with another part of that strategy, the Daily Health Check, in which members of the campus community register their symptoms and are given instructions for obtaining a test, if necessary.
The turnaround time on PCR tests, the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and done at the University Testing Center over the first few weeks of operation, has been 1-2 days. This is expected to continue going forward. LabCorp, whose local facility is processing our tests, has assured the University that it has the capacity required to meet demand.
Some health facilities have chosen a different test and are using a different company, which may have a longer return time on tests than the University Testing Center.
Processing tests from Notre Dame is not hindering the timely processing of tests for the larger St. Joseph County community.
The University has a deep inventory of both rapid antigen and PCR test kits and has not ever run out of tests. Decisions around who and when to test are driven by our medical team. The University has not and would not deny a medically recommended test because of cost.
The University is working collaboratively with the St. Joseph County Health Department on contact tracing to help keep the University community safe.
We want to make it as easy as possible for students, faculty, and staff getting tested elsewhere to be able to share their test results with us. We hope the following solution makes this easier:
- Faculty & Staff: Take a photo of your test result and email it to the Notre Dame Wellness Center at email@example.com.
- Students (both undergraduate and graduate): Upload a photo of your test results through your student portal in UHS.