Spring Semester COVID-19 Testing

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As was the case in the fall, all faculty and staff who come to campus regularly must participate in the College’s testing program. Faculty and staff who are not currently testing weekly must receive a negative on-campus test no more than 7 days before returning to work on campus. Below are the test day options depending on which of the upcoming weeks will be your first week back on campus. 

  • If you are returning to work on campus the week of Jan. 25 then you should test this week. The test center is open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri from 8:30a.m.-Noon and 1-4:00p.m.
  • If you are returning to work on campus the week of Feb. 1 then you should test the week of Jan. 25. The test center is open Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri from 8:30a.m.-Noon and 1-4:00p.m.

  • If you are returning to work on campus the week of Feb. 8 then you should test on Feb. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd from 8:30a.m.-Noon and 1-4:15p.m. Note that the week of Feb 1 the only employees who will be testing on the 4th and 5th for their second test of the week are in Facilities, Dining Services, Campus Safety, and the Early Childhood Center.

If you have not participated in testing on campus prior to this semester, please sign the attached consent to be tested form and bring it with you to the Test Center. 

Faculty who will be regularly coming to campus during the spring semester must complete this form so the College has an accurate record of faculty participating in testing for the spring.  We ask department chairs to please make sure adjunct faculty know to complete this form as well.  Whether you were testing on campus this past fall or are new to the testing program, please complete the form by January 25th.  Staff who will be working on campus some or all the time are enrolled in the testing program and do not need to take any further action.

As a reminder, employees working on campus 1-2 days a week must test on campus once every week.  Employees working on campus three or more days a week must test on campus twice each week (either Monday and Thursdays or Tuesday and Fridays).  We will continue to use Coverified to report symptoms, schedule testing and receive test results.  

Anyone who has tested positive is exempt from testing for 90 days from the date of the test result.  After 90 days, you need to resume weekly testing on campus if you are coming to campus regularly. If you are coming to campus, please remember that if you test positive for COVID-19 apart from the College’s testing center you need to notify Steve Langois, Director of Environmental Health and Safety. 

Based on current guidance from the Department of Public Health, individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccination need to continue to test on campus.  This guidance may change and we will let you know if there is a change in expectations. Even if you are vaccinated, you must continue to follow the Camel’s Care Pledge while you are on campus.  This includes wearing a mask and socially-distancing.  

Starting February 1st, the traffic pattern at the Test Center will be different to create more room for individuals walking to the Test Center.  If you drive to the Test Center, please only park in designated parking spaces and do not park along the road. If you park in the lot behind the Athletic Center, please exit via the gate beside Silfen Field that takes you out onto Oneco Avenue.  

Sarah Cardwell
Senior Associate Dean of Student Life/Test Center Coordinator