January 25, 2021 - Ongoing Random Sampling Surveillance Testing Begins
Throughout the spring, Whitman will conduct weekly COVID-19 testing of a sample of our community (residential students, off campus students, staff and faculty who are approved to access campus) to identify asymptomatic cases and possible transmission.
This surveillance testing is an essential part of our campus health and safety plan. Anyone who fails to take a COVID-19 test when assigned will have their access to campus revoked.
Just like with our initial baseline testing process, anyone selected in the weekly random sampling will receive an email from Meenta instructing them to “Claim Your Test.” They should then log in to their Meenta dashboard and complete the three forms in the checklist before coming for the test.
Surveillance testing will take place at Cordiner Hall weekly on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. It is not necessary to schedule a specific time to come. Please make sure to bring your photo ID. This is a PCR test that will be the same self-administered process as during our baseline testing protocol.
Approximately 36-48 hours following the test, participants will also receive an email from Meenta notifying them that their test results are available. Anyone receiving a positive test result should use the Self Report button in the Everbridge app to notify campus staff who will follow up with information on isolation, contact tracing and health resources.
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