February 5, 2021
As part of our ongoing effort to maintain a healthy and safe campus this spring semester, MHU will begin weekly random COVID-19 testing of students, staff, and faculty. Testing will include representative populations of residential, commuter and in-person AGS students. Surveillance testing, which will involve at least 12.5% of the campus community each week, will begin Wednesday, February 10, and continue each Wednesday through April 28.
If you are selected for the following week’s test, you will receive an email on Friday, and a follow-up email on Monday of the testing week. You’ll need to reply to the email to confirm that you received it. If you have a conflict with the date for which you’re scheduled, please notify Jeremy Bramlett at email@example.com or 828-206-1456 by noon on the Tuesday before your scheduled test. Testing will happen between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the Cappiello Athletic Training Facility in Ammons Field House. AGS students who are unable to be on campus during the morning testing will need to schedule an alternate time. Non-residential students who are taking all classes remotely and employees who have fully remote schedules will not be required to participate.
On the Wednesday of your test, you’ll report to the field house to have a Rapid Antigen Test administered by a member of the MHU athletic training staff. It takes about 15 minutes to get your result. If you test negative, you’ll be released to return to your regular schedule (you’ll still need to report your daily symptom-check in SWOL, and you might be selected again for testing later in the semester). Students who test positive, will be designated for isolation at home or on campus, following MHU and CDC guidelines. Employees who test positive will be asked to adjust to a remote work schedule during the isolation period.
If you are not selected but would like to be tested, walk-ins can be accommodated during Wednesday surveillance testing, or, if you are experiencing symptoms you may contact Health Services about arranging a test.