January 29: Surveillance Testing Program Information

TO: SJU Community (Faculty, students, staff and parents)
FROM: Saint Joseph’s University
RE: Surveillance Testing Program Information
DATE: January 29, 2021 at 4:45 P.M. 

What You Need To Know:

  • The University will continue to conduct a surveillance testing program to monitor asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on campus.
  • Participation is required when selected.
  • Some individuals will be exempt from testing, but must fill out the form indicating the reason each time they are selected for surveillance testing.

The University’s surveillance testing program is designed to detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on campus. Each week, a sample will be identified for testing. Initially, this will only be among undergraduate students but if needed, this will expand to include graduate students, employees and affiliates. Community members selected for mandatory surveillance testing will receive an automated email and reminder.
 
Exemptions
If any of the following circumstances apply to you, you should not be tested. You may be selected to test more than once, but you must fill out the COVID-19 Testing Exemption Form to indicate the reason for your exemption each time you receive a selection email.

  • You are working or learning completely online and have no plans to visit campus for the duration of the semester.
  • You have received a positive test result in the previous 90 days.
  • You are in isolation.
  • You are in quarantine.

Schedule
Monday and Tuesdays
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Location
Barry Hall Patio
Adjacent to Hagan Arena Ramsay Center’s Hall of Fame Room
Testing will be outdoors, so dress accordingly.
 
Follow-Up
Community standards will follow up with students who are out of compliance with testing programs and disciplinary action could result. Further non-compliance will result in suspended access to student services in The Nest. This could affect registration, access to financial aid information and other important information.
 
The testing is easy, quick and painless using the mid-nasal swab through Color, so remember to bring your log-in and password. The surveillance testing program is just one of the ways that you can show your commitment to the ICARE pledge, your fellow Hawks and our entire community. Please help keep Hawk Hill as safe as we can this semester.

If you have questions about the surveillance testing program, contact COVID19Testing@sju.edu.