COVID Steps

Surveillance Testing to Resume January 11

12/29/2020
Surveillance Testing to Resume January 11
 
Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, surveillance testing will resume with a goal of testing 10 percent of the campus population each week for COVID-19.
 
FamilyCare Health Center will again be conducting the tests in their clinic, located in the Wilson University Union from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays for the duration of the spring semester. Call (304) 766-3323 to make an appointment.
  
To volunteer to be tested, it only takes a few minutes using a saliva test.
 
The more people who are tested, the better opportunity there is to stop outbreaks of COVID-19 on our campus and to keep our campus community safe.
 
Here is some additional information about the process:
  • The goal is to test approximately 200 individuals each week.
  • The testing will be done via a saliva collection test.
  • The tests will be processed with an expected turnaround for results within 24-48 hours.
  • All testing will be free of charge to those selected.
  • If you are selected for testing, please bring your WVSU ID with you to the testing location.
  • Bring your smart phone, if you have one. It will be used to register the sample. If you do not have a smart phone, a computer will be made available to register.
  • If you are selected for testing, you cannot eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or vape for 30 minutes before the testing.
  • Testing information will be kept confidential.
  • You may be selected for testing more than once during the surveillance period.
  • Summary testing data, including the number of tests done and the number of positives, will be posted on the university’s coronavirus dashboard, which is updated each Friday.
  • Employees will be provided release time to be tested during work hours and are not required to use meal or break periods.
  • Everyone will need to wear a face covering and remain physically distanced from others during the testing.
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