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COVID-19 Testing: Exemption for Asymptomatic Testing

Posted by on Monday, December 14, 2020 in .

PREVIOUSLY POSITIVE

If you have previously been COVID-19 positive, per CDC guidelines, you should not partake in COVID-19 testing for 90 days following the date of your test. Please complete the testing exemption form and upload relevant documentation, which will go to the medical professionals in the Public Health Command Center for review.

Acceptable documentation to upload would be confirmation of a COVID-19 test in the last 90 days that includes your name, test date, and medical facility that provided the test. Antibody tests are not accepted. Those who tested positive through arrival and on-campus asymptomatic testing or symptomatic testing at Student Health do not need to complete the form as they are already in the university’s system.

TRAVEL AND OTHER EXEMPTIONS

Students are required to stay in the Nashville/Davidson County area and not travel away from campus for weekend trips or otherwise through the end of the semester. If an undergraduate student wishes to leave the Nashville/Davidson County area during the semester because of extenuating circumstances (e.g., to receive medical treatment or to attend a family wedding or funeral), the student must complete the travel request form below at least 72 hours prior to the proposed travel. Requests will be reviewed and the student will be notified as to whether the travel will be permitted. If approved, the testing team will be made aware of the dates for which the student will be exempted from weekly testing.

Upon return from approved travel, students must shelter in place and not attend in-person classes or other on-campus activities until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result from their next scheduled test in the weekly asymptomatic testing program. Additional information regarding travel can be found in the Travel section of the Return to Campus website.

NOTE: The travel request form should also be used if you are arriving to campus late for the start of the spring semester.

If you need to seek a medical exemption for testing, contact Student Access Services.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE / MOVE HOME

If a student takes a leave of absence or decides to move home early during the semester, they should contact registrar@vanderbilt.edu. URO will remove the student from their testing block at the same time the office adds their leave status to the system.

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