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Staff return to campus testing

Posted by on Friday, December 31, 2021 in .

Return to Campus Testing

Beginning in January, we will implement a program to test staff groups who are working on campus on a rotating basis as outlined below.

  • Testing will be provided through Vanderbilt’s Testing Center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center. Hours are available on the Health and Safety Protocols website
  • You will be notified by your administrative leadership when it is time for your team to test. Please do not report to the testing center until you are notified unless you are required to test under the protocols outlined below.
  • Staff should continue to work (and follow all health and safety protocols) until receiving their test result. If negative, you should continue to work as normal. If positive, the Command Center will be automatically notified and will contact you about the isolation period and contact tracing.
  • As a reminder, if you test positive through an external testing program or believe you are a close contact to someone who tested positive, please complete the webform to inform the Command Center.

On-going testing programs for on-campus staff 

SUBMIT VACCINE AND BOOSTER RECORD 

  • You should submit vaccine or booster record to vu.edu/submit-vaccine to be added to the appropriate testing program.  
  • If you are awaiting a booster, you will be required to participate in campus testing. If you upload proof of a booster moving forward, the Command Center will evaluate if or when you can be exempted from the asymptomatic testing program. 

ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING  FOR ON-CAMPUS STAFF 

  • Individuals who have not provided any vaccination documentation will be required to test twice a week. These individuals will not separately be included in the sentinel testing program. 
  • Individuals who have provided documentation of completed vaccination but not of a booster will be required to test once a week. These individuals will not separately be included in the sentinel testing program. 
  • Individuals who have provided documentation of completed vaccination and a booster will be exempt from asymptomatic testing. These individuals will be included in the sentinel testing program. 

SENTINEL TESTING FOR ON-CAMPUS STAFF 

A sentinel, or random sampling, testing program at the Testing Center to test groups of asymptomatic on-campus staff, faculty, and students who are on campus on a rotating basis will launch Jan. 18, regardless of their vaccination and booster status. 

  • You will be notified by your administrative leadership when it is time to test. Please do not report to the testing center until you are notified unless you are required to test under the protocols outlined below. 
  • You should continue to work (and follow all health and safety protocols) until receiving your test result. If negative, you should continue to work as normal. If positive, the Command Center will be automatically notified and will contact you about the isolation period and contact tracing. 
  • As a reminder, if you test positive through an external testing program or are a close contact to someone who tested positive, you need to complete this webform to inform the Command Center.  

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