Members of the Puget Sound community may be required to participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing throughout the summer.
Students, faculty members, and staff members are required to complete a daily online COVID-19 health self-screening before coming to campus, or for those living on campus, before leaving their campus residence. Those who identify as having symptoms of COVID-19 will not be cleared to be on campus (or if already on campus, to engage in campus activities), and will be referred for medical evaluation.
Faculty and staff members working on campus should participate in asymptomatic testing if needed according to the criteria below:
Testing required (view COVID-19 testing instructions):
No testing required:
We anticipate revising the testing requirements for those who are fully vaccinated and will communicate with campus members soon about revisions to the above testing requirements.
Student testing and faculty/staff test kit pickup and drop-off will take place in the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services (CHWS) office, on the second floor of Wheelock Student Center, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday. Faculty/staff members may return completed samples any time via the drop box located outside the CHWS office entrance.
Collected samples will be shipped to the Mirimus lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and should arrive by 10 a.m. the following morning. Your results should be posted within 24–48 hours after samples arrive at the lab. Samples collected or dropped off on other days will be shipped to the lab on the next shipping day.
If your result is "Detected," you may be part of a pool in which someone has tested positive for COVID-19. If that's the case, you will be contacted by text and email, and you must stay home and limit your contact with others (social distance, wear a mask, etc.) until you receive further test results.
You should remain in your room, wear a mask while awake, and avoid spending time with others. You may visit campus dining locations wearing a mask to pick up grab-and-go items to eat in your room. You will receive more information about your results within 24 hours of receiving the "Detected" result.
In addition to staying home (working remotely, if possible) and limiting your contact with others, please notify your supervisor, so coverage may be arranged as your pool is further processed. You will receive more information about your results within 24 hours of receiving the "Detected" result.
If 72 hours has passed since your pool should have arrived at the lab, and your results still show as “Processing,” that does not necessarily mean that you are part of a pool in which someone has tested positive for COVID-19. Please contact CHWS at email@example.com to resolve the issue.