COVID Response Unit: Winter Break Surveillance Testing Update

Author: John Slott

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Dear President’s Leadership Council and Deans,

We write today with a followup to last week’s email regarding Winter Break surveillance testing. Most importantly, thank you for sharing the message with your division. We are grateful that more than 2,000 members of our community took part in surveillance testing this week in order to protect their health and keep our campus safe.

We appreciate the feedback from several testers regarding wait times and lines. With this in mind, we have implemented a self-serve appointment selection calendar for the next two weeks of surveillance testing. Appointments can be made using this link and we encourage individuals to schedule on their previously assigned day. However, if a member of your organization is unable to complete a test on your assigned day, that person can schedule a test on another day of the week. Every effort will be made to swiftly accommodate those who come for testing but wait times may vary. You may need to support staff who need help logging in or resetting their password.

Please remember, surveillance testing is recommended and available only for individuals who are living or regularly working on campus during Winter Break. The University Testing Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is closed on University holidays, Dec. 19 through Jan. 5.

Individuals should not come for surveillance testing if they:

  • Are in quarantine or isolation
  • Have tested positive in the last 90 days
  • Are not living or regularly working on campus

We will send this same message to managers and supervisors this afternoon.

Should you have any questions, the COVID Response Unit Hotline, 574-634-HERE (4373) or, is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on University holidays.

Thank you,

Notre Dame COVID Response Unit