WVSU Surveillance Testing Week Two

WVSU Surveillance Testing Week Two
Thank you to everyone who took part in surveillance testing for COVID-19 on campus this week. Working together to keep one another safe, we met our goal of testing 10 percent of the campus population by Wednesday!
Testing next week will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (October 19-21).
If you would like to volunteer to be tested, it only takes a few minutes using a saliva test.
FamilyCare Health Center will be conducting the tests in their clinic, located in the Wilson University Union from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday for students, faculty and staff.  Call (304) 766-3323 to make an appointment.
The University’s Office of Safety and Compliance, Athletic Department and FamilyCare Health Center are partnering to deliver the COVID-19 tests each week.
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.
For more information, visit www.wvstateu.edu/coronavirus.
If you have any questions, please contact University Safety & Chemical Hygiene Officer Joseph Davenport at (304) 204-4060 or joseph.davenport@wvstateu.edu.
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