Additional students added to required weekly saliva screening
Feb. 3, 2021
Juniors, seniors, graduate students, professional students and second bachelor students attending one or more a face-to-face courses or labs are required to screen weekly for COVID starting Monday, Feb. 8.
This new requirement is being put in place by the Pandemic Preparedness Team, adding to other groups already required to screen, outlined here.
Do not go to the saliva screening location if you have symptoms! If you have symptoms, you must report them through the COVID Reporter and you should not submit a saliva sample. The Public Health office will contact you to set up a test, or you should go to another location that tests individuals with symptoms.
The COVID website has the following information:
- A map of the screening location
- Screening hours
- Required screening registration link
- Required link to scheduler
Exemptions continue to apply, including individuals who are taking online courses only and who are not living in university housing or a fraternity or sorority house and employees who are exclusively working remotely. In addition, anyone who has tested positive does not have to screen until 90 days since their positive test have passed. For more information about exemptions, visit https://covid.colostate.edu/kb/mandatory-covid-screening-for-students-faculty-and-staff/. Watch this link for future information about how completing a vaccine protocol will apply to exemptions.
The university cannot screen individuals who are family members of students, faculty and staff, with the exception of some people are living in University Village or Aggie Family (see more at https://covid.colostate.edu/kb/mandatory-covid-screening-for-students-faculty-and-staff/).
The Pandemic Preparedness Team