From: Pandemic Preparedness Team
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
To: All Students, Faculty and Staff
Subject: Invitation to screen for COVID-19 at Main Campus site

Dear CSU Faculty, Staff and Students,

This email is an invitation from the CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team to submit a COVID-19 saliva screening sample. This is optional and not a requirement, but is strongly encouraged.

Saliva screening helps the university identify individuals with COVID-19 and stop the spread. See more information.

We are making saliva screening available to you through Nov. 20.

To get the COVID-19 screening you must both register (this step is done only once) AND schedule your screening (this step is done each time you get screened).

Register at this link – (link is only available to students, faculty and staff and has been sent via email)

  • Please double check that there are no typos in your contact information and CSU student or employee ID number
  • Students should use their CSU (local) address and not their hometown address
  • You only need to complete this step once

Schedule a timeslot for your screening – (link is only available to students, faculty and staff and has been sent via email)

  • The saliva screening process takes five – ten minutes
  • Please make every effort to make your appointment window; if you cannot, you may still submit a sample during screening hours (listed below).

All saliva screenings are at:

Student Recreation Center
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

After submitting your saliva sample, you may go to class or work as normally scheduled. You should continue to always follow public health precautions including wearing a mask and physically distancing.

Everyone who submits a saliva screening will receive an email from You will receive this email with information approximately 24 hours after submitting your saliva sample.

This email will tell you:

  • If you do not need a follow up nasal swab test and there is no need for further follow-up (there is no evidence of an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19)


  • If you do need a follow up nasal swab test. You also will be called by the testing team if you need a follow up nasal swab test. Nasal swab tests are only required if there is an indication in your saliva sample that you may have COVID-19.

If you are notified that you need a nasal swab test, per university guidelines you are on a “testing hold” until you receive the nasal swab test results; this means that you should not attend class or go to work, and should avoid contact with others. While the saliva screening is voluntary, if you are flagged for a follow up nasal swab test, the nasal swab test is mandatory, according to university policy.

More information about the phases of saliva screening, testing holds, and when a nasal swab test is required.

*If you have symptoms of COVID-19, believe you have recently been exposed, or are already in quarantine or isolation due to a public health order, do not report for a nasal swab test and instead reply to this email. If you are already in isolation or quarantine due to a public health order, you should not leave your home, apartment or residence hall room. Instead, you should work with a CSU Public Health official who will help make arrangements for your nasal swab test. If you have developed symptoms or if you have a potential exposure or a positive test, you are required to alert the university through the Symptom Reporter

For questions about the saliva screening process or nasal swab tests, you may email For questions about public health guidance, you should email

Thank you,

The Pandemic Preparedness Team