Surveillance Testing for Faculty and Staff

Employee Designations

Each faculty and staff member has been classified in one of the following categories based on expected level of contact with students or one another:

  • High Contact. Those in this group will be required to screen for symptoms, and participate in 2 baseline tests and more frequent surveillance testing.
  • Low Contact. Those in this group will be required to screen for symptoms, and participate in 1 baseline test and less frequent surveillance testing.
  • No Contact. Those in this group will be required to screen for symptoms if coming to campus, but will not be required to participate in baseline or surveillance testing.
  • Exclusively Remote. Those in this group will not participate in any preventative screening or testing measures on campus.
  • Tested by Athletics. Those in this group will participate in the preventative screening and testing measures coordinated by Athletics.

If you do not know your employee designation, please contact your area Vice President as you will need this information to proceed.  Please note: the No Contact group does not participate in testing but should utilize the screening application when coming to campus.  Exclusively Remote employees do not participate in testing or screening.

Asymptomatic COVID Testing

To ensure a safe and healthy campus, we are asking staff in the High Contact and Low Contact groups to participate in baseline and surveillance testing. Those in the No Contact, Exclusively Remote and Tested by Athletics groups do not participate in the testing listed below.

For High Contact and Low Contact groups, please read the directions below carefully to ensure you know how to proceed.

Surveillance Tests:

All faculty and staff with High and Low Contact designations will be part of ongoing surveillance testing from February 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. Employees will be assigned to pods or stratified random samples based on anticipated contact groups. You will be notified a week in advance when you are selected for surveillance testing at which point you can schedule a test using the CARBON HEALTH application.

Symptomatic COVID Testing

Any staff member who experiences COVID-19 symptoms during the spring semester is required to: (1) report symptoms to Human Resources, (2) immediately refrain from coming to campus until approval to come back to campus is provided by Human Resources, and (3) contact your health provider for symptomatic testing, isolation instructions, and treatment planning.


Testing Step Details

Staff and faculty who spend any amount of time on campus have been placed in high-, low-, and no contact groups to assist with efficient testing and ensuring a healthy campus community. If you're unsure which testing group you've been placed in, contact your vice president's office (for staff) or the provost's office (for faculty). Flow charts (images) and step-by-step guides (text-only) have been created to help employees understand what's required based on their contact group designation.