Comprehensive Prevention Strategy for Off-Campus Students - COVID Screening & Testing Instructions

January 8, 2021

Dear Off-Campus Student,

Greetings from The Bluff! We know most of you will remain online going into the spring semester, but some have been pre-approved to come to campus for clinical placements, 1:1 research opportunities, student employment, or student leadership positions. For others, you may want to understand the requirements below so you can attend a campus program or eat in the Commons, study in the library, or use the Beauchamp recreation center.   

This communication will outline the steps you will take, should you need to come to campus for an extended period of time. Please note the following protocol does not apply to students who are visiting campus short-term (i.e., picking up a library book or a to-go meal at the Commons or accessing the Health and Counseling Center).

Access to Campus

For off-campus students wanting access to campus, we have put a number of safeguards in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19.  Please follow these outlined steps.

Screening & Asymptomatic Testing

We are happy to share we have partnered with a third-party vendor, CARBON HEALTH, to administer our COVID screening and testing plan. We hope you can see we are taking the health and safety of our campus community seriously, and will do everything we can to support you coming to campus if that is your desire.

Symptomatic Testing & Health Care Support

Any off-campus student who experiences COVID-19 symptoms during the spring semester should: (1) immediately isolate in their off-campus residence, (2) consult via phone with a provider at the Health and Counseling Center (503.943.7134), or (3) contact your primary care provider regarding symptoms and follow up. The HCC is offering symptomatic COVID-19 testing for students; an appointment is required, but the steps above do not apply to access the HCC.

Support

In the spirit of collaboration and good will, we ask for your patience as we roll out this comprehensive screening and testing plan for our campus community. Please contact Kerry Ford (dayk@up.edu), off-campus student liaison, if you have questions, need support, or want to provide feedback.

Go Pilots!

Sage Taylor, ASUP President
Kerry Ford, Off-Campus Student Liaison & Associate Director for Housing
Kaylin Soldat, Associate Director for Primary Care
Andrew Weingarten, Director of Residence Life
Matthew Rygg, Associate Vice President for Student Development