Testing to diagnose COVID-19 is one component of a comprehensive strategy and should be used in conjunction with promoting behaviors that reduce spread, maintaining healthy environments, maintaining healthy operations, and preparing for when someone gets sick. Wittenberg's testing strategy and health protocol aligns with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio: Guidance for COVID-19 Testing at Institutions of Higher Education.
Student Testing Event: January 16-17
All undergraduate students – residential and commuter, as well as graduate students who live in University property – must complete a COVID-19 test on Saturday, January 16, or Sunday, January 17. The University collaborated with Mohawk labs to provide this testing event. Faculty and staff will also be able to participate, more information about which will be communicated from Human Resources.
The mass-testing events will occur between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both Saturday, January 16, and Sunday, January 17. Residential students should plan their arrival in order to participate on either date.
Students MUST register for a COVID-19 test using this link. Students can select a 30-minute time slot on either January 16 or January 17.
The tests being conducted are PCR tests. Students can expect results within 2-4 days. Students can log into the registration system to view results.
Students avoiding the University's COVID-19 test or repeatedly violating campus health and safety expectations are subject to University discipline and sanctions that may include a fine, being barred from coming to campus to take classes, and may result in suspension for the semester.
COVID-19 tests performed at home or off-campus will NOT be accepted unless the student can provide proof that the test was completed within 48 hours of arrival. Students can send proof by sending test results or pending test results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students that have tested positive within 90 days are exempt from this requirement. If the test was conducted at Wittenberg University or the Dean of Students office has already received the proof of test results, students will be exempt. The Dean of Students will notify students exempt from the requirement by Wednesday, January 13. Students may also send proof of test results to email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff Testing Event: January 15
All employees are eligible to participate in this mass-testing event on Friday, January 15, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- The University has collaborated with Mohawk labs to provide this testing event.
- The testing event will be held in the Pam Evans Smith Arena (please enter through the main lobby to access the Arena).
- The tests being conducted are PCR tests.
- Employees can expect results within 2-4 days.
- Employees can log into the registration system to view results.
- All registrations will take place on site at the Pam Evans Smith Arena.
Wittenberg University has developed a Health Protocol for students in regard to COVID-19. If anyone is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Wittenberg Health Clinic at (937) 327-7811 or Mercy Health Walk-in Care Clinic at (937) 523-9050 after hours. The Clark County Combined Health District has provided the following list of area testing facilities, as well.
Additionally, the CCCHD works with a local lab called CTEC on East High Street at the corner of High and Buxton. The phone number to schedule a FREE, DRIVE-THROUGH PCR COVID test is 937-717-2436. Hours are: Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Please note that as of November 1, 2020, the Mercy Red Clinic is no longer conduct asymptomatic testing. If a student desires an asymptomatic test, contact the health clinic on campus at 937-327-7811. The clinic MAY be able to accommodate you. The Mercy Red Clinic and Walk-In Care Clinic will continue testing of symptomatic individuals. For more information, click here.