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.
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.
Additionally, the Clark County Combined Health District (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.
Following the COVID-19 Guidelines of the NCAA Sports Science Institute (SSI), the Wittenberg Athletics teams are once again set to begin competition against outside competition during the spring semester, starting with the first weekend in February. Winter and fall sport teams will participate in limited “non-conference” contests against outside competition. The spring sports teams are slated to have conference competition with access to conference championships at the end of the season. This week, we will start COVID-19 testing of student athletes to monitor the spread of the virus on campus. The NCAA has categorized sports into three different risk-level categories (High, Intermediate and Low). Student athletes will participate in testing dependent upon how their team is categorized.