COVID-19 Testing Update

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All Employees,

Welcome back! We hope you had a safe and celebratory holiday season. The purpose of this message is to inform everyone of an opportunity to participate in on-campus COVID-19 testing.

We are offering this option to make it easier for employees to participate in our efforts related to the safety of the entire University community, as well as mitigate the number of people infected with COVID-19 introduced to campus.

TESTING

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.
  • The link to register for your test will be sent in a separate email on Monday, January 11.

ISOLATION/QUARANTINE

  • If your test results are positive, or you are determined to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you will be expected to isolate or quarantine.
  • The time period for quarantine/isolation will be based on recommendations from Clark County Combined Health District and health experts on the University‚Äôs COVID-19 Response Team.

OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • If you are ill, OR have ANY symptoms, OR have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
    • Contact Mary Beth Walter walterm@wittenberg.edu and your supervisor to notify them that you are not well or have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.
    • Mary Beth will conduct a brief interview to learn of the details and educate you about Isolation and quarantine requirements as applicable.
  • All students returning to campus will be required to be tested for COVID-19 OR provide proof that they were tested elsewhere within 48 hours of arrival to campus OR provide proof of a positive test result within the prior 90 days.

We thank you again for your cooperation in following health guidelines that enabled us to keep our campus open for the fall semester. Continuing to follow those protocols even if you have had COVID-19 or have been vaccinated is expected in the spring semester. These include wearing a face covering, washing your hands frequently, staying more than six feet away from others, and avoiding large gatherings. Thank you for doing your part so we can return to campus as safely as possible and remain here.

Sincerely,

The COVID Response Team

Ellen Crosbie, Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sport Performance
Kim Fish, Clark County Combined Health District
Dr. G. David Hopper '63
Dr. Laurice Moore '95
Sherri Sadowski, Associate Dean for Residence Life
Dr. Alan Stewart '69, Member of the Board of Directors
Mary Beth Walter, Director of Human Resources
Senior Staff Members: Casey Gill (co-chair), Rob Young (co-chair), Mike Frandsen, Michelle Mattson, Karen Gerboth

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