New monthly voluntary COVID-19 testing (at no cost)

Sept. 15, 2020

 

Dear Campus Community,

In an effort to continue to protect the health and well-being of our campus community, we will offer voluntary monthly COVID-19 testing (at no cost) for students, faculty and staff who have been approved to be on campus during the fall 2020 semester.

While this testing is voluntary, our university administration is strongly encouraging participation in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

TESTING DATES AND LOCATION

Testing will be held at the Save Mart Center on the following dates (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) The testing will be done by Valley Children’s Healthcare (VCH). No appointment is necessary. Students, faculty and staff approved to be on campus can be tested once each month.

Sept. 21, 22, 23

Oct. 19, 20, 21

Nov. 16, 17, 18

Dec. 1, 2, 3

PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL FOR TESTING

  • Please complete the Daily Health-Screening Tool found here, and bring your phone to the testing site to confirm that you have been cleared to be on campus. (A device will be available at the site, if you do not have a cell phone or are not able to access the Daily Health-Screening Tool.)
  • Plan to arrive at the northwest entrance to the Save Mart Center.
  • Bring a photo ID.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TESTING

As part of the testing, VCH staff will administer a COVID-19 nasal swab test. The University will not have access to test results for employees, which is considered private medical information. If an employee tests positive, they will be contacted directly by VCH. Please note VCH is required to report any positive cases to the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH). FCDPH would then notify the University in accordance with their required reporting and contact-tracing protocols.

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) will have access to test results for students. If a student tests positive, they will be contacted directly by the SHCC.

For more information about the voluntary COVID-19 testing, please refer to related FAQs.

When you participate in the testing, please adhere to standard health protocols (e.g. wearing face covering and maintaining six feet physical distance). If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home and contact your medical provider.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep one another safe.

 

Sincerely,

Janell Morillo, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President, Student Health, Counseling and Wellness