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If you feel sick and think you may not be able to pass SCO's daily screening questions, reach out to your supervisor (employees) or Dr. Lindsay Elkins (for students) as soon as possible. This contact will trigger notification to our COVID team. A member of this group may contact you to triage your symptoms to determine, if testing is needed and then which level of testing is deemed appropriate, and when testing should be done. (Supervisors will receive additional instructions in the coming days)
For these cases where a symptom (new sore throat, cough, head cold, fever) may mean failing the daily screening, it will be determined if you need a rapid COVID test either the same day or the next day, depending on the timing. For those determined to need a test, you will be appointed a specific time to meet a screener in the newly curtained area in the atrium near the south tower entrance. A rapid test will be administered with the results available in 15 minutes.
For any employee or student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 or knows they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should also reach out to your supervisor (employees) or Dr. Lindsay Elkins (students) as soon as possible.
For employees or student cases with greater COVID-19 probability, the more advanced PCR test will be administered. You will be scheduled a specific time to drive to a designated no parking zone marked with signage on the east side of the tower (at the side entrance nearest to the campus store). The test will be administered to you at your car. It may take up to seven days to get results, depending on the local backlog.
For any employee or student who shares a residence with someone else who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who is believed to be positive, we will consider testing them as well on a case-by-case basis if supplies permit. Please contact your supervisor or Dr. Elkins as noted above to see if scheduling can be arranged.
For questions, please contact Kim Branscomb or Dr. Lievens.