COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Ruskin testing procedures for spring semester

Posted: January 8, 2021

We hope that you have had a restful holiday break. As we kick off 2021, we are busy preparing for the return of our students and employees for the start of the spring semester. As we shared in a communication prior to the break, we are taking many steps to do this as safely as possible, starting with a thorough COVID-19 testing plan for all students and employees.

Please read the message below for more details on important testing information, including:

Student and Employee Testing Information

When are tests available?
Tests will be conducted by Precision Health on Gannon’s campus in an effort to make testing as convenient as possible for all students and employees. Tests will be available the following dates:
Jan. 19 | 8 -11 a.m.
Jan. 20 | 8 -11 a.m.

How do I schedule a test?
Each student, staff, and faculty member will be assigned a day and time. A staff representative from each program will communicate confirmation of your designated testing appointment via email by Wednesday, Jan. 13. You must complete and return your requisition form to receive an assigned testing time.

Am I required to take a test?
Yes. In our efforts to return our campus community as safely as possible for the spring semester, all students, faculty and staff are required to complete a Gannon COVID-19 test.

What if I cannot return on the designated testing dates?
If you are unable to make your assigned testing day and time, please contact Dr. Johnson at johnson171@gannon.edu.

How should I prepare in advance of my test?
Complete LiveSafe daily beginning Monday, Jan. 11.

Complete and submit the requisition form previously provided by Tuesday, Jan. 12.
You will need to email this to your program secretary or administrative assistant by this date in order to be assigned a testing time.

Please bring a printed copy of your requisition form, your insurance card, license and Gannon ID with you to your test.

What do I need to do after I take my test?
Test results will be reported prior to the start of the semester on Jan. 25.

You are not required to quarantine while waiting to receive test results. However, you should plan to continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing (greater than six feet apart), and limit extended interactions (less than 15 minutes) to keep yourself and others as safe as possible and avoid quarantine due to close contact with a positive case.

Report Your Positive COVID-19 Case Prior to Returning

If you contract COVID-19 over break, please report your case through the yellow tips box on LiveSafe. This will help avoid unnecessary testing and quarantines once you are back on campus if it is within your 90-day window according to the CDC. Once you have submitted this tip, our Health and Counseling Center will work with you on next steps. Please be prepared to provide documentation of your positive test, this will be required.

Save the Date: Informational Forum Jan. 21

An informational forum will be held Jan. 21 for all students, faculty and staff. Join Steve Mauro, Ph.D., vice president of strategies and campus operations, for an open discussion and to receive important updates for the spring semester. Please monitor your Gannon email for an invitation and more details soon.

If you have a question or a comment, you can submit it at https://www.gannon.edu/Questions-or-Comments/.