Testing is available through the Student Health Center.
Yes, the vaccine is not 100% effective. In addition to continuing to follow all the mitigation strategies you will also need to particpate in testing.
No, antibody testing does not meet the requirement due to lack of information about the significance of positive antibodies. It is unknown how long immunity to SARS CoV-2 lasts or what level the antibodies need to be to confer that immunity.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 June 7th or later you do not need to get retested during this time period. This is due to studies showing RNA for SARS-CoV-2 can still be detected in someone’s respiratory specimens for up to 12 weeks although they are no longer contagious.
If this is your situation please upload your positive test results to patient portal and notify the student health center through secure messaging. If you are still symptomatic you should not come to campus until you are no longer contagious.
Students who think they had COVID-19 but didn’t not have laboratory proof are still required to submit a negative COVID-19 test.
To submitt results you will need to go to the SU medical portal and submit under Immunizations.
For detailed step by step guidance please see:nSTEPS FOR SUBMITTING COVID TEST RESULTS
A person who is tested within 3 months of the initial infection with COVID-19 (as represented by the positive test) may continue to have a positive test result even though they are not spreading COVID-19. Per the CDC, available data indicate that persons with mild to moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after symptom onset, this is also the case for those with no symptoms.
SU management and recomendations to students who test positive for COVID-19 are:
A person with severe disease may need to follow different guidance but they will likely be hospitalized and closely followed by their healthcare provider who will determine when it is safe to discontinue isolation.
If you are coming onto campus for a quick drop off or pick up then you do not need to submit a COVID test. But please remember to complete the Safe Start Health Check prior to coming to campus for the quick visit.