Spring Return COVID-19 Testing (student email) - The University of Tulsa

Spring Return COVID-19 Testing (student email)

Dear students,

Happy new year and welcome back to The University of Tulsa. As a part of TU’s Winter Wellness protocols, students are required to participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing. TU has partnered with Tulsa-based Certigen Labs to provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing during the spring semester. This test is a self-administered anterior nasal swab.

Over the next two weeks, all returning students will sign up for and take a COVID-19 test as they return to campus. Testing all returning students is critically important to our ability to mitigate virus transmission on campus and to keep our students and employees safe. Here are some specific guidelines:

  • Students living in on-campus apartments who are currently on campus should sign up for a testing appointment between Jan. 13 and 15.
  • Students living on campus this spring who have not yet returned to campus should sign up for a testing appointment five days after their move-in date.
  • Commuter students should sign up for a testing appointment at any time or upload the results of a negative test taken after Jan. 5, 2021, to the AHC patient portal.

You are exempt from this testing requirement if you have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are living and learning fully remotely and will not be on campus at all during the spring semester.

Testing appointments are available starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register for your testing appointment here. The testing site is now located to the east of the Alexander Health Center (AHC) in the McFarlin parking lot. You can either walk up or drive through the testing site. You must bring a state or federal government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport) and your insurance card with you to the testing site.

You will receive your results within two business days via email. If your results are positive, please do not go to school or work. Stay in your home or room and call the AHC (918-631-2241) as soon as possible to let TU know that your test result was positive. AHC staff will take your name and contact information, and a staff member will reach out for an interview and to discuss next steps.

If your results are negative, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. A negative test means you did not have COVID-19 at the time of your test; however, you could develop it in the future, so please remain vigilant, check your temperature daily and complete the symptom tracker on the AHC patient portal.

Please email covid19@utulsa.edu if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your help in keeping our campus community as safe as possible.

Sincerely,

Matt Warren
Vice President for Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer