COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


February 5, 2021

Dear select students, faculty, and staff,

If you have not already done so, please sign up for your COVID-19 surveillance testing appointments for the spring 2021 semester.

Surveillance testing hours have been extended! Starting the week of February 8, surveillance testing will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Gym II of the sports center. Additional sign up appointments are now available at the link below. At your selected testing time, you can access the testing center using the entrance on Botsford Drive.

This semester, your testing appointments will remain the same from week to week. If you have previously signed up for testing and wish to keep the same appointments, no action is necessary. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointments, please use the link below to make changes.

Sign up now

Our new scheduling software, SignUpGenius, allows users to easily view and manage their sign up times as needed. Participants can visit, sign into their account, and view their appointments under the “Items I Signed Up For” section.

A few tips to keep in mind when using Sign Up Genius:

  • Once you've made your weekly appointments the first time, those same time slots carry over week to week. If you need to change your times in a given week, make sure to cancel your existing appointments before scheduling new ones so that you don't end up with more appointments than you need.
  • If you signed up for an appointment one week and no longer need further appointments because you are not accessing campus, be sure to cancel your appointment slot, as it will continue to carry forward week to week otherwise.
  • Please do not unsubscribe from SignUpGenius. This is the platform the college is now using to communicate about testing appointment times. If you already unsubscribed, please be sure to sign yourself back up. To do this, sign in to your account and go to "Settings". Then choose the "Notifications" tab. Within "Group Subscriptions" make sure you are subscribed to "Reed College".
  • You can also choose whether you'd like to receive appointment reminders via email, text, or both. In the "Settings/Notifications" window, go to "Reminders". You can check the boxes for email or text reminders. If you have not yet opted in to text reminders, choose "Text Messaging Opt-In" in the "Notifications" window, and you'll be prompted to enter your phone number. You can also choose the time of day you prefer to receive reminders. You may change these settings at any time.

Surveillance testing results are usually back within 36–48 hours. Participants can view and print their results by accessing the lab’s portal.

Students who will be accessing campus throughout the semester are to complete two tests per week, no less than 72 hours apart. Faculty and staff members who will be interacting with others in person on campus should complete one test per week. For more details about the surveillance testing plan for this semester, please visit our COVID-19 testing web page.

If you have questions about this plan or feel you should be removed from the surveillance testing pool, please send an email to


Madison Riethman, MPH, CPH
COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Health Project Manager