September 18, 2020
Over the next two weeks, we will be making modifications to Reed's COVID-19 testing strategy. We know that a number of Reed community members left their home residences due to the air quality and the wildfires. We also know a number of people missed their COVID-19 surveillance tests this week due to curtailed campus operations. As a result, in addition to our originally scheduled surveillance testing, we are expanding our testing capacity over the next two weeks. We are also asking everyone who traveled this week to quarantine until they have confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to campus.
THREE ACTIONS FOR FACULTY TO CONSIDER:
1) TELL US: If you know of a student who is accessing campus this fall and traveled away from their place of residence due to the air quality or the wildfires, help the college identify that student by adding their name to this form. The form can be used multiple times if you have more than one name to add.
2) QUARANTINE IF NECESSARY: If you were planning to teach in person during the next two weeks and you experienced potential exposure by leaving your residence due to the air quality or the wildfires, you must be tested COVID-19 next week and quarantine until the college has confirmation that you have tested negative. You will be personally notified within 48 hours of your test if you tested positive. If you do not receive a personal notification from the college within 48 hours of your test, you are cleared to access campus.
3) SIGN UP: Until further notice, faculty who are teaching in person must be tested for COVID-19 weekly. If you are teaching in person, you can sign up for testing below. Select one time to be tested during the week of September 21 and another time to be tested during the week of September 28.
Sign up for a COVID-19 test for the week of September 21
Sign up for a COVID-19 test for the week of September 28
We are also asking students who live on campus, students who live off campus but are accessing campus, and staff who work with large groups on campus to be tested next week. They are receiving separate communications.
If you have questions, please send an email to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group at email@example.com.
On behalf of the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group