COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Testing, Daily Health Monitoring, and Contact Tracing

Below you will find information about Reed's COVID-19 prevention strategies, COVID-19 testing, the Daily Health Check, and contact tracing.

Testing

Reed’s COVID-19 testing strategy includes both diagnostic and surveillance testing components. This strategy is designed to quickly identify and respond to cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Fall 2021 testing plan

All community members who have not submitted vaccination records to HR (faculty/staff) or the HCC (students) are required to test once during each week in which they will be on campus. Individuals do not need to test during weeks they are not coming to campus, or if they have submitted records of full COVID-19 vaccination to the appropriate office.  

Additionally, any student who has not submitted documentation of full vaccination will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon their return to campus. These students should obtain a molecular COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their arrival and share it with the Reed's Health and Counseling Center via the Student Health Portal. Reed will also have limited testing available on the dates listed below, although students utilizing this option will be required to quarantine while awaiting their test results.

Summer and fall 2021 testing schedule  

COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus will take place on the following dates and times at the designated location. Additional testing dates may be added as needed. 

  • Thursday, August 5, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union
  • Monday, August 9, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Student Union
  • Thursday, August 11, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., West PAB entrance
  • Monday, August 16, 12:00 pm. to 2:00 p.m., West PAB entrance
  • Wednesday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., West PAB entrance
  • Monday, August 23, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., West PAB entrance
  • Friday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., West PAB entrance
  • Monday, August 30, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., TBD
  • Thursday, September 2, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, TBD
  • Tuesday, September 7, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m., TBD
  • Thursday, September 9, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., TBD
  • Monday, September 13, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., TBD
  • Thursday, September 16, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., TBD

Testing sign-up process 

Surveillance testing appointments do not carry over from week to week; instead, a new sign-up sheet will be shared by email no later than the Friday before the week in question. Individuals may log into their Sign Up Genius account at any time to adjust or cancel appointments.

Test results

Results are usually back within 36 to 48 hours. Participants can view and print their results using the lab's portal. To do so, sign in with your Reed email address and password. If it is your first time accessing the portal, click "Forgot Password" and register using your Reed email address.

Contact

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group
coronavirusquestions@reed.edu

Health Monitoring: Daily Health Check

Reed implemented a digital Daily Health Check that asks a few short questions about COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors. Once the check is completed, the participant receives either a green "go" message and email or a red "stop" message and email. If the participant receives a "go" message, they are cleared to access Reed's buildings and grounds. If they receive a "stop" message, they will receive further information in a follow-up email. 

Due to the percentage of faculty and staff verified as fully vaccinated, faculty and staff are no longer required to complete the Daily Health Check before coming to campus.

Until further notice, all students should continue to complete the Daily Health Check each day before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall room.

The Daily Health Check is required for all individuals before entering the Health & Counseling Center (HCC). As needed, staff, faculty, and visitors should complete the Vendor Daily Health Check and obtain a “GO” message prior to entering the HCC. If a “STOP” message is received, please digitally or virtually contact your supervisor or the HCC. 

Daily Health Check responses are confidential. Student responses are reviewed only by the Health & Counseling Center, and faculty and staff responses are reviewed only by the human resources office. HCC and HR staff will provide support and follow-up steps to community members who receive “stop” messages.

Daily Health Check for vendors and approved visitors

Vendors or approved visitors are asked to complete the Daily Health Check before they access the Reed campus. The inviting faculty or staff member is responsible for providing a link to the Daily Health Check for vendors and approved visitors and asking them to complete it before they arrive. If you have questions regarding the Daily Health Check for vendors and approved visitors, please send an email to coronavirusquestions@reed.edu.

Contact

Students
Health & Counseling Services
Health & Counseling Center
503-777-7281
health-services@reed.edu

Faculty & Staff
Human Resources
503-777-7255
hr@reed.edu

Contact Tracing

During the contact tracing process, public health professionals work with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 to help them recall those with whom they had close contact when they may have been contagious. The goal is to quickly identify and alert those who were potentially exposed and take action to reduce the risk of further transmission.

While contact tracing activities are led by the Multnomah County Health Department, Reed College also utilizes a supplemental internal contact tracing process that allows for a more targeted campus response. Students, faculty, or staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or identified as potentially exposed will be contacted by both Reed College and Multnomah County—usually within 24 hours.

If you have not been notified but believe you had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 (defined as physical contact within six feet of distance for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more), please reach out to Health & Counseling Services or Human Resources.

Contact

Students
Health & Counseling Services
Health & Counseling Center
503-777-7281
health-services@reed.edu

Faculty & Staff
Human Resources
503-777-7255
hr@reed.edu