Below you will find information about Reed's COVID-19 testing plan, as well as additional resources for accessing testing in a variety of situations.
Surveillance testing (also called screening or mitigation testing) is used to monitor for the presence of undetected COVID-19 in a community. This involves testing community members who are not believed to have COVID-19. Surveillance testing allows for quick detection of and response to cases in the community, and is another means of tracking infection on campus.
Unlike diagnostic testing, surveillance testing is not to be used by individuals who have COVID-like symptoms. These individuals are not permitted to come to campus and should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and testing.
Surveillance testing plan
All community members who have not submitted records of full vaccination with a World Health Organization authorized COVID-19 vaccine (including boosters, once eligible) to HR (faculty/staff) or the HCC (students) are required to test once during each week they are on campus.
Individuals do not need to test during weeks they are not coming to campus.
In addition, all community members should test at least once during the week following their return to on-campus activities for the spring 2022 semester. Throughout the semester, any community members who wish to obtain a COVID-19 test may do so by dropping in to the testing center during the available times; however, individuals may not use this testing resource if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
Surveillance testing process
Surveillance testing is a self-service operation. Detailed instructions on how to complete the testing process are published online and posted at the testing center.
This semester, Reed College is partnering with ShareMy.Health, a secure web program that allows users to complete COVID-19 saliva tests and view their results online. If you have not done so already, visit app.sharemy.health and enter your email address to activate your account and set your password. To participate in surveillance testing, individuals must be able to log into their ShareMy.Health account.
Individuals are not required to sign up for an appointment and can stop by the testing location during the available times to complete their COVID-19 test.
Campus surveillance testing schedule
COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus will take place on the following dates and times at the testing center in Greenwood. Additional testing dates may be added as needed.
In addition, two satellite test sites have been established on campus, in the Student Union and on the first floor of the Biology building. Individuals may stop by one of these sites anytime the buildings are open to pick up a new test kit or drop off a completed saliva sample. Completed tests will be picked up and sent to the lab at 1PM each Tuesday and Thursday. Please note: These test sites will not include detailed instructions or a device to use for activating test kits; individuals who would like these services should continue to attend testing in Greenwood during the regularly scheduled hours.
- Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, March 10 , 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Friday, March 25, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Monday, March 28, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 29, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, March 31, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 5, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 7, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 12, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 21, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Monday, April 25, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Friday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 3, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Monday, May 9, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Thursday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Friday, May 13, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Surveillance testing results
Results are usually back within 24-48 hours. Individuals can view and print their test results by logging into the ShareMy.Health portal.
Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is used when an individual has COVID-like symptoms, or if they may have been exposed to the virus in the previous two weeks. Diagnostic testing often includes a medical evaluation, which must be done by a healthcare provider.
Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have a suspected or confirmed exposure should contact the Health and Counseling Center (HCC). In addition, all students are required to complete the Daily Health Check (DHC) before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall; those who report symptoms or an exposure on the DHC will receive a STOP message and will be contacted by the HCC for evaluation.
Faculty and staff
Faculty and staff who are in need of a diagnostic test because they have symptoms or a potential exposure should contact their primary healthcare provider.
For individuals who are unable to be evaluated and tested by their healthcare provider, or who are seeking a test for reasons other than symptoms or potential exposure, other community resources are available:
- The CDC has published a Coronavirus Self-Checker and COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool on their testing webpage. These tools help individuals answer a few brief questions and determine what sort of healthcare follow up and testing is appropriate based on the situation.
- Oregon has developed a COVID-19 Test Site Finder, which allows individuals to search for a testing location by zip code.
- Home test kits are available for purchase online and at many local pharmacies. Important: Many home tests (particularly antigen tests) have an elevated risk of a false negative result in individuals with mild or no symptoms. A negative home test should not be used alone to rule out COVID-19 infection if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed.