A robust, high-frequency and high-volume testing plan is critical in slowing the spread of the virus and keeping all Golden Flashes safe. Testing opportunities and expectations will be enhanced for spring semester. Further details of the plan are forthcoming, however, here is what you can expect when you return in January:
Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Residence Hall Students
Following the university’s new administrative policy regarding epidemic, pandemic and community health requirements, students who live in residence halls will be required to participate in our test plan. This method of high-frequency, high-volume testing has been proven to prevent outbreaks on other college campuses. Find additional information about scheduling, location and protocol. Students who fail to comply with weekly testing requirements may have their housing contract canceled and/or be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for non-compliance. Questions can be sent to email@example.com. Students also participated in at-home testing before returning to campus and testing at move-in.
Random Testing for Students, Faculty and Staff
The university will also conduct required random testing with students who have in-person classes and selected groups of employees who are working on campus. Students who live in the Kent community but do not have in-person classes will also be offered the opportunity for random testing. This group is important to test to prevent community spread.
Continued Testing Available
For the duration of spring semester, testing of asymptomatic and symptomatic students, staff and faculty will continue at the DeWeese Health Center and at CVS Minute Clinic sites throughout the country.
Kent State will be participating in wastewater testing in support of the Ohio Coronavirus Wastewater Monitoring Network.