Wellness Center

Optional Testing Session for Students, Faculty, and Staff on Nov. 23

Daer Campus Community,

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the transition to remote instruction, it is very important we remain focused and fully committed to each other’s safety and well-being. There has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the region and in many of the places we call “home,” and it is our hope that as you reconnect with your family, you do so knowing that you have done all you can to protect their health.

That is why we are offering optional testing sessions on Monday, November 23, for every member of the campus community. This will occur in the field house, where the testing operation will, again, include reliable and self-administered PCR tests. We are partnering with a national health care provider, Bear River Health, for this testing opportunity. There will be no cost to students or to the college, but you must bring your health insurance information to the testing site. We are also opening this opportunity to staff and faculty, although first priority will be given to students leaving campus.

In order for us to effectively plan for Monday’s tests, we ask those of you interested in participating to register online. Registration must be completed by Thursday evening, Nov. 19. Then on Friday, Nov. 20, we will email the available time slots and share further details with those who registered. We kindly ask faculty and staff to remain flexible as we seek to accommodate our students first.

Thank you for helping us accomplish what so many other college campuses have not–a residential experience and successful academic semester. Whether you lived here on campus, decided to commute, or chose to learn remotely, we appreciate our students’ support in keeping our sense of community strong.

And a final reminder to visit our Bears Return page once again for some recommendations and planning tips for safe holiday travel.

Be well, Bears!

Mark Schneider
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Virus Task Force chair