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August 18: Important COVID-19 Testing Update

August 18: Important COVID-19 Testing Update

All University of Montevallo students will receive free COVID-19 testing through the statewide GuideSafe (formerly Stay Safe Together) program for Alabama. In order to begin the semester as safely as possible, students are encouraged to take advantage of the free COVID-19 testing available through GuideSafe. This testing program is funded by the federal CARES Act, and is part of the University’s plan for students to return to campus this fall.

If for some reason you have difficulties in scheduling or completing a test through the GuideSafe program before coming to campus, please complete and submit the COVID-19 Student Screen Form as a part of your health history. Students whose re-entry test results through GuideSafe or from a private practitioner have not been received by the time they arrive on campus will be automatically moved to our first campus COVID-19 testing group for the semester. Campus testing is free to students and will be held in the McChesney Student Activity Center at the times indicated below beginning on Thursday, Aug. 20. All students who have not provided a COVID-19 test result to the University and are planning to either take classes in-person or utilize campus facilities are expected to participate in this first round of campus testing.

Residential students who have not provided a test should plan to be tested at the first available time after move-in. Housing and Residence Life staff will assist residential students in determining the best time to be tested upon arrival to campus. Commuter students who have not provided a test result should plan to be tested at any of the following times. Students will need to present a photo ID. Only students who receive a positive test result will be notified after testing.

Thursday, Aug. 20 from noon – 5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon – 5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 24 from noon – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25 from noon – 5 p.m.

Residential students are required to participate in the campus testing program in order to remain in the residence halls. Students who refuse to participate in campus testing will be subject to progressive discipline through the Office of Student Conduct. More information about campus testing will be provided to students throughout the semester.