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January 4: Update on COVID-19 Re-Entry Testing

In light of the University’s decision to conduct classes virtually for the first two weeks of the spring semester, please take a moment to review the process for completing and submitting your self-administered COVID-19 re-entry test.

Re-entry testing is a requirement for students who will be on campus during the spring semester. Students who choose to be completely online and who will not be living on campus or using campus facilities (dining, recreation, library, etc.) will not be tested.

You should follow these instructions to self-administer the test, which will then need to be shipped to a certified lab through the method indicated 7 days PRIOR to your intended date of return to campus for the spring semester. Tests MUST be taken on a weekday and shipped on the same day.

For example, if you are returning to your UM residence hall on Friday, Jan. 8, you can take and ship your re-entry test now. If you will not be coming to campus until in-person classes resume on Monday, Jan. 25, do not take and ship your results until Monday, Jan. 18 or later.

All returning students who are attending in-person classes or using campus facilities and have not submitted test results must participate in COVID-19 testing upon their return to campus. Re-entry tests will be distributed Jan. 11-15 and Jan. 19-22 in Farmer Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

If you have tested positive or have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive over the break, do not come to campus. Quarantine or isolate as directed by UM Health Services. Students who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 over the break should send a notification email to covid@montevallo.edu. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 over the break should complete a report at Montevallo.edu/reportcovid.

Questions about testing should be sent to covid@montevallo.edu.