September 1: COVID-19 Sentinel Testing Information
To support a safe and healthy environment at UM, we are implementing weekly sentinel testing across campus beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, through the end of the fall semester in the Farmer Hall meeting room. Sentinel testing is a random sampling of all asymptomatic students, faculty and staff to understand the underlying prevalence of infection on campus so we can respond promptly to any outbreaks or increases in infection rates. All members of the University community are expected to participate in this important preventive measure. Students will receive a voucher for a free meal on-campus for participating.
As the semester progresses, you may be selected for testing. If so, you will receive an email from Healthy@Verily.com asking you to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 sentinel testing on campus. After receiving your sentinel testing email, log into your Verily account to complete the pre-test symptom screen and schedule your COVID-19 sentinel test.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 12 weeks, please do not retest at this time. If you are having symptoms or have a recent exposure, follow the UM Falcon Forward plan and do not participate in sentinel testing. The Falcon Forward plan can be found here: Montevallo.edu/falconforward.
For additional information on sentinel testing, you may visit GuideSafe.org.