With positive news that COVID-19 vaccinations are on the horizon for all, we are still in the fight together to control the spread of this terrible illness that has taken so many friends and loved ones and complicated the lives of far more who have suffered through its most serious effects.
To help monitor the disease and prevent outbreaks, colleges and universities throughout the country and within the Utah System of Higher Education have taken on the role of providing randomized testing to students on their campuses. Random testing at SLCC will begin immediately and is expected to last through the end of spring semester.
Randomized testing is one more tool SLCC can use to maintain its relatively low infection rate across its campuses, which means keeping classrooms open and access to quality in-person instruction ongoing.
Here is how random testing of students will work at SLCC:
- Only currently enrolled students 18 and older who attend a class in person on campus will be eligible to be randomly asked to test for COVID-19.
- Notice will be given on Wednesday the week before the test, and students will be asked to make an appointment to be tested.
- A reminder will be emailed to the student the Monday of the week they are supposed to test if they haven’t made an appointment yet.
- The process to sign up and to be tested is quick and easy.
- Students can make an appointment that fits their schedule by using the testing tool found here.
- Those called up to random test will also receive $10 upon test completion.
- Even if a student hasn’t been randomly selected to test, they can still sign up to test every 14 days and receive a $10 OneCard incentive to do so.
Test results are available the same day and will be emailed to the student. If a student tests positive, they will be directed to fill out SLCC's Self-Report Form, and they will be required to self-isolate for at least 10 days. More details about self-reporting can be found in the Case Count, Reporting & Contact Tracing section.
Everyone at the college is grateful for students who have already signed up for and received COVID-19 tests since classes resumed in January. We will all continue to work together to make SLCC a safe and healthy place to learn and work.