COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Update

March 16, 2021

Dear Tulane Community,

This is a reminder that in order to help protect the campus community and city residents, all faculty, staff, and students are required to participate in ongoing surveillance testing throughout the semester regardless of vaccine status or the presence of antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection.

Important COVID Testing Reminders
  • All Tulane faculty, staff, and students need to schedule their appointments for COVID testing via their patient portal.
  • Do not schedule an appointment or visit a campus testing center before receiving a QR code via email from If you do not have an active order (QR code) to get tested, you will be turned away from the testing center.
  • NEW as of March 2021!! To make it easier to find your active order (QR code), you will now find an “issue date” in the subject line of your QR code emails. The issue date is the date in which the QR code was put into the system. Example subject line: COVID-19 Test QR code issued on Mar 01 2021.
  • For COVID testing questions only, email
  • For general Campus Health questions, email
COVID Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Important Facts

Recently, the State of Louisiana announced that it has further expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to include more people who have health conditions that may result in a higher risk of disease. Here is what you need to know right now:

Who is now eligible to receive the vaccine?
Individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 (or 16+ if receiving the Pfizer vaccine) who have one of the conditions listed here, are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are pregnant, regardless of age, you are eligible.

How can I get my vaccination at Tulane?
This only applies to those Tulanians who have one of the conditions listed here; please note vaccine supply at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic is very limited.

  • To make an appointment at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic, please click here.
  • Please complete the following forms and bring them to your appointment at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic – an attestation form and vaccine consent form.
  • Please click here to access the attestation form.
  • Please click here to access the vaccine consent form.

Please note that the Uptown Health Center for Student Care is not a point of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine.

How can I get my vaccination in the community?

Eligible Tulanians are also urged to seek vaccinations through mass vaccinations locations such as the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other sites throughout our area.

To make an appointment through the more than 400 pharmacies and other provider vaccine locations throughout the state, please click here.

Will Tulane be providing vaccinations for family members of Tulane faculty, staff, and students?

At this time, the vaccinations at Tulane are only for Tulane faculty, staff, and students who met the eligible requirements (see above for more details).

Can I get added to the list?

Unfortunately, there is no waitlist. The university can only provide vaccines to those who fall into the categories defined by the state’s current COVID-19 immunization guidelines.

Once vaccinated, do I still need to participate in Tulane surveillance testing program?

Yes. The vaccine protects you from becoming infected with COVID-19 but there is a chance that you could still spread the virus. It is important to continue following all health safety protocols and to continue with routine testing to protect others who have not yet received the vaccine.

More information and FAQs are posted on the COVID-19 Vaccinations website. For questions about the vaccine, email

STUDENTS – National College Health Assessment

Tulane University is conducting the National College Health Assessment, a campus-wide survey about health issues impacting college students. If you have received an email regarding the survey to your Tulane email address, you have been selected to participate. We hope you’ll share your perspective with us. After completing this brief 20–25-minute survey, 20 participants will be randomly selected to win gift cards to Tulane’s bookstore valued at $25! Faculty, please ask your students to participate!

YOU@Tulane for Faculty, Staff, and Students!

As our campus continues to implement online learning and modified operations during this pandemic, we want to encourage every student, staff, and faculty member to focus on their well-being during this time. YOU@Tulane is a new 24/7, anonymous online well-being platform launching for the Tulane community. This is your space to check in with yourself, set goals, and explore personalized resources created specifically for Tulane students, faculty, and staff.

You can create a completely confidential account with your campus credentials and begin exploring the portal today. Here are just a few of the things that YOU can help with, immediately:

  • Tips to adjust to online learning
  • Coping with stress and anxiety in a changing world
  • Maintaining and growing social connections even while practicing physical distancing