December 8, 2020
Dear Tulane Community,
In order to protect the campus community and city residents as we return to in-person classes following Winter Recess, all new and returning students, as well as Tulane employees, will be required to complete a return-to-campus test in January and to participate in ongoing surveillance testing throughout the spring semester. Notices to schedule testing will be sent beginning Jan. 4, 2020.
All on and off campus Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) undergraduate students will be required to complete three COVID-19 tests within one week upon their return to campus. Graduate and professional students and School of Professional Advancement students will complete one test prior to the start of classes.
All students will receive a QR code via e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org that will enable access to testing. Upon receipt of your QR code, utilize the online scheduling system to set appointments based on availability and testing requirement. ALL students living on campus are required to go through the Tulane Arrival Center (located at the downtown Hyatt Regency) before moving on campus, regardless of COVID-19 history.
Please see below for more information about specific requirements.
Undergraduate students who have never tested positive for COVID-19 are required to receive their return-to-campus test at the Arrival Center. These students should go to the Arrival Center for testing based on their move-in date. The QR code and your splash ID number are required to access testing services – no appointment is needed. After the initial test is completed at the Arrival Center, NTC undergraduate students will be required to test for COVID-19 two additional times during the first week of the return to campus period.
Off-Campus students do not need to utilize the Arrival Center testing program. Undergraduate (includes SOPA), graduate and professional students from any school who are living off campus are required to get return-to-campus testing at any on-campus Tulane Testing Center location (uptown or downtown).
Any student who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Oct. 1, 2020 will be required to follow the return-to-campus testing protocol as stated above and follow scheduled surveillance testing throughout the semester. Campus Health providers will work directly with these students on any issues they encounter.