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Summer COVID-19 Testing at Tulane

May 11, 2021

Dear Tulanians,

The City of New Orleans continues to experience low positivity rates and is cautiously easing COVID-19 restrictions. Tulane is committed to continuing to do our part to decrease the spread of COVID-19; we believe testing is a key component of controlling our numbers and helping us to quickly identity active cases of COVID-19.  

Beginning the week of May 17, we will launch the following testing schedule for the summer:

  • Residential undergraduate students: Get tested every two weeks after you receive a new QR code. You must complete your test within 48 hours of receiving your testing notice and new QR code.
     
  • Off-campus NTC undergraduate students: Get tested every two weeks after you receive a new QR code. You must complete your test within 48 hours of receiving your testing notice and new QR code.
     
  • Graduate and Professional students: Get tested every two weeks. You must complete your test within 72 hours of receiving your testing notice.
     
  • School of Professional Advancement students: Get tested every two weeks. You must complete your test within 72 hours of receiving your testing notice.
     
  • Employees (including faculty, staff, and Sodexo/Allied staff): Get tested every two weeks. You must complete your test within 72 hours of receiving your testing notice.
Testing Centers & Scheduling Capacity

Currently, we have three testing centers – two uptown and one downtown.  In the coming weeks, we will reduce our testing center operation hours to match the demand over the summer. Appointments are required for your COVID-19 test to ensure the testing center is open and has available spots.  

General Testing Reminders
  • Summer is a transition period. If you are on campus and have not received a QR code, e-mail CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance.  
     
  • Individuals who are vaccinated are not exempt from the testing program.
     
  • All individuals are required to participate in the Tulane’s surveillance testing program, regardless of vaccine status.
     
  • QR codes are provided based on testing frequency; individuals must wait until they receive their new QR code to make an appointment, and then they can get tested.
COVID Vaccine Reporting

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic other than the Tulane School of Medicine Vaccine Clinic, located on the first floor of the JBJ Building, please report proof of vaccination through the Campus Health Patient Portal – additional information will be shared for international students regarding the vaccine requirement. Please click here for the locations of vaccination sites at Tulane and throughout the area. If you choose to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical, religious or other personal reasons, you must submit a Vaccine Declination Form. If you were vaccinated at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic, your record will be updated automatically.

Should you have any general questions about testing or Patient Portal questions, please email chtestresults@tulane.edu.  

For all COVID-19 vaccine questions, please email covidvaccine@tulane.edu.

 

Help us understand more about COVID-19 transmission and vaccines with only a few simple steps!

We’re inviting all undergraduate, graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff at Tulane University who are participating in the testing program to participate in our study.

We’re asking you to complete a quick survey now, in 3 months, and in 6 months.

This study is 100% online! You can consent and fill out the surveys from any device with an internet connection. If you choose to participate, you will be entered into a monthly raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card. You will be eligible each month that you complete a survey between now and June 2022, for a maximum of three entries.

Interested? Please click here to visit our website.

Principal Investigator: Aneeka Ratnayake
1440 Canal Street, Room 2053
New Orleans, LA,70112
Mobile: (410) 600-5292