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Last Updated: Sept. 16, 2021

The purpose of Tulane’s comprehensive and ongoing testing program is to swiftly identify and isolate all positive individuals and to quarantine all close contacts to contain the potential spread of COVID-19.

As we enter a new phase of COVID-19 requirements we will continue to require testing for students, faculty and staff during Fall 2021.

The test uses a RT-PCR method approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The test is performed by the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Tulane University School of Medicine. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to perform high-complexity testing. Results from all testing conducted by Tulane’s Molecular Pathology Lab, including numbers of tests and positive results, is shared with the Louisiana Department of Health, and is reflected in state and city reporting.

 

 

About Testing

Fall 2021

We will continue to require testing for students, faculty and staff during Fall 2021. Testing will be scheduled through email prompts, which all Tulane students, faculty and staff should be receiving. Testing is conducted at the Tulane Testing Centers Uptown at Phelps and Downtown at LaSalle.

Schedule your test on the Patient Portal when you receive a notification email. Test results will be returned within 48 hours. You will receive an email and/or phone call with your results.

Do not call or email Campus Health to schedule testing. For questions about testing, email CHTestResults@wave.tulane.edu.

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Types of Testing

Asymptomatic Surveillance Testing

This testing program is administered through the Tulane Testing Centers. The Testing Centers are for asymptomatic surveillance testing – not for testing symptomatic individuals or those who believe they have come in close contact with someone who is positive. Do not call or email Campus Health to schedule asymptomatic testing.

Symptomatic Testing

If you are a student who is experiencing symptoms, you should schedule a telehealth visit through the Campus Health Patient Portal or contact your healthcare provider. If you are an employee who is experiencing symptoms, you should contact the Living Well Clinic or your primary care provider.

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Return From Ida Testing: Students

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students)

Undergraduate students moving into residence halls on the uptown campus are required to take a COVID-19 test and report their results no more than 72 hours prior to their return to campus. Tests administered more than 72 hours prior to arrival will not be accepted. Students are required to upload their test result in the Patient Portal.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional Students living off-campus must complete a COVID-19 test prior to their return to campus. 

We prefer a completed PCR test but will accept a rapid test from a healthcare provider.

We are also requesting that undergraduate, graduate, and professional students take precautions and quarantine for 5-7 days prior to their return to New Orleans. This will reduce the risk of students returning to campus with COVID-19. Students should complete their test to return to campus as close to their return date as possible. We recognize that testing may not be available for all students. Email CHTestResults@tulane.edu if you are unable to get a test before arrival on campus. 

How to submit documentation of your pre-arrival COVID-19 test:

  1. Log into the patient portal using your Tulane email address (without the @tulane.edu) and your email password
  2. Go to the COVID-19 tab
  3. Enter Date of the COVID-19 test results
  4. Click Submit
  5. Choose “Select File” and attach the file
  6. Choose “Upload.”

*Please Note: When attempting to upload your record, the file name of the record should be short and should not include special characters or spaces.

Fall 2021 Return to Campus Testing 9/20-9/27

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are not allowed on the uptown campus prior to 9/24. COVID-19 testing is available at the Downtown Testing Center, 226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit, or the new Temporary Testing Center at the Episcopal Student Center, 1100 Broadway Street.

  • The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. You will also receive an attached unique QR code for your individual test to be performed. Do not share your unique QR Code, as it is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used — you will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.
     
  • Please have your original email with the QR code attachment with you when you arrive at the testing center along with your SPLASH ID.

All residential students are required to complete a COVID-19 test on campus within 36 hours of their arrival.

Off-campus undergraduate, graduate and professional students should schedule an appointment for on-campus testing between 9/20 and 9/26 as soon as they receive the testing email. You must complete one Tulane Testing Center test prior to the start of classes, so please plan accordingly.

Emails will be sent to the Tulane community to prompt test scheduling. If you HAVE NOT received an email, please email CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance. Emails are not to sent to all individuals at the same time.

Parents, guardians, faculty, staff and supervisors are asked not to send emails on behalf of students or their employees. Campus Health officials must work directly with the tested individual.

Testing Center Availability for 9/20-9/26
  • OPEN 9/20-9/23: Episcopal Student Center (Temporary Uptown Testing Site), 1100 Broadway Street, is available for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
     
  • OPEN 9/20-9/24: LaSalle (Downtown), 226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit, is available for employees, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
     
  • OPEN 9/20-9/23: Phelps (Uptown) is available for EMPLOYEES ONLY.
     
  • OPEN 9/24-9/26: The 1834 Club, located in the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus, is available for off-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and employees.

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are not allowed on the uptown campus until 9/24. Testing is available at the Downtown Testing Center, 226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit, or the new Temporary Testing Center at the Episcopal Student Center, 1100 Broadway Street.

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Return From Ida Testing: Employees

This information applies to faculty and staff on the Uptown Campus who are returning to work 9/20/2021.

Uptown faculty and staff are required to complete one test between 9/20 and 9/26. You do not need to wait for your test result before you return to work.

You should complete the online COVID-19 Reporting Form if you have:

  • tested positive for the virus on or off campus or
  • if you believe you or another person is a close contact.  
    This is critical to help us manage the testing schedule for individuals who have recovered from COVID infection.
Uptown Campus Fall 2021 Asymptomatic Testing 9/20-9/26

Uptown faculty and staff should schedule an appointment for on-campus testing between 9/20 and 9/26 as soon as they receive the testing email.

The Tulane Testing Centers both downtown (LaSalle) and uptown (Phelps) are open. A new uptown testing location is also now available – the 1834 Club in the LBC. Tests are administered by appointment only.

  • LaSalle (Downtown) is available for employees, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
     
  • Phelps (Uptown) is exclusively for residential undergraduate students.
     
  • 1834 is available for off-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and employees.
     
  • Between 9/20-9/26 you may utilize whichever testing center has availability to fit your schedule.

The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. There will be an attached unique QR code for your individual test to be performed. Do not share your unique QR Code, as it is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used — you will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.

Please have your original email with the QR code attachment with you when you arrive at the testing center along with your SPLASH ID.

Emails will be sent to the Tulane community to prompt test scheduling. If you HAVE NOT received an email by 9/26 email CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance. Emails are not sent to all individuals at the same time; therefore, you and your co-workers may receive emails at different times.

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Tulane Testing Centers

Tulane has two Testing Centers to screen asymptomatic individuals (people without symptoms of COVID-19). The centers do not allow drop-in testing for those who are experiencing symptoms or who may have been exposed. Do not visit a testing center without scheduling first. Appointments are required for safety purposes — schedules allow for social distancing and to manage flow and wait times.

Emails are sent from no-reply@lablynx.com to prompt test scheduling. Please do not visit a campus testing center before receiving a scheduling notice. Do not call or email Campus Health to schedule asymptomatic testing.

If you are student and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should schedule a telehealth visit through the Campus Health Patient Portal or contact your healthcare provider. If you are an employee who is experiencing symptoms, you should contact the Living Well Clinic or your healthcare provider.

For questions about testing, email CHTestResults@wave.tulane.edu.

Locations

  • Phelps Hall — 27 McAlister Place
     
  • Downtown/LaSalle
    226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit

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Testing Frequency

Fall 2021 Testing

The following testing schedule is planned for Fall 2021:

  • Participation in testing is required of all students, faculty and staff.
     
  • All unvaccinated individuals will be required (with no exceptions) to test twice weekly beginning Aug. 23, 2021.
     
  • Through the surveillance testing program, a random sample of graduate, undergraduate, faculty, and staff who are vaccinated, will be tested at least twice a month.
     
  • Any individual, regardless of vaccination status, receiving a QR Code must schedule their test as directed in the testing email. Test results are processed by the Tulane School of Medicine Laboratory. Expect results, via a phone call or email, within 24-36 hours. If you do not receive results after 36 hours, please email CHTestResults@wave.tulane.edu.
     
  • The Tulane Testing Centers, The Living Well Clinics, and all Campus Health locations work by appointment. Please do not show up, unless directed to do so via phone or email, without a scheduled appointment and a new QR code.

Important Facts

  • Test schedule is subject to change. Please check this page for updates. Please monitor your email and schedule your testing when you receive your notice.
     
  • Please do not visit a campus testing center before receiving a scheduling notice/QR Code. If you do not have an active order (QR code) to get tested, you will be turned away from the testing center.
     
  • Be sure to complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form if you receive a positive test result from an outside healthcare provider and not through Tulane.
     
  • Individuals who have tested positive are not to be tested for 90 days. If you receive a notice, please contact CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance.
     
  • For questions about testing, email CHTestResults@tulane.edu.
     
  • Current COVID-19 Vaccine information is available here.

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Contact Tracing

Tulane’s contact tracing protocols are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health agencies and utilize the Johns Hopkins model. The goal of contact tracing is to swiftly identify close contacts to those who have tested positive with COVID-19 to prevent transmission.

If a member of the Tulane community tests positive for COVID-19 at a Tulane Testing Center, the Student Health Center or the Living Well Clinic, they will be contacted by a Tulane Contact Tracer. Tulane Contact Tracers will interview the COVID-19 positive person to identify close contacts, help monitor symptoms and provide resources to support isolation.

If a member of the Tulane community receives notice of a positive result from an outside healthcare provider, they must complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form so that contact tracing can be implemented. Employees should immediately notify their supervisor. If an employee is unable to complete the form due to illness, a supervisor can complete it on their behalf. Additional resources may be triggered following submission of the form.

Tulane Contact Tracers will call members of the Tulane Community who may have closely interacted with the person who tested positive. The names of contacts not affiliated with Tulane will not be contacted by Tulane Contact Tracers. Tulane Campus Health will coordinate with the Louisiana Department of Health to notify non-affiliates.

Tulane Contact Tracers will not share the identity of the person who tested positive with the contacts.

CDC guidance provides specific criteria to guide contact tracing notifications. Please do not take actions (e.g. cancel classes, send entire groups of people home) that impact a wide array of people. Tulane Contact Tracers will advise Human Resources regarding necessary actions.

For questions about contact tracing, email CHContactTrace@tulane.edu.

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Quarantine & Isolation

The CDC provides two separate definitions for quarantine and for isolation. Requirements for both vary depending on whether the individual is a student or a university employee.

  • Quarantine is used when a person has potentially been exposed to an illness and needs to separate from other people to see if they develop symptoms.
     
  • Isolation is used when someone has symptoms or is confirmed to have an illness.
     

Tulane-hosted Quarantine & Isolation Spaces

During fall 2021, Tulane will have limited isolation space on campus. Tulane will have NO quarantine space on campus. Students who need to quarantine will need to find their own quarantine location. Students may not quarantine in their residence hall room.

A case manager from Student Affairs will be assigned to each student and will make periodic checks to ensure compliance with isolation/quarantine and to assist the student if necessary.

Tulane is providing isolation space for students who have tested positive. Students will continue their coursework remotely.

For some the Tulane isolation space may be undesirable. For this reason, some students have chosen to rent an off-campus property. These students are still assigned a case manager and can reach out to us for any needs they may have. Some short-term rentals and hotels have guidelines that prohibit renting to individuals who have tested positive or are a close contact of a COVID-19 individual. Please check these guidelines before renting an off-campus property.

Quarantine & Isolation Guidelines

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Louisiana Department of Health guidelines call for a combination of a symptom-based & test-based strategy for determining when isolation or quarantine should be discontinued. Tulane is following these guidelines.

Isolation Guidelines: Isolation can end 10 days following either symptom onset or the first positive test if the positive individual has been symptom free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours.

Quarantine Guidelines: Those who have been vaccinated WILL NOT need to quarantine. Quarantine duration is 7 days from date of last exposure. Tulane students and staff will be discharged from quarantine on day 8 if the following criteria are met:

  • They get a COVID-19 test* on day 7 of quarantine which comes back with a negative result.
  • They are not experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms on day 7 of quarantine.

* A PCR test is the ONLY type of test that will be accepted to discharge someone from quarantine

If someone is experiencing symptoms on day 7 ONLY of their quarantine (it does not matter if they experience symptoms on days 1-6), the quarantine period will be extended by 3 days for a total of 10 days. If the symptomatic person is tested on day 7, negative test results from that test will not discharge them early from their 10-day quarantine period. Below are the criteria to discharge someone from their 10-day quarantine:

  • Improving symptoms for the past 3 days
  • No fever in the last 24 hours and no use of fever reducing medication

After a person is discharged from either their 7-day or 10-day quarantine, they should still (per the CDC):

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If symptoms occur, immediately set up an appointment with either the Student Health Center or their medical provider.
  • Take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as: wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, washing their hands and avoiding crowds.

Students that are quarantining off campus will be required to receive their day 7 COVID-19 tests through Tulane. Tests conducted outside of Tulane will not be accepted to discharge a student from quarantine. Students quarantining off campus will be scheduled to receive a COVID-19 test at the Student Health Center on day 7 of their quarantine. No testing will occur on Sundays at the Health Center during Fall 2021. If a student’s day 7 test should occur on a Sunday, it will be scheduled for Monday instead.

Contact tracers from Campus Health are notified of all COVID-19 positive tests completed through the Tulane System immediately. If students, faculty or staff get tested outside the Tulane System and receive a positive result, it is important to complete a COVID-19 Reporting Form as quickly as possible to notify contact tracers.

If you receive a positive result or believe you are a close contact and are unvaccinated, please isolate/quarantine immediately. You will get follow-up from a contact tracer within 24 hours of reporting your close contact.

To help better understand when you should be in isolation or quarantine, visit the CDC website.

Possible Exposure

If you believe you have been in close contact notify the university immediately regarding your contact by completing the online COVID-19 Reporting Form and someone will contact you with next steps. Please note, a close contact is someone who spent a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, closer than 6 feet, with someone who tested positive.

Returning After Isolation or Quarantine

Determining when to return to campus for class or work, or to be in the company of others, will be based on state and local health department and CDC guidance.

The university follows CDC, local and state health department guidance for determining when to return to on-site work or classes. These determinations will be based on discussions with the faculty, staff or student’s health care provider and in accordance with the guidance. For more details, view detailed guidelines on the CDC website.

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Testing FAQs

I’m a student. Do I need to get tested before I return to campus post-Hurricane Ida?

Yes.

Undergraduate students moving into residence halls on the uptown campus are required to take a COVID-19 test and report their results no more than 72 hours prior to their return to campus. Tests administered more than 72 hours prior to arrival will not be accepted. Students are required to upload their test result in the Patient Portal.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional students living off-campus must complete a COVID-19 test prior to their return to campus.

We prefer a completed PCR test but will accept a rapid test from a healthcare provider.

How to submit documentation of your pre-arrival COVID-19 test:

  1. Log into the patient portal using your Tulane email address (without the @tulane.edu) and your email password
  2. Go to the COVID-19 tab
  3. Enter Date of the COVID-19 test results
  4. Click Submit
  5. Choose “Select File” and attach the file
  6. Choose “Upload.”

*Please Note: When attempting to upload your record, the file name of the record should be short and should not include special characters or spaces.

We are also requesting that undergraduate, graduate, and professional students take precautions and quarantine for 5-7 days prior to their return to New Orleans. This will reduce the risk of students returning to campus with COVID-19. Students should complete their test to return to campus as close to their return date as possible. We recognize that testing may not be available for all students. Email CHTestResults@tulane.edu if you are unable to get a test before arrival on campus.

I’m a student. Will there be more testing when I come back to campus post-Hurricane Ida?

Yes.

All residential students are required to complete a COVID-19 test on campus within 36 hours of their arrival.

Off-campus undergraduate, graduate and professional students should schedule an appointment for on-campus testing between 9/20 and 9/26 as soon as they receive the testing email. You must complete one Tulane Testing Center test prior to the start of classes, so please plan accordingly.

COVID-19 testing is currently available at the Downtown Testing Center, 226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit and at the new Temporary Testing Center at the Episcopal Student Center, 1100 Broadway Street.

Please Note: Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are not allowed on the Uptown campus prior to 9/24.

  • The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. You will also receive an attached unique QR code for your individual test to be performed. Do not share your unique QR Code, as it is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used — you will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.
     
  • Please have your original email with the QR code attachment with you when you arrive at the testing center along with your SPLASH ID. 

Emails will be sent to the Tulane community to prompt test scheduling. If you HAVE NOT received an email, please email CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance. Emails are not to sent to all individuals at the same time.

When and where can I get tested on campus post-Hurricane Ida?

Testing Center Availability from 9/20 through 9/26:

  • OPEN 9/20-9/23: Episcopal Student Center (Temporary Uptown Testing Site), 1100 Broadway Street, is available for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
     
  • OPEN 9/20-9/24: LaSalle (Downtown), 226 South Villere Street, next to Tulane Hospital’s LaSalle Garage exit, is available for employees, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
     
  • OPEN 9/20-9/23: Phelps (Uptown) is available for EMPLOYEES ONLY from 9/20 through 9/23. On 9/24 Phelps (Uptown) will be available to students.
     
  • OPEN 9/24-9/26: The 1834 Club, located in the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus, is available for off-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and employees.
I’m an employee on the Uptown campus. Do I need to get tested before I return to work post-Hurricane Ida?

Yes.

Uptown Faculty and Staff should schedule an appointment for on-campus testing between 9/20 and 9/26 as soon as they receive the testing email. The Tulane Testing Centers both downtown (LaSalle) and uptown (Phelps) are open. A new uptown testing location is also now available – the 1834 Club in the LBC. Tests are administered by appointment only.

  • LaSalle (Downtown) is available for employees, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
  • Phelps (Uptown) is open to employees only from 9/20 through 9/23. On 9/24 Phelps (Uptown) will be open exclusively for residential undergraduate students only.
  • 1834 is available for off-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and employees.

The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. There will be an attached unique QR code for your individual test to be performed. Do not share your unique QR Code, as it is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used — you will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.

Please have your original email with the QR code attachment with you when you arrive at the testing center along with your SPLASH ID. Emails will be sent to the Tulane community to prompt test scheduling. If you HAVE NOT received an email by 9/26 email CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance. Emails are not sent to all individuals at the same time; therefore, you and your co-workers may receive emails at different times.

Do I need to get tested if I am vaccinated?
  • Regardless of vaccination status, there will be some testing requirements. Our plans are based on current public health guidance. Developments in the weeks ahead may prompt new and updated guidance. We ask for your patience as we adjust our plans and strategy to meet changing circumstances.
     
  • Undergraduate students moving into residence halls on the uptown campus are required to receive and report a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival on campus; students are required to upload their test through the Campus Health Patient Portal. If you need guidance on uploading your results, please review this online video tutorial. We will accept a PCR, or any available rapid test.
     
  • Students should complete their test to return to campus as close to their return date as possible. We recognize that testing may not be available for all students. Email CHTestResults@tulane.edu if you are unable to get a test.
     
  • Return testing for students, faculty and staff will begin August 15 and will end August 22. In addition to pre-arrival testing, vaccinated residential undergraduate students should complete an on-campus test within one week of their move-in time slot.
     
  • Unvaccinated residential undergraduate students are required to complete an on-campus test within 24 hours of arrival; these students should monitor their Tulane email account for a scheduling message and get tested within 24 hours of receiving one.
     
  • The scheduling email (from lablynx) will be your notice to schedule testing at one of our testing centers. There will be an attached unique QR code for your individual test. Do not share your unique QR Code. It is linked to your private health information. QR Codes cannot be re-used. You will receive a new QR code each time you are required to get tested.
     
  • Off-campus students should schedule an appointment for testing prior to their return to New Orleans and at the uptown or downtown testing centers as soon as they receive the testing email. You must complete a test prior to the start of classes, please plan accordingly.
     
  • If you HAVE NOT received an email by August 20, email CHTestResults@tulane.edu for assistance. Emails are not sent to all individuals at the same time.
What are the testing protocols for unvaccinated individuals?

Starting on August 23, unvaccinated individuals will receive QR codes from Tulane to get tested at least twice a week at the Tulane testing centers. This may be subject to change based on recommendations by state, local, and federal health officials.

Do I need to wear a mask if I am unvaccinated?

Yes, all unvaccinated individuals need to wear a mask inside and outside of the buildings on all of Tulane’s campus.

How do I get tested if I am vaccinated but experiencing COVID-like symptoms?
  • Individuals who are experiencing symptoms or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 should NOT get tested at the surveillance testing sites.
     
  • HOWEVER, individuals who are experiencing symptoms or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. After completing the form, Tulane’s Contact Tracing Team will reach out to you and provide next steps for testing along with isolation/quarantine requirements.

Testing is available at the for students through Campus Health and the Living Well clinics for employees.

What are the protocols for close contacts or outside positives who are vaccinated?
  • Close contacts should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. All people should take a COVID test immediately after a known or suspected exposure to COVID-19. If negative, they should retest again between five- and seven-days post-exposure.
     
  • Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if they are a close contact. However, they should monitor their symptoms.
     
  • Individuals who are positive and have been vaccinated will need to isolate for 10 days.
What are the protocols for close contacts or outside positives who are unvaccinated?
  • Close contacts should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Unvaccinated individuals will need to quarantine for 7 days and receive a negative result on their 7th day in order to leave quarantine. Individuals will need to complete this test at an offsite location, they cannot utilize the surveillance testing sites.
     
  • Individuals who are positive and are NOT vaccinated will need to isolate for 10 days.
Can I join the testing rotation if I am vaccinated?

No. You cannot opt into the testing rotation.

Are employees in quarantine allowed to get tested at Tulane on their 7th day or do they have to go to an outside testing site?

Close contacts should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Then Tulane Contact Tracers will reach out regarding testing locations available for employees at Tulane.

Where can close contact students get tested?

Close contacts should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. The Contact Tracing Team will reach out to you regarding testing.

Must students receive their pre-arrival testing at an off-campus testing?

Students outside the New Orleans area should get tested prior to travel. New Orleans-area students can get their tests at local Walgreens, CVS, or many urgent care clinics. We accept any type of test for pre-arrival testing.

Does Tulane have quarantine space for any student?

We do not have quarantine space for students who are close contacts of an individual who has tested positive, but have not tested positive themselves. Students who have to quarantine need to develop a plan for their quarantine needs. Case Management and Victim Support Services is available to help students in need of acquiring isolation space.

Will Tulane only have isolation space for students who live on-campus?

Yes. Unfortunately, we only have the capacity to isolate students who are living in on-campus residences. Off-campus students who cannot isolate on their own can work with Case Management and Victim Support Services for help.

Will Tulane have any isolation space for unvaccinated students living on campus? What about unvaccinated living off-campus?

All isolation space is for on-campus residential students only, regardless of vaccination status. Off-campus students will be advised to self-isolate using CDC guidance and to work with Case Management and Victim Support Services for other needs.

What is the university’s policy regarding COVID protocols in residence halls?

Residential students must wear a face covering in all common spaces. Students are not required to wear face coverings in their own residence hall rooms/suites.

Residential students may visit other Tulane residence halls. Off-campus guests and non-residential students may not visit residence halls.

Are students required to take part in the Tulane testing program if their program is fully online?

Non-residential students with a fully online course load who are not visiting Tulane campuses for any reason are not required to participate in the testing program. All students taking a percentage of their courses in-person must take part in the testing program.

 

Please contact CHTestResults@Tulane.edu regarding general COVID questions and contact CHContactTrace@Tulane.edu for questions regarding positive status or potential exposure.

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