Schedule your COVID-19 Test

January 5, 2021

Dear Tulane Employees,

All Tulane employees – including those who are working remotely – are required to complete a return-to-campus test and participate in ongoing surveillance testing throughout the spring semester. If you haven’t already, schedule your test immediately.

Schedule Today

You should have received an email on Dec. 18 with scheduling instructions and your personalized QR code, or you can schedule through the Tulane Patient Portal.

If you have any questions or you need an additional code, email

Increased Testing Frequency

To further protect our community, we are increasing the frequency of employee testing for the spring semester. Following return testing, employees will be tested every other week (twice per month). Schedule your test immediately after receiving the email notice from lablynx to maintain this schedule going forward.

For Employees who have previously tested positive for COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please refer to the following guidelines:

Employees who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Oct. 1, 2020

  • Follow the return-to-campus testing protocol as stated above and the regularly scheduled surveillance testing throughout the semester.  

Employees who tested positive for COVID-19 on or after Oct. 1, 2020

  • Will not be required to complete a return to campus COVID-19 test or required to participate in the surveillance testing until directed to do so by Campus Health.
  • Those who tested positive outside of the Tulane Testing Program are required to submit documentation through the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
Vaccine Information

Everyone in Louisiana will have the opportunity to get vaccinated. The Louisiana Department of Health is following prioritization guidance from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Per this federal guidance, the first round of vaccines in Louisiana is being given to frontline healthcare personnel in hospitals and residents and staff of nursing home/long-term-care facilities.

Who Gets the Vaccine Now?

Phase 1A (Population: 249,000)

  • Hospital personnel
  • Nursing home and long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Emergency medical services and fire personnel

Phase 1B, Tier 1 (Population: 640,000)

  • Schools of allied health (students, residents, staff)
  • End-stage renal disease facility personnel/clients
  • Home agency patients and personnel
  • Ambulatory/outpatient/medical/dental/behavioral health clinic personnel
  • Persons 70 years old and older

Starting the week of January 4, Louisiana began receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at approximately 100 pharmacies across the state by appointment only.

These vaccines will be available only for:

  • People 70 years old and above
  • Ambulatory/outpatient care personnel
  • People being treated for end stage renal disease (patients on dialysis)
  • Schools of allied health students/residents/staff
  • Home agency patients and personnel

Click HERE for Vaccine Locations.

In coming weeks, Tulane will have more information about availability for front line staff and affiliates.