Beginning on Monday, March 7th, 2022, COVID testing clinics for individuals who are not up-to-date on their COVID vaccines will no longer be offered on a weekly basis in Albany Hall.
Instead, community members who need weekly testing will be provided with free access to at-home antigen tests for use in weekly surveillance testing, and will be expected to self-administer these tests twice each week, 48 hours apart, with the second test being administered not later than Thursday of each week. We recommend that community members set an alarm on a device to remind them to take both of their assigned tests each week, within the appropriate time period.
Students are expected to immediately upload a photo of their test result with a date-time stamp into the Health Information Portal. Employees should send a photo of their results with a date-time stamp to Heyke Kirkendall-Baker, Associate Vice President of Human Resources. See this information for how to capture a date-time stamp using either an Android and iPhone. Community members who test positive should also follow the directions outlined here.
Community members who need antigen tests should pick these up in the Health Promotion suite in lower Odell Residence Hall (follow the ramp down from the bike racks). Be sure to bring your ID to swipe into the building–if you don’t have your ID card, you can pick up the phone by the door and someone can buzz you in. The suite is open for pick up of tests between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, and between 1-5 pm. Tests are available for pick up from the Health Promotion suite on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. Community members who come to the Health Promotion desk on those days will be given a quantity of tests to last through spring break. Community members should then plan to return on Monday March 28 or Tuesday, March 29 to obtain enough antigen tests to last for the rest of the semester. Students with any symptoms of COVID should not come to the Health Promotion desk to pick up tests, but should self-isolate and contact the Health Service (503-768-7165) for consultation.
Directions for completing the antigen tests will be included with the test kits. An invalid result means the test was not able to tell if you have COVID-19 or not. If the test is invalid, a new swab should be used to collect a new nasal specimen and the test should be run again, using a new test cassette and extraction buffer tube. If a community member needs an additional test due to an invalid result, they should contact us at email@example.com.
Community members who need testing in the wake of close contact to a positive case can also pick up free antigen tests at the Health Promotion desk. Call 503-768-8225 to arrange for a pick-up time.
How do I upload my COVID test results into the Health Information Portal?
- Login to the Health Information Portal.Click on the “Upload” tab near the top.
- Choose “COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Results” in the dropdown menu.
Click on “Select File”.
- Please be sure to follow the instructions related to file size and type. Only Image (.gif, .png, .tiff, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg) and Document file types (.txt, .pdf) are supported. The file size must be smaller than 4 MB.
- Then click on the “Upload” button near the bottom of the page.
All testing results will be confidential within Wellness Services and Human Resources, subject to applicable law.