COVID-19 Testing for Students: A Message from the Student Health Center
Welcome back to campus and thank you for participating in the efforts designed to keep our campus as healthy and safe as possible this semester. The Student Health Team wants to share a few reminders about our new routines around testing and symptom monitoring to ensure we stay on track together.
Do I need to get tested?
All students who plan to visit campus for any reason are required to be tested weekly.
All students living in campus housing are required to be tested. Commuter students and students living off campus in the Burlington or Winooksi area who plan to attend class in person, or access any campus resources, like the Library, SmartSpace, Rental House, Fitness Center, or Dining Hall, must participate in weekly testing.
If you are receiving this email and do not believe you are required to participate in testing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share the details of your circumstances.
When do I get tested?
Every student required to test should be tested this week, and every week until Thanksgiving. We ask that you make every effort to be tested on the same day each week. Testing takes place in the tent behind Perry Hall and is done on a walk-in basis during the following hours:
Monday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Perry Hall testing is for asymptomatic testing only. If you develop COVID symptoms, please contact the Student Health Center to schedule an appointment and testing.
Where do I get my testing results?
The College’s COVID testing program is run through a lab called the Broad Institute in Boston, MA. The Broad Institute communicates test results through a basic platform called Care Evolve.
When the result for the first test becomes available, you will receive an email from Broad/Care Evolve inviting you to create an account to receive your first and future test results. (For students who moved into campus housing August 15-17, this is different from the initial guidance we provided. You should sign up for a Care Evolve account.)
When creating your account, please provide your legal name, gender information, Champlain email address, and the College’s address, 375 Maple Street, Burlington, VT, 05401. Unfortunately, because these are medical records which are required by law to use legal identifiers, we are not able to create user accounts using chosen names and pronouns.
When you login to Care Evolve to see your results, you will see a list of test dates. Click on the date to display the results.
When do I complete the Daily Health Screening Survey?
You should complete the Daily Health Screening Survey to check for symptoms of COVID-19 every morning before coming to campus. The apartments at 194 St. Paul Street are considered part of campu; if you live in 194, please complete the survey every day. If you live in an off-campus residence or are a commuter student, you only need to complete the survey if you are coming to campus.
Text reminders are sent each morning to the cell phone number you provided on the Health Pledge. If you are not receiving the text reminders, please contact Compass Student Services by email at email@example.com or by text at 802.992.1474.
What if I need to travel outside of Vermont during the semester?
All members of the campus community are required to follow the State of Vermont Cross State Travel Requirements if traveling out of state during the fall semester. Students are encouraged to stay in Vermont for the duration of the semester to avoid the need to quarantine on your return to the state. If you must travel, you are required to notify the College by completing this form that will allow the Student Health Center to advise you on quarantine requirements, including the possibility of arranging quarantine housing.
We know there are a lot of details to manage and new routines to develop as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic as a campus community. Don’t hesitate to contact the Student Health Center with your COVID-19 related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. #LetUsCare
Champlain Student Health Center Team