Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Surveillance Testing

Bradley University will conduct ongoing COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) surveillance testing, free of charge, of all students, faculty and staff who will physically be on campus during the semester. Approximately 250-300 individuals will be randomly selected each week for no-cost surveillance testing conducted through Bradley University’s Health Services. Based on the random selection process, some individuals might be tested multiple times over the semester, while others might not be tested at all. The math department helped create the appropriate sampling size.

Surveillance testing monitors the status of the virus on Bradley's campus; employees working remotely and students taking classes exclusively online will not be a part of surveillance testing.

Scheduling Your Test - When Selected

  • You’ll receive an email to your Bradley account on Sunday if you’ve been selected for random surveillance testing that week. 
  • The initial email has a link you can use to schedule your appointment or to state you won’t be on campus at all during the semester.
  • Health Services will provide you instructions on how to access the testing site. Please do not use the main entrance to the Health Center.

After Testing (Getting your Results)

Results should be available within one to three days of your test.

  • If your test is negative (no presence of COVID-19), you’ll receive an email confirmation of your test results. No further action is needed.
  • If your test is positive, you’ll receive a phone call from Health Services with additional action and information needed for contact tracing and isolation. You’ll be instructed to begin isolation immediately and limit your exposure to others. Follow the directions listed below for Students, Faculty and Staff with a Positive Test Result

Universitywide testing results, in compliance with HIPAA, will be published in the COVID-19 dashboard.