Testing, Tracing, Tracking and Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines

Dear Bradley Community,

It has been great to have the energy of our students return to campus. We have appreciated the compliance and the seriousness to which you have taken this return. Let’s remain vigilant. #BradleyUnite.

A few of the key pieces of our return to campus plan are the ability to test, track and trace for the COVID-19 virus. We are implementing two processes to support that effort: surveillance testing and a daily symptom tracker. Here’s how it all works:

Surveillance Testing Program

As part of the COVID-19 surveillance testing program, each week 250-300 campus members will be randomly selected for a free COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test to be administered at Bradley Health Services. This type of testing will help us monitor the status of the virus on Bradley's campus.

How it Will Work:

On Mondays, if you are selected for testing, you will receive an email from Bradley Health Services, directing you to make an appointment for testing during the week. The email will come from covid19symptoms@bradley.edu. Make a note of this address as you may receive other messages from it. Once you make the appointment, you will receive directions of where to go and what to do. Testing is part of the campus expectations and guidelines, so you are required to participate. Students and employees, please familiarize yourself with these guidelines and expectations.

This video will walk you through the testing process and show you how it will be administered.

Results and Contact Tracing

Your test results should be available within three to five days. If your test is negative (no presence of COVID-19), you will receive an email confirmation and you won’t need to do anything. If your test is positive, you will receive a phone call from Health Services with additional action and information needed for contact tracing and isolation.

It’s critically important you cooperate and provide all the information you can. Contact tracing allows us to identify anyone who might be at risk, and it will help stop the spread of the virus. The entire contact tracing process is available online.

Anyone who tests positive will be required to isolate. Employees will do so at home, while students will have the option of staying on campus if they can’t return to their permanent address. We have identified spaces for isolation, and we have an extensive plan in place outlining what you will need to do and how we will help you. Visit the quarantine and isolation guidelines to learn more.

Daily Symptom Tracker

Beginning later this week, each morning at 7 a.m., you will receive an email from covid19symptoms@bradley.edu reminding you to track your symptoms. The email will contain a link to a survey where you will record if you are exhibiting symptoms.

  • If there are no symptoms, you will receive an all-clear.
  • If there are minor symptoms, you will be asked to monitor your symptoms.
  • If there are major symptoms, students will be directed to contact Health Services to arrange testing and isolation. Employees will be directed to contact their personal health care provider to do the same.

We strongly encourage you to use the daily symptom tracker.

Thank you for committing to keeping yourselves and each other healthy. We can do this. Bradley Unite!

We encourage you to visit the FAQs posted on our coronavirus website to answer other questions you may have about fall plans. We’ll continue to send emails with updates and if you have questions or concerns, please send them to covid19concerns@fsmail.bradley.edu.