Bradley University will conduct ongoing COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) surveillance testing of all students, faculty and staff who will physically be on campus in the fall.
REMEMBER: If students or employees are tested off campus and receive a positive test or are self-quarantining due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19, they must report that information. Students should notify Bradley Health Services. Faculty and staff should report to their immediate supervisor or HR.
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), COVID-19 testing sites for Bradley University students and employees will be in locations accessible to students with varying abilities. Students that are unable to access COVID-19 testing locations, please contact the Office of Student Access Services at 309-677-3654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bradley University faculty and staff should contact Bradley's Department of Human Resources at BUHR@fsmail.bradley.edu for accommodation concerns.
Results should be available within three to five days of your test.
Testing information regarding patients is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and will be kept confidential.
Universitywide testing results, in compliance with HIPAA, will be published for the university community.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after testing negative, you should be evaluated by a physician. Employees should not come to campus if they feel ill; students should self-quarantine in their current residence until they can schedule an appointment at the health center.
In addition to ongoing PCR surveillance testing of everyone on campus, Health Services will conduct testing for students only who exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive.
Each morning students and employees will receive an email reminding them to track their symptoms. The email will contain a link to a survey where they will record their symptoms.
While the symptom tracking survey is optional it is highly suggested that all participate.
The goal of contact tracing is to identify those specific individuals who have had significant close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 through a series of interviews. Contact tracing will determine and be communicated as such:
Confidentiality and privacy of all students, faculty and staff will be maintained during any efforts to identify potential close contacts.
If you are defined as a close contact:
It is recommended you monitor yourself for any symptoms, but action in this case is NOT needed unless you begin to develop symptoms. You do not need to self-quarantine.
Testing and contact tracing are important pieces to a multifaceted strategy to assist the campus community to understand and control the spread of COVID-19.