Testing & Screening

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Testing and screening for COVID-19 symptoms are important components of BSU safety protocols to protect against coronavirus spread on campus.

On-Campus Testing


Thurgood Marshall Library, Rm. 1200


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Make appointments via the Wellness Portal

Off-Campus Testing

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Requirements, Protocols & Screening

    • Fully vaccinated: test every 30 days
    • Vaccine exemption:test two times per week
    • Close contact with positive person: test five days after first exposure
    • Persons who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for five days.
    • Persons notified of a positive result should notify supervisor/instructor to confirm arrangements for absence
    • Telework or remote learning is recommended, if the person is able
    • Employees who are sick and unable to work should use sick leave
    • After completion of five-day isolation, employees must take an at-home rapid test to confirm negative for COVID-19 infection. Employees should follow the Wellness Center contact tracing team's instruction to secure the at-home test kit at the Wellness Center curbside before leaving campus to begin isolation. If the rapid test is positive, an additional five days of isolation is required.
  • Close contact is defined as someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period regardless of mask use.

    • Persons who are up-to-date with the vaccine (including booster if eligible) and are exposed to a positive individual do not need to quarantine if they have no symptoms.
    • Persons without a booster shot (if eligible) and are exposed to a positive individual must quarantine, even if they have no symptoms, and test after five days.
  • The Wellness Portal uses a color-coded badging system to monitor compliance with COVID-19 daily symptom screening as well as testing and vaccine requirements. Students and employees must comply with all requirements to enter campus. Persons must log into the portal from a browser or click a link sent via email each day.

    Badge Status Indicator

    • Green = COVID-19 test is negative and the daily COVID-19 survey has been completed within 24 hours. Easy access to campus.
    • Yellow = overdue items: no daily COVID-19 survey submitted or test last performed greater than 30 days. Access to campus granted with completion of survey or proof of testing appointment
    • Red = COVID-19 positive or exposed to COVID-19 individual. No access to campus permitted.
    • Purple = Not compliant with vaccine requirement. No access to campus permitted. Contact the Wellness Center at 301-860-4170.