Misericordia University Surveillance Testing
Misericordia University has taken a lead role in helping battle the coronavirus pandemic in the area through the establishment of COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Laboratory on campus. Surveillance testing at universities is strongly encouraged by state and national health officials as it allows health professionals to conduct randomized testing for students, staff and faculty, with the goal of maintaining a safe campus environment in which to work and learn.
Each week, a random sample of 20 percent of the MU on-campus community will be notified via an email that they have been selected for a test in the coming week. Please see our frequently asked questions below to learn more about the surveillance testing process and obtain answers to our most commonly asked questions. For other specific questions about surviellance testing, please contact email@example.com.
Visit our FAQs page for frequently asked questions regarding our response to the pandemic. Visit Misericordia's COVID-19 Protocols & Updates page to view additional media coverage on the Surveillance Testing Laboratory on campus.
- What is surveillance testing?
- What should I expect if I am selected to participate in surveillance testing on campus?
- Why are we doing surveillance testing?
- Is participating in surveillance mandatory?
- When will the testing be done?
- How is the testing being conducted?
- Who needs to be tested?
- What is being tested and what happens to my saliva sample?
- What is pooled testing and how does it work?
- When and how will I get my test results?
- What does my test result mean, and what do I need to do after receiving my results?
- Will I know if my sample was in a positive pool, and will I need come in again to be retested if my sample was in a positive pool?
- I was just tested in the past week or two. Do I need to test again?
- If I am being tested on a regular basis elsewhere, can that test take the place of the MU test?
- What happens if I do not come in for testing on a week when I am selected?
- If I have received the COVID vaccine am I exempt from testing?
- If I had the vaccine will the interfere with my COVID test?
- Can I be exempt from testing?
- Whom do I contact if I think I should be exempt from testing?
- Whom do I contact if I have a question regarding surveillance testing?