One of the integral components of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is testing faculty, staff, and students. Employees must undergo testing and have a negative result prior to return to campus. Students must undergo testing and must have a negative result before moving into on-campus housing or attending class.
For this return to campus testing, Campus Health has a planned schedule for testing to occur over the next several weeks, and you should have received an email when it is your time to schedule a test. You do not need to call or email to schedule testing until you've received a notification email.
The TSSW community will access the Downtown Testing Center located next to the exit of Tulane Hospital's La Salle Garage exit at 226 South Villere Street, New Orleans 70112. Do not visit this location if you do not have an appointment. The center will only administer tests to individuals with appointments. Please remember to arrive on time while wearing a mask and have your Splash ID card or number readily availble. If you do not have your Splash ID card, you will need to have a picture ID for verification of identity. If you feel sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come for your test and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
The Tulane School of Medicine Laboratory is processing the tests, and their projected turnaround time is within 24-36 hours. You will receive an email and/or phone call with your results. When your results are ready, you will receive an email letting you know to log back into the same portal where you scheduled your appointment to read the secure message with the result and any follow-up instructions. If you do not receive your test results within 48 hours of the test being perfomed, email email@example.com with your Splash ID and the date of your test.
If you test positive for COVID-19, Campus Health will help you determine whether to isolate/quarantine at home. Tulane Contact Tracers will also contact you to determine any close contacts that may need to be notified and determine what areas on campus may need to be disinfected.
This testing program is for asymptomatic individuals (people without symptoms of COVID-19). If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider for evaluation.
Faculty, staff and students who are working remotely or are out of state and learning remotely for the entire semester will not be tested. If you fall into this category, please email CHTestResults@wave.tulane.edu to unsubscribe to testing reminders.