11.22.21: Reminder: Surveillance Testing Options

A message sent to members of the Lehigh community and Lehigh families

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community and Lehigh Families, 

As a reminder, in addition to mandatory testing of 100% of unvaccinated students, faculty and staff with approved medical and religious exemptions, we will offer optional asymptomatic surveillance testing today and tomorrow, Nov. 22-23, to any students, faculty and staff without symptoms who would like to be tested. 

For other types of testing, including symptomatic and close contact testing, reminders for how to make an appointment can be found here.

As always, students should contact the Health and Wellness Center, and faculty and staff should contact their personal healthcare provider and the university’s Employee Health Nurse Case Manager from Lehigh Valley Health Network, Christine Wolfe, RN. if they experience COVID-like symptoms.

Upcoming Surveillance Testing 

Nov. 22-23: Mandatory testing of 100% of unvaccinated students, faculty and staff with approved medical and religious exemptions continues. One-time optional testing for any student, faculty or staff member who would like to be tested prior to leaving for Thanksgiving break. 

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Mandatory testing of 100% of unvaccinated students, faculty and staff with approved medical and religious exemptions continues. We will resume testing of 10% of vaccinated students for this week and offer optional testing for students who have not been randomly selected and wish to be tested. This opportunity is also open to all faculty and staff. 

Dec. 6-9 and Dec. 13-15: Mandatory testing of 100% of unvaccinated students, faculty and staff with approved medical and religious exemptions continues. We will discontinue testing of 10% of vaccinated students and offer one-time optional testing for any student who would like to be tested prior to traveling home. This opportunity is also open to all faculty and staff.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

-COVID Response Team