IMPORTANT updates, regular testing week of Nov. 16

Nov. 14, 2020

 

Dear Colleagues—

Weekly COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff who are coming to the Durham campus continues with ConvenientMD at Wildcat Stadium the week of Nov. 16. Testing will be available Monday-Friday (Nov. 16-20), 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Please register in advance with ConvenientMD and remember to bring a valid photo ID. Also, if you have not already done so, please update your profile . This is critical to our ability to perform contact tracing. Remember, if you are currently working remotely and have no plans to come to campus, you do not need to participate in the testing program.

REMINDER. Starting Monday, Nov. 30, all faculty and staff will transition to the UNH COVID Lab and the self-swabbing process. All faculty and staff who plan to be on the Durham campus for any purpose between Monday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Jan. 29, must participate in the university’s testing program. If you have not already, please fill out this survey EVEN IF YOU ARE WORKING REMOTELY AND ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE TESTING PROGRAM by Monday, Nov. 16. More information will be forthcoming on how to access testing if the need to come to campus arises.

CONTACT TRACING UPDATE. Because of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services will no longer conduct contact tracing for every case, instead placing its focus on people under the age of 18, over the age of 60, those in congregate care settings and healthcare workers. This means UNH Health & Wellness will be the only contact most faculty and staff receive after an abnormal or positive test.  

Please continue to remain vigilant. Stay home if you feel sick and continue to follow all public health recommendations around mask wearing, hand washing, physical distancing and illness.

Sincerely,

Paul Dean
Chief of Police /Associate VP for Public Safety and Risk Management and Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee

Marian McCord
Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach and Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee