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COVID-19 Testing: Please Read for Updated Guidelines

August 19, 2020

Dear Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students:

The following message describes an updated timeframe for taking the COVID-19 test. We are hopeful the new timeframe will minimize any confusion around completion of the test.

ALL UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE, AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS must take a COVID-19 test and ensure results are reported to the University. To order a self-administered, mail-in test from the University’s vendor, Let’s Get Checked, please go to https://www.letsgetchecked.com/order-form. You should order the test as soon as possible and send back your sample according to the updated guidelines below. The results will automatically be sent to Student Health and Wellness at the same time they are available to you.

You may ignore this email if:

  • You have already taken the test and received your results, or
  • You do not plan to live or learn in Charlottesville or Albemarle County this fall.

UPDATED GUIDELINES

If you are already in Charlottesville/Albemarle County:
and you have not yet taken and returned your test, submit your sample as soon as possible. Continue to self-quarantine until the first day of class or the first instance of a learning activity,* whichever comes first.

If you are an undergraduate student who is not living here yet:
submit your sample to Let’s Get Checked between August 20-25. Continue to self-quarantine until move-in (if living in a residence hall) or the first day of class or the first instance of a learning activity,* whichever comes first. Please note, if you submit your sample after August 25, you risk not receiving your results in time to move into your residence hall or being cleared to attend in-person classes when those commence in your school.

If you are a graduate or professional school student who is not living here yet:
and you have not yet taken and returned your test, submit your sample as soon as possible. Continue to self-quarantine until your first day of class or the first instance of a learning activity,* whichever comes first.

If you are under 18 or you are coming to Charlottesville/Albemarle County from abroad:
please continue to follow the special instructions you have received.

*Learning activities include any in-person activity, such as taking an in-person class, attending office hours, meeting with a student study group, or visiting the library or gym.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 testing or the above guidelines, please contact ReturntoGrounds@virginia.edu. Email will result in a more timely response, but you may also call 833-454-6902 (domestic); or +1-202-800-2408 (international).

Sincerely,
Allen W. Groves
University Dean of Students