In order to provide a safer environment for not only Shenandoah, but also the larger community, the university is offering COVID-19 testing for all full-time undergraduate commuter students (students who do not live in a residence hall) who attend classes in the Winchester area.
All undergraduate commuter athletes will test on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will hear from the athletic department about specific times to report to the test site in the Brandt Student Center. Should your classes be affected by your scheduled test then you should prioritize testing and notify your professors before class that you will need to participate asynchronously for that class period.
We have learned that the testing company will be able to accommodate additional undergraduate commuters on Thursday afternoon until 5 p.m. Also, testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29.
Students must register for testing no later than Wednesday, Aug. 26, at noon. Students will be given a specific time for their test but will be able to recommend times more convenient to their schedule on the online form. We will try and accommodate such requests. Again, should your classes be affected by your scheduled test then you should prioritize testing and notify your professors before class that you will need to participate asynchronously for that class period.
All testing will take place in the Ferrari Room in the Brandt Student Center.
If commuter students test positive, they must enter isolation off campus, and their close contacts will be notified to enter quarantine. Those who are isolated and in quarantine will continue to attend classes online if their health allows. If commuter students in isolation or quarantine have a Shenandoah meal plan, information about dining services will be provided.
Please continue to enter your symptoms into the Shenandoah Go app every day and be diligent in mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. These are the most effective measures to contain the spread.
We thank you for your commitment to Keep Shenandoah Safe!