Testing

Testing for Coronavirus

On Campus Testing

On campus testing for faculty, staff and students is available at the Student Health Center from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., M-F. Please call ahead for an appointment if you are having symptoms, 336-334-7880, or notify the staff at the front entrance.

Management of Positive Results

Those who test positive will need to be isolated for 10 days, typically the length of time a person remains contagious, and will have to refrain from all on campus activities.

Management of Contacts at Risk of Transmission 

Those who are discovered to be at risk of catching the virus due to a risky direct contact with a positive case will need to be quarantined for 7-14 days according to CDC guidelines, and will also have to refrain from all on campus activities. Anyone exposed to the virus should be tested as soon as can be arranged. To help identify risky exposures, the State of NC has made an app available: SlowCOVIDNC, which will notify you and will not make your personal information vulnerable for any tracing. Exposed persons who have been vaccinated to not need to test unless they have close personal contact with the positive patien or if they have symptoms of coronavirus.

Students

Students living in on-campus housing will be required to move to special housing reserved for coronavirus patients to minimize spread of the virus in residence halls. During the quarantine period, such students will not be allowed to attend in-person classes or go to A&T dining facilities. Meals and other necessities will be brought to quarantined/isolated students.

Students who live off campus will be required to quarantine/isolate at their residence. During this period, they are required to remain off campus. If the student is ill or continues to manifest coronavirus symptoms, a further period of isolation and additional medical treatment may be required. Students may recieve additional direction for treatment and further isolation from the Student Health Center staff.

Student Testing Requirements

Per UNC System guidelines, unvaccinated students must be tested for COVID-19 regularly throughout the semester and/or until fully vaccinated.  

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.

Testing for unvaccinated students will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7, as the university and Student Health Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, for the Labor Day holiday). Commuter students will be selected randomly to be tested each week. Residential students will be tested weekly as scheduled below: 

  • Monday: Aggies Suites E and F
  • Tuesday: Cooper and Holland
  • Wednesday: Barbee, Vanstory and Curtis
  • Thursday: Pride, Morrison and Morrow
  • Friday: McCain, McNeil, Richmond and Blair

Except for Labor Day, testing will occur on the following days and times:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center
  • Monday through Friday, 4–6:30 p.m., in the Student Health Center 

Testing must occur through the Student Health Center unless prior approval has been arranged. 

Official testing results will be sent within 48 hours via email from Aurora. Preliminary results will be available for students who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are symptomatic. 

Vaccinations are available in the Student Health Center Pharmacy on Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., and 2–4:30 p.m. Vaccinations are available on Tuesday in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Finally, students who are traveling, particularly outside the United States, should be mindful of CDC guidelines for international travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic, available here

For questions or concerns, please contact the Student Health Center at health@ncat.edu.

Employees

Faculty or staff members who test positive will also be required to isolate for 10 days. During the quarantine, those employees are not permitted to be on campus. If the employee is ill or continues to manifest coronavirus symptoms, a further period of isolation and additional medical treatment may be required. Such employees are strongly encouraged to follow the direction of their physicians. Employees who test positive off campus must notify the Student Health Center of their results so clearance from isolation can be arranged.

Employee Testing Requirements 

Per UNC System guidelines, unvaccinated employees must be tested for COVID-19 regularly throughout the semester and/or until fully vaccinated.  

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). If you do not meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.  

The testing schedule for unvaccinated employees is alphabetical by last name and is as follows: 

  • Monday: A-C
  • Tuesday: D-H
  • Wednesday: I-M
  • Thursday: N-R
  • Friday: S-Z

 

Testing will occur Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center and 4–6:30 p.m., in the Student Health Center. 

Testing must occur through the Student Health Center unless prior approval has been arranged. 

Official testing results will be sent within 48 hours via email from Aurora. Preliminary results will be available for students who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are symptomatic. 

To be exempt from regular testing, employees must provide proof of vaccination. Employees with a proof of vaccination card who haven’t already done so should scan and upload it to https://ncat.medicatconnect.com. Employees who do not have a vaccination card may retrieve it from the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Portal: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/after-youve-been-vaccinated/your-vaccine-information. Do not email the proof of vaccination card to Human Resources or the Student Health Center. For assistance, email CovidVaccineHelp@ncat.edu.

 

Vaccinations are available in the Student Health Center Pharmacy on Monday and on Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., and 2–4:30 p.m. Vaccinations are available on Tuesday in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

For questions or concerns, please contact the Student Health Center at health@ncat.edu.

Vaccines

Coronavirus vaccines for those over 12 years of age are available through the Student Health Center. Call (336) 334-7880 to schedule your vaccine.

Vaccinated students who are exposed to coronaviurs do not need to quarantine or test after the exposure unless:

  1. They have symptoms of coronavirus
  2. They are roomates
  3. They share intimate contact

COVID-19 Booster shots are now available!!! To qualify you must attest to be: 

65 years or older

High Risk for severe outcome (asthma, diabetes, HIV, or other chronic health conditions)

High risk occupational exposure