Sentinel testing is a system that collects information useful for monitoring trends in diseases and pathogens. It can help assess the stability or change in COVID-19 spread across campuses. For the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are to test between 2.5% to 5% of the on-campus population weekly to identify how much of the COVID-19 virus is circulating. Sis being adopted by higher education ses across Alabama. Testing is voluntary and highly encouraged. Sentinel testing will help in the fight against COVID-19 to help keep our community safe.
Am I required to participate in sentinel testing?
Will the test hurt?
What do I do if I test positive, but do not show symptoms?
Self isolate for 14 days if you test positive, but are not showing symptoms to help protect others in the community.
How will I get my results?
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from a healthcare provider to give you next steps on how to protect yourself and others around you.