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All employees and students on campus must be tested weekly with the PCR COVID-19 test. The test offered on campus is the saliva-based PCR COVID test by Shield T3. Other types of test, such as rapid tests, are less accurate and not accepted.
Dates and locations
Safer Community app needed for testing and results
To check in for your test (no appointment necessary) and to receive the results from your test, download the Safer Community smartphone app from the Apple iOS or Google Play store.
Before your test:
Beginning on Wednesday, October 20, individuals who do not comply with weekly PCR COVID-19 testing will have their system access turned off on Day 9 after their last PCR test (including weekend days), or if they have not yet completed a PCR test.
System access means your access to Gallaudet email, WiFi, Blackboard, Navigate, and any other Gallaudet app or online service. All of those will be turned off.
Your system access is automatically turned back after completing a PCR COVID-19 test at the SLCC Atrium or Student Health Service. This may take up to 24 hours. If you test off-campus with the PCR COVID-19 test (rapid and other types are not accepted), you may email your results to email@example.com, but be aware that it takes up to three business days to process and your system access will not turn on until your results are processed.
Holidays, vacations, and sick leave
If you are away from campus for more than seven (7) days, you can maintain your system access by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your planned return date. If you are an employee, please copy your manager or supervisor on the email for verification.
System access will be reset after academic breaks. You will have a five-business day grace period after the break ends to get tested. Depending on the COVID positivity rate in the D.C. area and around the country, Gallaudet may decide to require testing two times within one week upon return from academic break.
If you have official extended remote status, your system access will not be turned off. If you have questions about your remote status, please contact your supervisor or academic advisor.
If your system access has been turned off and you have official remote status, please email email@example.com describing your remote status, and copy your supervisor or academic/faculty advisor on the email for verification.
Together, we keep our entire campus community healthy and safe.
All information will be kept confidential.
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