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All employees and students on campus must be tested weekly. The test offered on campus is the saliva-based PCR COVID test by Shield T3.

Dates and locations

SLCC Atrium:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Family testing on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Please pick up your swag bag anytime between 11 a.m. to closing.

To schedule an appointment:

To schedule an appointment and to receive the results from your test, download the Safer Community smartphone app from the Apple iOS or Google Play store.

  • Sign in using your Gallaudet University single sign-on (SSO) credentials.
  • Once signed in, please be sure to go to settings and input all personal information. This is what we will need in order to check in all patients.
  • You will receive your test results through this app.

For your appointment:


Beginning on Wednesday, October 20, individuals who do not comply with weekly testing will have their system access turned off on Day 9 after their last test (including weekend days), or if they have not yet completed a 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 COVID test at the SLCC Atrium. This may take up to 24 hours. If you test off-campus, you may email your results to, 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. 

You are responsible for monitoring your own compliance with our testing requirements. We each have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to keep the entire campus community safe, and testing is one of the most important and effective ways to do that — along with masking up, physical distancing, and practicing good hand hygiene. 

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 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. 

  • Fall break (November 24-25): you will have until Friday, December 3 to get tested 
  • Winter break (December 25-January 1): you will have until Friday, January 7 to get tested 

Remote status

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 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.

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