Skip to content

Know your Terminology: On-campus Pilot Testing Program

November 25, 2020


Know your terminology

Surveillance testing

Ongoing activities that help monitor for a community- or population-level outbreak of COVID-19. Surveillance testing might sound unfamiliar, but it is actually a common practice for public health officials who want to assess local infection rates and trends. Surveillance testing is used to gather information at the population level (rather than an individual level). With surveillance testing, health professionals can sample a certain percentage of a population to get a sense of whether COVID-19 infections are increasing or decreasing. It also lets them know how well mitigation efforts—like social distancing—are working.

Find more information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

On-campus testing schedule: pilot testing program with essential staff

On November 16 and 17, the COVID Response Team and Student Health Service team conducted a first round of COVID-19 testing for all essential staff. We had 230 participants spread out over the two days. We are happy to confirm that all results returned were negative. Our essential staff have done an excellent job in following safety protocols during the pandemic. We ask that you continue to remain vigilant in following COVID safety precautions: wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, and following proper hand-washing hygiene. We would also like to extend our thanks to our essential staff for their patience as we continue to fine-tune the testing experience as we move forward together. Please remember to bring a copy of your insurance card.

For any questions related to our testing program, please email

Recap COVID-19 terminology from previous weeks below:
October 28 terms
November 4 terms

25 November 2020


Recent Posts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA), and Gallaudet are discussing new inclusive emergency management education partnerships. This dovetails with our new graduate certificate program in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning (DEP, headed by Dr. Audrey Cooper, interdisciplinary lead for the...

Gallaudet students, faculty, staff, and alumni played a prominent role in the 58th biennial conference of the National Association of the Deaf, held June 30-July 4 in Orlando. Florida. The Gallaudet University College Bowl team defended its championship on Saturday, July 2, defeating RIT/NTID and the University of Minnesota. This was Gallaudet’s tenth win overall...

Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification in the Office of Student Success and Academic Quality, is one of several people featured in Diverse Leadership for a New Era, a new Chronicle of Higher Education special report on diversity in administrative ranks in academia. The 48-page report, written by Chronicle senior editor...

About the Author

Gallaudet University

Published Articles: 849

Recent Posts
FEMA, DC HSEMA, Gallaudet enter into emergency management partnership
Gallaudet wins NAD College Bowl
Kobek Pezzarossi featured in new diversity publication
Related Categories
Media Inquiries

For any other media inquiry, please contact:

No media contact found!

Stay up to date on all the Gallaudet happenings, both stories and initiatives we are doing with our Signing community!​

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate