Students: get your COVID tests.

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Kaitlin Lewis

News Editor

Students were reminded, and slightly warned, about COVID-19 testing protocols this morning in an email from the Path Forward Team.

As positive COVID-19 case numbers slowly rise on campus, with 64 active cases as of Feb. 3, testing for the virus is crucial to help control the spread.

The Path Forward Team encourages students who think they may have been exposed to receive a test from the UD Health Center. Test results can be ready in 15 minutes, and students can book an appointment here.

Students who receive a COVID-19 test off-campus and test positive are still required to report their results to the university. Not doing so is in violation of the COVID-19 Student Agreement, which all students signed upon arrival on campus this spring.

Mandatory surveillance testing has also resumed on campus. Students who have been selected for testing will receive an email from the university with instructions on how to sign up for a testing slot. Students who do not show up for their surveillance test are also breaking the terms of the COVID-19 Student Agreement.

Any violations of the COVID-19 Student Agreement could result in students being sent home and forced to study remotely for the rest of the semester.

The Path Foward Team also mentioned the discovery of new variants of the virus on other campuses, which have shown to be more contagious than other variants of the coronavirus. With more unknowns about the virus, testing remains the best way to contain the spread.

In order to keep one another safe, healthy and on-campus, it’s important students continue to work with the Path Forward Team and comply with COVID-19 protocols.

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