TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RETURNING TO CAMPUS IN 2021

GET TESTED BEFORE RETURNING TO CAMPUS

All members of the community (students, staff and faculty) who will be on campus at all, must present a negative test result from a COVID-19 test administered no earlier than 7 days prior to their return to campus.  A PCR test is preferred, but the College will accept rapid antigen tests to meet this requirement. Students need to email their test results to wellness@ncf.edu. Employees need to email their test results to lshields@ncf.edu.

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GET TESTED AFTER RETURNING TO CAMPUS

In addition to the pretesting above, all community members who plan to live, work, or study on campus in January 2021 must receive a PCR test as soon as possible upon return.  Testing will be held at the Sudakoff Center during the following times:

January 5:       9 am to 2 pm

January 8:       1 pm to 3 pm

January 12:     9 am to 2 pm

January 15 :    1 pm to 3 pm

If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may continue to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others. For this reason, you should be tested only if you develop new symptoms of possible COVID-19. Getting tested again should be discussed with Student Health or your healthcare provider, especially if you have been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.  

Further testing, both random and targeted, will be announced in January and will depend on the course of the pandemic.    

Information and Resources for Students

Students returning to campus need to submit their COVID-19 test results to: wellness@ncf.edu​.

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A Message from President Donal O’Shea

Dear New College community,

Have a very happy, safe and restful holiday.

As a reminder, all members of the New College community (students, staff, and faculty) who return to campus in 2021 must present a negative test result from a COVID-19 test administered no earlier than 7 days prior to their return to campus. So if you are returning Jan 4 (resp., Jan 18), get your test on or after Dec 28 (resp., Jan 11).

A PCR test is preferred, but the College will accept rapid antigen tests. Students should email negative test results to the CWC at wellness@ncf.edu. Employees should email negative test results to Loretta Shields in Human Resources at lshields@ncf.edu.

You will need to get the test at a testing center near you. For those staying local, there are testing sites at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, the Sarasota Kennel Club, and the Robert L. Taylor Community Center. The latter is closest to the college — it is free, open every day 8AM to 4PM (except Dec 24, 25, and Jan 1) and is walkup. You don’t need an appointment. You should take a driver’s license and a cell-phone. If you take the rapid test, they will email you the result in about 10 minutes, before you get to NCF.

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our campus as safe and healthy as possible during this ongoing pandemic.

Sorry that this isn’t the cheeriest holiday message. Please do try to get some rest — we all need it.

All the best,

Don

Information and Resources for Employees

Employees returning to campus need to submit their COVID-19 test results to: lshields@ncf.edu

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What If I Am An Employee?
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