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Optional End-of-Semester COVID-19 Testing Survey

Oct. 19, 2020 

Dear Saint Louis University students, 

As we close in on our final month of on-campus classes, I want to commend you for your incredible diligence in sticking to our public health protocols, day after day, and keeping everyone in our community safe from COVID-19.  

Between our testing at move-in, our ongoing testing for symptomatic individuals at our Student Health Center, and our randomized testing for asymptomatic students, we have kept our percentage of positive cases well below local, state, and national averages. 

Now, we are starting to plan for the end of the fall semester, and what that means for you returning home for Thanksgiving and the long winter break. While our low positivity rate means that the risk for students returning home with COVID-19 is quite low, we still want to gauge your desire to be tested prior to leaving our campus. 

Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate or a professional student living on- or off-campus, please take a few minutes to fill out a survey about end-of-semester COVID-19 testing. (You must be logged into your SLU Google account to access the survey.) This survey is intended to gauge your interest in taking a COVID-19 test provided by the University, for a fee, before you travel for Thanksgiving. 

It’s critical that: 

What your results mean:

This testing survey will be open through Monday, Oct. 26. Based on the results, we hope to communicate our testing plan by early November. 

We expect to have more information about what testing might look like prior to the start of the spring semester in the coming months. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our entire Saint Louis University community safe. 


Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC
Special Assistant to the President
Director, Institute for Biosecurity 
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
College for Public Health & Social Justice