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COVID-19 Update: Optional COVID-19 Tests for Employees

Nov. 18, 2020 

Dear SLU faculty and staff, 

With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, we understand that community testing sites are fairly booked, and may not be able to accommodate testing demand for people who are experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms.  

Thanks to many medical, nursing, and public health students, staff and faculty who are volunteering their time to make this testing possible, we can now offer optional COVID-19 testing for SLU employees, just as we have for our students. 

We have opened 1,000 COVID-19 testing slots for SLU employees –– both full-time and part-time –– between Friday, Nov. 20 and Monday, Nov. 23.  

A few logistical details:

We all know that testing does not replace the need to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance from others. But we also recognize that testing offers some peace of mind to faculty and staff prior to the holiday. 

If you are unable to get tested through SLU’s testing program, the following are community-based asymptomatic testing options you may pursue: 

There are also direct-to-consumer or at-home test kits that you may obtain:

Please email with any questions. 

I cannot thank you all enough for the work you’ve put into this semester to keep our students, patients and each other safe.  

Stay safe and healthy. 

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