“Spring 2022 COVID Testing” letter sent to the Beloit employees

Faculty and staff will be required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test when they return or continue to work on campus in January 2022. This requirement applies to all employees and contracted workers.

The test must be administered within 3 days prior to coming to campus on Monday, January 24 and results must be sent to the Human Resources Office no later than January 24. The only exception is if you have had a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 within the 90 days prior to your arrival on campus.

There are many local locations offering free non-symptomatic COVID testing. You may be tested at any testing center or use a take home COVID test as long as the test is to determine a current active virus and is administered no more than 3 days prior to your return to campus. Positive antibody tests will not be accepted.

Results may be sent via the U.S. Mail, e-mail dahlt@beloit.edu or mcleanh@beloit.edu, campus mail or fax. If you have tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please contact Heather McLean (mcleanh@beloit.edu) or Terri Dahl (dahlt@beloit.edu) in Human Resources.

If you have no symptoms of COVID-19 and you are currently working on campus or planning to be on campus between now and when you can be tested, continue to do so while following the Protective Practices policy.

As a reminder, it is important that you do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

If you receive a positive test result and have or had symptoms, you may return to campus when:

  • at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, AND
  • at least 24 hours with no fever, without using fever reducing medications (Advil, ibuprofen, paracetamol, acetaminophen, Tylenol), AND
  • symptoms are improving

All three conditions must be met for return to campus.

If you receive a positive test result and had no symptoms, you may return to campus when:

  • 10 days have passed since the test was performed.

If you develop symptoms during this 10 day period then follow the directions above for a positive test with symptoms.

The above recommendations reflect CDC guidelines “When you can be around others after you had or likely had COVID-19”.

You do not need to get a COVID-19 test if you have tested positive for COVID-19 any time in the last 90 days OR If you work remotely this spring and visits to campus meet all of the following criteria,

  • You come to campus infrequently and during off-hours:
    • On average no more than one time per week;
    • The duration of stay is less than 1 hour each time; and
    • Outside the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
  • You are not regularly using office space or on-campus equipment to perform your work
  • You contact Security notifying them of your arrival
  • You follow all campus protective practices
  • You do not engage/interact with others while you are on campus

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