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COVID-19 Screening Testing

As a part of our ongoing measures to ensure a safe learning and working environment for our students, faculty, and staff, the University is implementing a mandatory random COVID-19 Screening Testing program. Faculty, staff, and student employees working on campus must submit to random testing when notified by the Office of Human Resources. Screening tests will allow the University to proactively detect infection and prevent further transmission of the virus.

Employees selected for testing will receive an email notification on Monday of the week of the test. These employees will have until 3 pm Friday to report to the testing site and undergo testing. The notification will include information about the testing location, pre-registration process, and test expectations. The notification will also provide a link to the Agreement to submit to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization Form. This form is required and will allow the Office of Human Resources to access employee’s COVID-19 test results. Immediate supervisors of selected employees will also receive notification that their employee has been selected for testing.

All employees who are selected to test are expected to complete the testing requirement, during that week.  Employees unable to complete the required testing during that week must contact the Office of Human Resources immediately at hrconsultancy@louisiana.edu.

Random COVID-19 Testing FAQ’s

Testing Site Location

The testing site is located outside Edith Garland Dupré Library, near the main entrance along St. Mary Boulevard. Testing on campus is free and available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employees reporting to the testing site must complete the Daily Self-Check questionnaire before they arrive on campus. Employees who are not cleared to report to campus must not report to the testing site unless instructed to do so by Human Resources. Health care personnel (HCP), faculty and staff, who work in a health care setting, must complete the HCP self-check questionnaire before they arrive on campus.

Testing Requirements

Pre-registration is required. Registration can be completed at Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU. Employees must provide a valid phone number and email address.

Employees will need to complete and submit the Agreement to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization Form. This authorizes the employee's COVID-19 test results to be released to the Office of Human Resources.

COVID-19 Test (PCR) Expectations

Under observation by trained test site personnel, employees will self-administer the test by nasal swab. During the test, employees will swab both the left and right nostrils and place the cotton swab in a tube. Testing site personnel will be available to ensure that this is done correctly. Once testing is complete, employees will be required to report back to work.

Face coverings and social distancing are required at the testing site. The only time employees will not be required to wear a face-covering is during the collection of their specimens.

COVID-19 Test (PCR) Results

Approximately 3-5 days after testing, employee test results will be made available. If an employee tests positive, they will be contacted by phone. All COVID-19 test results will be available by:

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hrconsultancy@louisiana.edu

Random COVID-19 Testing FAQs