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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
- Phone by calling 1-866-697-8378. Note: You may experience a longer wait time.
- The MyQuest portal MyQuest.QuestDiagnostics.com. You can also download the MyQuest IOS app or MyQuest Android app to access your results.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com
The University’s decision to randomly test employees and students working on campus will help ensure a safe learning and working environment for the campus community. The goal is to bring more people back to campus as safe as possible. It aligns with our continued commitment to do all we can to ensure your health and well-being.
The COVID-19 testing site on campus administers a Molecular/PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that detects a virus' genetic material. To date, this test is the "gold standard" for diagnostic detection of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Employees self-administer the test by nasal swab under the observation of trained test site personnel. During the test, you will swab your left and right nostrils and place the cotton swab in a tube.
Employees who are working remotely do not have to be tested. If selected at random, remote employees must email HRConsultancy@louisiana.edu.
Employees with any on-campus presence for work, such as a hybrid work arrangement, are subject to random COVID-19 testing.
If you have received a positive COVID-19 test results within 90 days of being selected, you are not required to report for testing. Instead, you must email the Office of Human Resources at HRConsultancy@louisiana.edu.
If you are randomly selected for COVID-19 testing, you can be selected to test again. Employees who are selected at random and submit for testing will remain in the selection pool. The random selection process may result in an employee being selected more than once.
According to the CDC, neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.
Employees should complete the following forms and questionnaires via computer or smart phone prior to arriving to the testing site on campus:
- Pre-register for COVID-19 testing at Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU;
- Complete and submit the Agreement to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization Release Form; and
- Complete the COVID-19 Employee Daily Self-Check questionnaire (Health care personnel must complete the HCP Self-Check questionnaire).
When arriving to the testing site, you must:
- Wear a face covering;
- Practice physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet away from others; and
- Inform the testing site personnel that you are testing for UL Lafayette to ensure the proper reference code is applied to your test.
All employees must utilize the on-campus testing site located outside Edith Garland Dupré Library, near the main entrance along St. Mary Boulevard.
The outdoor on-campus testing site is arranged to allow for physical distancing. Individuals who are on-campus are required to wear protective face coverings at all times.
No. Employees who are randomly selected for COVID-19 testing may continue to work on campus pending their test results, provided the employee receives clearance upon completion of the appropriate Daily Self-Check Questionnaire.
Employees who receive a positive test result must email the Office of Human Resources at HRConsultancy@louisiana.edu.
Asymptomatic employees may continue to work remotely, if applicable. Employees whose job requirements must be fulfilled on campus will be placed in the appropriate leave status during their isolation period. All employees who test positive must be cleared by a health care provider and be able to pass the Daily Self-Check questionnaire prior to returning to campus. Health care personnel and faculty and staff members who work in a health care setting, must complete the HCP Self-Check Questionnaire before reporting back to campus.
The Agreement to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization Release Form you will sign prior to taking the COVID-19 test permits a Human Resources staff member to view your test result via a secure online portal. You will also be able to view your test result through the portal. The information the Human Resources staff will be able to view is limited and includes only your name, date of birth, contact information, and the current COVID-19 test result.
Yes. Prior to arriving at the testing site, employees must submit the Agreement to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization Release Form and provide consent to allow the University to access their COVID-19 test results. The release form allows designated Human Resources staff to view the employee’s test results within the state database and prevents employees from submitting their results through insecure means.
The Health Insurance and Portability Act of 1996 ensures that personal health information is protected and may not be shared without a patient’s consent. Part of your testing requirement is to complete and submit an Agreement to COVID-19 Test (PCR) and Authorization of Release Form. The information the Human Resources staff will be able to view is limited and includes only your name, date of birth, contact information, and the current COVID-19 test result.
Employees who are randomly selected for COVID-19 testing and who do not comply will be subject to progressive disciplinary measures. Your cooperation helps ensure a safe learning and working environment for the campus community. It is part of the University’s continued effort to prevent transmission of the virus and protect students and employees.