Salisbury University’s COVID-19 testing center will continue operating throughout the summer months and into the fall semester, with testing requirements remaining in place for the foreseeable future.
The announcement was made by Chief of Staff Eli Modlin, who sat in for President Wight during SU’s weekly COVID-19 briefing Thursday.
All on-campus students are currently required to be tested once per week and faculty and staff members twice per month, though those requirements may change in the coming months if SU’s average positive rate remains low and vaccination rates increase, Modlin said.
“We strongly encourage all students and employees to [receive their vaccines] as we look toward a more robust return to campus this summer and fall,” Modlin said.
All SU students, faculty and staff are now eligible to receive their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 3 of the state’s vaccination distribution plan.
The Great Hall of Holloway Hall has been used as the campus’ testing center throughout the spring semester, now testing as many as 1,000 individuals per day.
SU has identified 10 positive cases of COVID-19 out of 5,003 tests administered over the past week, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard. The campus still maintains a positivity rate below 1%.
For more information on SU’s testing protocols or to view the latest university COVID-19 test results, visit https://www.salisbury.edu/coronavirus/testing-info.aspx.
By JAKOB TODD
Featured image courtesy of Brad Boardman.