Random Testing Program

Random testing of undergraduate and graduate students living on campus, in the Winston-Salem area or potentially accessing campus, will inform the dashboard data and provide insight into the spread of the virus.

Wake Forest will randomly test several hundred students each week to monitor the spread of COVID-19 among the student population. The goal of random testing programs is to identify where additional testing or mitigation strategies are needed. A team of infectious disease experts will analyze our results and make recommendations to the administration.

Students will be notified 72 hours in advance of the start of their testing window. Testing will be located on campus and will offer flexible time slots for students to report to the testing center. Students will not be required to quarantine while awaiting their results and will be notified via email of their results. The test is required and will be administered at no cost to students.

As articulated in the Public Health Emergency Addendum to the Student Code of Conduct and comparable documents within our graduate and professional schools, students are required to comply with all University policies and expectations that are implemented in response to the pandemic. As such, students must participate in random testing when notified. Students will be contacted by text and email when they have been selected for testing. More information will be sent to students as we begin this program.

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