COVID Test Absence Verification

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We recognize that students may face extenuating circumstances that prevent them from completing one or more of their required COVID tests on-time. Extenuating circumstances as outlined in the Student Code include injury or illness, life threatening or serious illness or injury of an immediate family member, the death of a family member, religious beliefs, observances, and practices, or serving as a volunteer emergency worker. If you find that you miss a test due to one of the above-described circumstances, you may request a COVID test absence verification. Please note that routine trips away from campus for reasons not considered to be extenuating circumstances are not eligible for a missed COVID test verification.

If you are not eligible for a missed COVID test verification, we advise you to follow the directions outlined on the University’s COVID19 website, located here and copied below for your convenience:

If I am a student, what should I do if I miss a testing day? (Example: You forget to test. You were unable to test. You needed to be out of town for a period of time.)

If you forget a testing day, you should be tested as soon as possible.

If you will be away from campus for less than a week, test the day before you leave. Then, if you receive a noncompliance email from the Office for Student Conflict Resolution, please indicate the reason for missing a test. If you will be away from campus for more than a week, update your Student Location address in Student Self-Service. Remember to update this address again when you return to campus. You should resume testing as soon as you return.

Please note: The Emergency Dean should not be contacted regarding absence verifications for COVID tests. Questions about this process should only be directed to the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students during business hours, (8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays).

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