[1/12/21] Late-Arrival Baseline/Entry Testing for Graduate Students
Students unable to participate in baseline/entry testing until after January 13 need to notify Helene McAdams (email@example.com) to be included in a late-arrival baseline test request group (SOM-based students should email OBGE@duke.edu). January 14-19 are reserved for undergraduate testing. Duke United has not finalized plans for late-arrival testing, but once they notify The Graduate School of the schedule, we will update all graduate students in the late-arrival group.
[1/12/21] Surveillance Test Frequency
As soon as students are baseline-tested for spring, they are added to the surveillance pool and are subject to regular, random testing. At present, the surveillance test pool is only populated with students who were baseline-tested and found negative on January 3-11. As the pool grows, individual students’ surveillance testing frequency will decrease.
[1/12/21] Make-Up for Missed Surveillance Tests
Until further notice from Duke United, students who cannot report for a surveillance test on the day requested should make up the missed test on the very next weekday. Reporting the day prior to the requested test day to complete a surveillance test is not yet available for spring 2021.
[1/16/21] Testing Sites
- Baseline entry testing: The Penn Pavilion is reserved only for baseline entry testing. There are designated free one-hour parking spaces off Towerview Road by the Student Wellness Center.
- Surveillance testing: Surveillance testing sites are listed at https://returnto.duke.edu/public-health-measures/covid-19-testing/#screening-sites.
Graduate School students who have questions about COVID testing should contact Graduate School Registrar Helene McAdams at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following exception:
If you are an M.S. or Ph.D. student in a program based in the Duke School of Medicine, contact the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education at OBGE@duke.edu if you have questions about testing. These programs include: