|Dear University of Miami Community,|
As part of the University’s adaptive response to the coronavirus pandemic, and as an added safeguard for our community, we are expanding COVID-19 testing for students.
Students who will be on the Coral Gables or Marine campus at any point during the remainder of the fall semester will be required to take a COVID-19 test every two weeks through the UScreen Testing Initiative.
This new, mandatory testing requirement applies to any student who comes to campus for any reason:
Undergraduate students, whether residing on or off campus
Graduate students (including those with teaching roles)
School of Law students
Employees who are enrolled in in-person classes
Students who are enrolled in fully remote instruction and do not come to campus for any reason are not subject to this testing requirement.
This new testing initiative replaces the random surveillance testing for students. However, random surveillance testing will continue for staff and faculty members.
Students will receive specific instructions about how to acquire their test later today, but below is preliminary information and items that can be completed ahead of time.
Resident students Undergraduate students who live on campus will be required to make an appointment for an on-campus test via MyUHealthChart. Resident students will receive a text message on Saturday, Sept. 12, with instructions for establishing a MyUHealthChart account and scheduling their first test.
Students who do not receive a text by the end of the day Saturday should contact the UScreen team at 305-243-3473 or email@example.com.
Note that students who already have an active MyUHealthChart account will only receive the link to schedule an appointment.
Testing appointments will be available on designated days, determined by the student’s residential building, and testing sites will be set up at Pavia Garage and Albenga Garage.
Non-resident students Similar to the pre-arrival testing process that took place this summer, all non-residential students will be required to order an at-home test kit from our partner vendor, LabCorp.
After their initial test, all students specified above will be tested every 10 to 14 days for the remainder of the fall semester.
Action required: Before ordering your kit, you must update your local address in CaneLink to ensure that your local address on file matches the address where your test kit will be shipped. Update your local address by accessing the Student Center in CaneLink and click on “Addresses” from the drop-down menu under Personal Information.
Only students who comply with the testing protocol will be permitted on the Coral Gables or Marine campus. Students who do not comply will be blocked from taking the Daily Symptom Checker and receiving the “Good to Go” clearance, and may face disciplinary action.
Visit coronavirus.miami.edu for answers to frequently asked questions regarding this testing requirement and for the latest information about the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.