The University has developed a plan for surveillance, testing, and contact tracing which involves a combination of symptom tracking of all students, faculty, and staff; initial testing of all students living on campus, using an established priority order based upon departure location/point of origin and of any symptomatic individuals; and contact tracing of all positive cases.
The University plans to enact a staggered arrival of all students living on campus so as to allow them to be tested when they arrive to campus. We plan to use the University of Rochester Medical Center testing lab to conduct standard COVID-19 RT-PCR viral test, and, should demand exceed that lab’s ability, we will plan to send tests out to other labs. Students traveling to campus from nearby regional locations that are within one-day’s drive of campus are encouraged to get a COVID-19 RT-PCR viral test within 72 hours of arrival on campus. Those students whose travel is more than one day, or who are traveling by air, will be tested upon arrival in Rochester. Testing priority will be for students in doubles and students arriving via air from domestic “hot-spots” or international locations, and student move-in to doubles will be spaced out to ensure we have a negative result back from the both students before moving the second student into the shared room.