In line with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated (received their final dose and an additional 14 days have passed) and have not submitted vaccination documentation are required to wear masks in indoor campus spaces and participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.
Fall Testing Schedule (asymptomatic)
Located in Oaks Neighborhood, McCoy Commons 207; students, faculty and staff who have not submitted vaccination documentation must choose a regular appointment time for the semester (check your email for details).
- Mondays: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays : 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Fridays: 9 a.m. – noon
If you are on vacation or out of the office for a week and can’t make your weekly testing appointment, complete the Testing Exemption Form to be removed from the testing pool for the week. Do not cancel your appointment.
Healthy Checkup Portal
Get your COVID-19 test results and verify your vaccination status on Elon’s My Readiness website.
Other COVID-19 Testing
- Walk-in testing is available at Student Health Services (Ellington Center) for students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19; wait times and testing capacity may vary depending on demand. Students who develop symptoms should isolate until they can be tested and are urged to come as early as possible after their symptoms develop. Students who are experiencing these severe symptoms should seek medical attention immediately by calling 9-1-1.
- Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
- The Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Clinic offers symptomatic testing for faculty and staff by appointment only. Call 336-278-5569 for an appointment at the acute care clinic.
- Asymptomatic staff and faculty are welcome to attend testing in the Oaks (no appointment needed).
- The Alamance County Health Department, in partnership with OPTUMServe, provides testing on Thursdays at Schar Center. Upcoming testing dates are Sept. 16 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to: www.alamance-nc.com/healthdept/covid-19-information/covid-testing/
- Students, faculty, staff or visitors who need to access an off-campus testing site can go to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Find My Testing Site tool. (Note: use the university zip code – 27244)
- NCDHHS is partnering with LabCorp to provide no-cost, at-home COVID-19 testing kits to North Carolina residents. If you are over the age of 2, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed, you may order a testing kit directly from this page.
If You Feel Ill (symptomatic)
If you feel ill, have a cold or flu-like symptoms, wear a mask, distance from others and contact a medical professional for evaluation before returning to class or work:
- Students: Call Student Health Services at 336-278-7230 or visit the PhoenixHealth patient portal to schedule an appointment for an evaluation/rapid antigen test, if needed. After hours, follow the guidance on the Student Health Services website.
- Faculty and Staff: Contact your healthcare provider or the Faculty/Staff Wellness Clinic. Please also provide confidential notification to Human Resources (HREmployeeCovid@elon.edu or 336-278-5560) and your supervisor to discuss how to ensure your care and privacy, as well as make work arrangements.
- Work with your professor or supervisor regarding how to handle class or work absences.
If You Have Close Contact with a Person Who Tests Positive
You are considered a close contact if you have been within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes in a 24-hour period (cumulatively) or have been exposed to respiratory secretions of a person with COVID-19.
- Vaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with a positive case but do not have symptoms are not directed to quarantine but are required to mask and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
- Unvaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with a positive case will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days after last contact as determined by health care professional and guidelines from health officials, and should consult with their primary care provider.
- Students: Contact Student Care & Outreach by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Employees: Contact Human Resources and supervisor/department chair.
If You Test Positive/Quarantine and Isolation
Those who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but test positive for COVID-19 with an antigen test, may be given a PCR test to confirm presence of the virus, and will be advised to isolate pending the outcome of the PCR test. Those with a negative PCR test result will be released from isolation; those with a positive PCR result will be required by the county health department to undergo a period of isolation. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 and test positive for COVID-19 with an antigen test are considered positive and do not need a PCR test. They will be required to undergo a period of isolation.
- Students: Student Care & Outreach, Residence Life and Student Health Services will coordinate care, housing and health precautions. Report positive off-campus tests to Student Care & Outreach by emailing email@example.com.
- Employees: Contact the Office of Human Resources at 336-278-5560 for guidance and to report positive test results. For faculty and staff, primary care providers and the county health department will direct the isolation/quarantine process. Human Resources will also assist faculty and staff members through the process.
If you have had close contact with a person who tests positive: Vaccinated individuals who have close contact with a positive case but do not have symptoms are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated individuals who have close contact with a positive case will be required to quarantine for a period of time as determined by recommendations from the state and local health departments, and should consult with their primary care provider.