Notre Dame News | January 29, 2021
With the return of some 9,000 students to campus this weekend for the start of the second semester Wednesday (Feb. 3), the University of Notre Dame has made extensive plans to address and help minimize COVID-19 cases.
Every undergraduate and professional school student will be tested on a weekly basis this semester, and the University will offer and is encouraging surveillance testing to all faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral students who are regularly on campus. The goal of surveillance testing is to identify asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people before they spread the virus.
When there is concern about a possible pattern of contagion — for example, on the floor of a residence hall — the University is reserving test capacity as part of a supplemental testing strategy.
In advance of the weekly testing, undergraduate and professional school students must schedule and complete a pre-matriculation test at the University Testing Center. They are expected to avoid contact with others until they receive their test result.
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