Mandatory Surveillance COVID-19 Testing for Spring 2021

February 23, 2021

To identify and respond quickly to a possible campus outbreak, the University is implementing mandatory surveillance testing. A random sample of students, faculty, and staff will be selected each week.

If selected, please click on to schedule an appointment at the Macon or Atlanta Student Health Center. If you would like a list of testing facilities near the Henry or Douglas centers or the Columbus campus, please contact the Provost’s Office at Savannah medical students and staff may get tested on the Savannah campus.

If you are tested off campus, please remember that the test must be a nasal swab PCR test. Rapid antigen tests and antibody tests will not be accepted for surveillance testing.  Email your results to Mercer Medicine at Please include your full legal name and MUID in the body of the email.

Exceptions to surveillance testing include:

  • students who are enrolled in totally online programs or off-campus internships/field experiences (with no other classes on campus),
  • students and employees with University-approved accommodations who are learning/working remotely from home, and
  • students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

Please refer to the syllabus statement, University Health and Safety Protocols for the Spring 2021 Semester, for additional information.

The University policies and guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 are found on the University’s COVID-19 website.