Mandatory Surveillance COVID-19 Testing for Summer 2021
May 24, 2021
To identify and respond quickly to a possible campus outbreak, the University is implementing mandatory surveillance testing for unvaccinated students and employees.
If selected, please click on go.mercer.edu/covidappt 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 email@example.com. Savannah and Columbus medical students and staff may get tested on their respective 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Summer 2021 Semester, found in MyMercer for additional information.