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gloved hands holding medical swabAn on-campus clinic to test for exposure to COVID-19 is the result of collaboration across the community.

Campus COVID testing to help ensure student safety

An on-campus clinic to test for exposure to COVID-19 is the result of collaboration across the community.

The tests are available to international students arriving at the University and students arriving for campus residence — only those who are asymptomatic — in the Education Gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16.

“We are going above and beyond our student intake protocols by offering on-site testing for the coronavirus,” says Mohsan Beg, executive director of Student Health, Counselling and Wellness. “We want to take every possible step to mitigate the risk of spreading this disease on campus and in the community.”

He credits a number of partners with pulling together to bring the project to fruition: Ontario Health for providing logistical support, training, and providing personal protective and testing equipment, Windsor Regional Hospital, Faculty of Nursing, Facility Services, Information Technology Services, and health and safety staff.

Students who are eligible have booked on-line and screened prior to attending their appointment. Patrons must complete a self-assessment on the Safe Lancer app and bring either an OHIP card for domestic students or their Greenshield insurance no. for international students.

The results of their tests will be communicated in three to five days; Student Health Services will contact those who test positive and provide instructions on what to do.