UWindsor Together: Student Mental Health and Remote Learning Services

On-campus COVID testing to help ensure student safety

(Windsor, Ontario, January 14, 2021) –An on-campus clinic to test for exposure to COVID-19 will be available this Friday and Saturday to international students arriving at the University, and students arriving for campus residence. 

The clinic, which is only open to those students who are asymptomatic, is an extra measure in the University’s efforts to keep the campus and community safe.  

 “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.” 

Dr. Beg 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; the University’s Faculty of Nursing; as well as its Facility Services, Information Technology Services, and health and safety staff. 

Students who are eligible will have booked on-line and been 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 number for international students. 

The results of tests will be communicated to students within three to five days, and those who test positive will be contacted by Student Health Services with further instructions. 

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NOTE: The attached clips are available for use. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A2BOWcfv2Q&feature=youtu.be 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L49LMcW2VA&feature=youtu.be 

CONTACT: 

Lori Lewis 

Manager, News Services 

Office of Public Affairs, 

University of Windsor 

llewis@uwindsor.ca