COVID-19 surveillance testing on campus
Augustana College has partnered with Genesis Health to provide surveillance testing for the campus community. It is a non-invasive saliva-based test.
Surveillance testing is done weekly when students are on campus. Testing for January term will resume Jan. 19.
10-15% of the student body and 10-15% of employees, through volunteer participation, will be tested weekly for a month. Each month, a new random selection of participants will occur.
The test will be administered by Genesis Health employees at the PepsiCo Recreation Center on campus.
Student and employee volunteers will be required to sign an authorization form that allows Augustana College access to test results. Volunteers will be informed of their test results.
Samples will be tested by Corteva. Results will be provided to the college and the test subjects within 48-72 hours. Times may be delayed as testing demands or other factors change.
Volunteers will be selected at random at least 72 hours before the scheduled test date. Those selected will be informed of their scheduled testing date and time at least 24 hours in advance through Augustana email.
Testing will take no more than 15 minutes. Faculty should excuse selected students from class to participate.
Testing for symptomatic community members is available as needed following a recommendation from a health care provider, through the Augustana Convenient Care Clinic (paid for through the college’s Surveillance Testing program) or at the Genesis Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic (paid individually) at 3900 28th Ave. Drive, Moline, Ill., 61265. Genesis asks that those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to call ahead prior to walking in; 309-281-2840.