Return to Campus COVID-19 Testing for All Quinnipiac Employees
As we prepare to welcome our students back to campus for the spring semester, we will again require that all students are tested for COVID-19 pre-arrival, and then again once they arrive on campus. We found that this pre-arrival testing program was a critical factor in enabling us to start the fall semester COVID-free.
That experience, coupled with the higher rate of community transmission statewide and throughout the northeast, has led us to require that all Quinnipiac employees be tested for COVID-19 before returning for the beginning of the semester. This places the same return-to-campus expectations on us as we’re asking of our students and will maximize the odds of a healthy start to the semester, while also protecting the health of one another. Following is some important information about getting tested.
How can employees get a COVID-19 test?
Quinnipiac has partnered with Griffin Hospital as a preferred COVID-19 testing location for our employees. Employees can call to schedule an appointment that doesn’t conflict with their work schedule, making it quick and convenient to get tested with minimal wait. It is a drive-through testing location in Derby and you do not need to get out of your vehicle. Testing is open 7-days a week and the hours range from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., depending on the day. Results are usually available within 48 hours or less.
Please call (203) 437-6815, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to schedule your appointment. It’s best to leave a message and request a call-back. Be sure to state in the message that you are a Quinnipiac employee when you call. Access to this preferred testing program at Griffin is available all semester to our employees.
Please review our list of additional testing options below if you prefer to use another option beside Griffin.
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Additional Testing Resources for Faculty and Staff
Following are some additional resources to help make it easy for you to find a COVID-19 testing location or provider:
Anthem has waived copays and cost shares for COVID-19 testing for employees and dependents covered under Quinnipiac’s medical plans. Employees can use Anthem’s COVID-19 testing locator to locate participating providers in their area.
Yale New Haven Health
Please visit the YNHHS website to find testing locations.
Free, no insurance needed
A new COVID-testing site is open at the former Gateway Community College site at 60 Sargent Drive in New Haven. Run by CIC Health, the drive-up site allows people to self-administer a nasal swab. The PCR test is paid for by the state and does not require insurance. It is open 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Complete the pre-screening questions and register for a test online
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI)
Free, no insurance needed
CHCI is making COVID-19 testing available for FREE at multiple drive-up or walk-up locations throughout Connecticut. You do not need to have any symptoms to be tested and an order from a health care practitioner is not required. You will not be asked for insurance information. A CHCI clinician will perform a deep nasal swab test and results will be available in 2-3 business days. No appointment is necessary. Visit CHCI’s website for further information and testing locations or call their COVID Testing Hotline at 475-241- 0740.
Student Testing Procedures
All students — undergraduate and graduate — are required to be tested for COVID-19 before returning for the spring semester. This pre-arrival test was a condition of being able to engage in any in-person instruction or other campus activities. Faculty and staff are not required to be tested before returning to campus.
Similar to the fall, Quinnipiac will conduct return testing and on-going testing of a percentage of students throughout the semester. This sampling strategy is based upon scientific guidelines and will aid in the early detection of asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic infections. QU will also have the ability to conduct rapid testing within Student Health Services for symptomatic individuals or those feeling ill. These test results are generated in about one hour.