What if I'm selected for testing?
Why is the second phase of testing voluntary and by random selection?
Based on the successful participation in our first round of testing and the low number of reported cases of COVID-19 on our campus, we feel confident in shifting our focus to monitoring our community through testing. We will evaluate the data we receive from this second phase to determine our next steps.
What are the consequences of not testing?
This second interval of testing is voluntary so no student, faculty or staff member will be penalized for not testing. We have built a culture of testing on our campus and we are hopeful that everyone will respect this responsibility as a member of our caring community. We will continue to utilize data and feedback and evaluate this process as the semester progresses.
Why can’t I opt out if I have been vaccinated?
Due to the instances of breakthrough COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated, as the COVID testing program continues we are asking that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, voluntarily choose to get tested so we can continue to monitor case numbers within our community.
Why were vaccinated community members not included in the first round of testing?
In the mandatory first phase of testing, one of our aims was to encourage our community to be vaccinated as we know that is the best defense against COVID-19. In this second, voluntary interval we are shifting our focus to monitoring our community through testing.
For F/S who receive a non-compliance letter from the first round of testing and have complaints/questions.
I received an email that I didn’t comply with testing but there were issues when I attempted to submit my results or vaccination records.
We resolved every issue brought to our attention during the testing interval, but if you feel you received this letter in error, please submit your proof of testing or vaccine record to opt-out of testing to DSAresponse@unt.edu.
For students who receive a non-compliance letter from the first round of testing and have complaints/questions.
We resolved every issue brought to our attention during the testing interval. You will not be penalized, and no further action is required.
You do not need to upload your vaccination card or test results. The first testing period has closed. If you are randomly selected to test in the second phase, you will be notified by email.