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Testing

All residential students and commuter, and graduate students who plan to be on campus in the Spring 2021 semester will be required to complete a COVID-19 test on campus prior to the start of the semester. If selected, students will be required to participate in surveillance testing that will occur on a weekly basis throughout the semester.  

If a student has had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, the student will be assessed and quarantined per VDH and CDC guidelines (currently 14 days). Health professionals in the Spartan Health Center will evaluate symptoms and make a recommendation for symptom management or further treatment at a local hospital. Healthcare professionals on campus can provide telemedicine visits to monitor students in isolation or self-quarantine, on or off campus. Students will be required to include the Spartan Health Center in their contact list, answer phone and keep their voice mail active, check their temperature daily, access the Self Checker daily (or other VDH or CDC recommended tool for self- monitoring).

Daily Symptom Checking

As part of NSU’s ongoing commitment to the prevention of the community spread of COVID-19, the University is introducing a new tool to better pinpoint the overall health of the campus community. The new tool, NSU Alerts COVID-19 Daily Wellness and Symptom Checker, will be administered through Everbridge, which is also used as the University’s mass notification system. 

Through the use of the Wellness and Symptom Checker, you will have the ability to receive and respond to daily reporting alerts via a choice of three methods: 

  • NSU Email ― all will receive an email 
  • Everbridge App (optional) — to download the Everbridge mobile app to your phone, click here (iOS/Android)
  •  Text (optional) ― from the number 89361— you will receive a text dependent on your identified contact preference in the Everbridge member portal

The questionnaires will be sent to all employees at 6:30 a.m. and to all students at 7:30 a.m.

Answer the questions carefully and truthfully and follow the prompts as directed within your preferred reporting method to provide your daily status.

Depending on your reported symptoms, you will be provided a badge that reflects whether or not you are approved or not approved to be on campus for the day.  

The only information collected by the Symptom Checker is whether you are approved to be on campus or not approved to be on campus. No health or personal information is collected.

This badge may be requested of you in order to enter certain areas of campus