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Proactive COVID-19 testing program set to begin

Texas Woman’s is committed to promote a safe and healthy environment for everyone. Monitoring the health of the campus community is important in the fight against COVID-19.

In addition to asking faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear masks indoors while on campus, as well as continuing its contact tracing activities, TWU is in the process of launching a COVID-19 Proactive Testing Program that will start in the coming weeks.

The program will require TWU employees and currently enrolled students on all three campuses to be tested for COVID-19 weekly at an on-campus testing location. The rapid antigen tests will involve shallow nasal swabs rather than those that are inserted deeply into the nasal passage. Employees who fully telecommute will be exempt, as will students, faculty and staff who submit proof of vaccination.

See the Testing Program FAQ for more information.

Faculty and staff may submit their proof of vaccination online. Employees who were vaccinated by TWU Student Health Services will still need to submit proof of vaccination using this form.

These COVID-19 monitoring and prevention efforts are part of TWU’s Community of Immunity Challenge to create a safe and healthy environment for all. This initiative rewards students, faculty and staff for reaching vaccination rates of 70%, 80% and 90%. All members of the TWU community will have the opportunity to be selected for the prizes “unlocked” at the various levels. Student prizes will include scholarships, parking permits, meals, event tickets and technology such as laptops or tablets. Employees qualify for awards such as employee meal plans, parking permits and a private meal with the chancellor.