Returning to campus activities requires the implementation of various procedures to create a safe place to work and learn. Screening for symptoms is considered of great importance and likely owns an even larger role than testing. Polymerise chain reaction (PCR) testing identifies current infection with the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and antibody testing identifies potential immunity. Ball State University is engaged in both regular screening and testing to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.
As a result of a Service Agreement with Indiana University Health, the University’s Student Health Center is equipped to provide health services, including screening and testing for COVID-19 to currently enrolled students. Employees should seek medical care from their primary care providers. The Employee Quick Clinic at the Health Center is equipped to provide services in cases where an employee does not have access to a primary care physician.
Our protocols cover:
- Screening for COVID-19
- Testing for COVID-19
- Student re-entry
- Contact tracing
- Return to work and campus activities after diagnosis/illness