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Sept. 8 - To the Salve Regina community: Screening and testing reminders

Dear Salve Regina community,

As we prepare for the first day of classes, please take note of some important reminders regarding asymptomatic testing, daily health screenings, class attendance and access to campus buildings.

New information will continue to be added to the Back to Salve website as it becomes available. As always, general comments, questions or concerns may be submitted to coronavirus@salve.edu or (401) 341-2329.

Salve Regina ID

All students and employees are required to carry their Salve Regina ID at all times while on campus. As only current students, faculty and staff can access University buildings at this time, you will need your ID for card swipe or chip access to most academic and administrative buildings. The following entrances will be unlocked from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays: Antone Academic Center north entrance, Gerety Hall, McAuley Hall main entrance and O’Hare Academic Building main entrance.

Undergraduate students, faculty and staff who need to obtain a new Salve Regina ID can visit the card office, located in the garden level of McKillop Library, Room 002. The card office will be open until 7 p.m. today (Tuesday). Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who need a new ID should call ahead to (401) 341-2985 and enter McKillop from Lawrence Avenue.

Graduate students who need to obtain a Salve Regina ID should send a passport-like photo that meets these guidelines to cardoffice@salve.edu from their Salve Regina email address. IDs will be mailed to the address on file with the Office of the Registrar (please note that we cannot mail to P.O. boxes). If you have recently moved, please submit a change of address form to the Office of the Registrar.

Class Attendance

All students must have a negative test prior to attending in-person classes. Students who have not received their test results prior to the first day of classes should attend class remotely until a negative result is returned. Faculty who are teaching remotely and students who are learning remotely are exempt from the testing requirement.

Access to Campus Buildings

All unlocked doors on campus will be monitored by staff and faculty volunteers during the first three days of classes (Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 11). Students who do not have their Salve Regina ID will be denied entry and will be instructed to retrieve their ID from their residence. In addition, students who have not been tested will be unable to access campus buildings until they have completed the testing process.

Asymptomatic Testing

All students must be tested through Salve Regina’s asymptomatic testing program in order to attend in-person classes and participate in campus programming. Resident students were tested during the move-in process. Undergraduate students living off campus and graduate students can schedule appointments for testing through Friday, Sept. 11. Staff and faculty, including adjunct faculty, are also welcome to schedule appointments throughout the week.

All students who have completed the testing process should have a gold star affixed to their Salve Regina ID. Students who were tested but do not have a gold star because it was lost or damaged can obtain a new sticker from the testing center at the Rodgers Recreation Center.

Daily Health Screenings

All students who are attending in-person classes, along with faculty and staff, must complete the Salve-Health screening survey daily. Anyone who intends to be on campus must complete the survey before leaving their residence. Even if you are not coming to campus, the University needs to know who will be on campus and when for potential tracking purposes. Activities are still scheduled on weekends, so the survey must be completed on Saturday and Sunday as well.

Students who are fully remote for the fall semester do not need to complete the screening survey and will not receive daily notifications.

If you are planning to attend or teach in-person classes and participate in campus programming but are not receiving the daily screening survey, please email coronavirus@salve.edu for further instructions prior to traveling to campus or leaving your campus residence.