Friday, April 2, 2021 – 9 a.m.

There are two important updates related to vaccines:

Vaccine records can now be uploaded to eTang

Faculty, staff, and students who have been vaccinated outside of University Health Services are strongly encouraged to upload their vaccine records to eTang. When you log onto eTang, click Medical Clearances and update the COVID-19 Vaccine section by uploading a photo of your vaccine card and entering vaccine date(s) and type. A COVID-19 vaccine declination form and process will also be rolled out soon.

Testing requirements change for those fully vaccinated

Effective April 1, campus surveillance testing requirements are being changed for fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students. You’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccine dose.

  • Vaccinated students living in on-campus housing or participating in athletics will still be required to get tested, but the frequency will change from twice weekly to once a week.
  • For everyone else, weekly testing will not be required for 90 days from the date of your final vaccine.

In order to be compliant with the campus requirements to have a green badge, and for your testing badge to reflect these new requirements, you must have had at least one COVID test through a campus testing site, and outside vaccination must be documented in eTang (see above). Once you come in for one surveillance test, UHS can change your testing badge status automatically when you are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated people should still isolate/quarantine and come in for diagnostic testing (at UHS, as scheduled in eTang) if they become symptomatic, or are in close contact with a case and live in congregate housing. The Public Health Committee is still reviewing what the surveillance testing frequency for those fully vaccinated will look like beyond this 90 day period as well as what the testing plan may look like for the Fall.