Dear Students:

Thanks to the 549 of you who got your COVID test yesterday! We hope that you found the process easy and simple.

Please remember that all students must get a COVID test on-campus this week, unless you requested and were approved for a testing exemption by Ami Hanna (, our Contact Tracer and Case Manager. Unfortunately, this semester we are not able  to accept testing results submitted as an attachment to your attestation form as proof that you do not need testing. You must contact Ami if you want to request an exemption.

Testing clinics are running today and tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm in Pamplin. Click here to schedule your test, and be sure to read the informed consent form prior to testing.

If you have already tested: You will receive an email (most likely from

about your results, probably in the next 72 hours. If you have not received test results by the end of the third day after your test date, please email

We are using a pooled testing strategy, so if your sample was part of a larger pool in which a positive case was detected, you may be referred for diagnostic testing. Should you receive an email from Meenta that indicates your sample has been referred for diagnostic testing, this means your sample may be positive. Don’t panic. In this case, there is about a 50% chance your sample was NOT positive. However, if you get such a message, you should immediately self-isolate, following the college’s guidelines for self isolation. You should not attend in-person classes or leave your residence (other than to use a bathroom) until you have received the final results from a subsequent diagnostic test which the lab will run on your original saliva sample. Should your sample be referred for diagnostic testing, you will be asked to register in the Meenta portal and complete additional survey and consent forms. It is essential that you complete those forms as quickly as possible, as that is a prerequisite for obtaining your diagnostic test results. To protect the health of all community members, all students must continue to practice enhanced social distancing until they receive confirmation of a negative test result. 

Bottom line: After you test, keep an eye on your email starting about 24 hours after your test, and please respond promptly to any outreach from Meenta or LC staff.

Wishing you all negative (“non-detect”) test results, but a positive start to the semester!

John Hancock, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Students for Health and Wellness