Campus Testing Workflow
A multi-pronged approach to COVID-19 testing supports early identification of positive COVID-19 cases, allowing us to quickly take the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the individual as well as the UConn campus community. Here are the three types of testing we utilize:
Wastewater Surveillance Testing (Gold Box)
UConn is collecting samples of wastewater from areas on campus to determine if COVID-19 is present in the UConn community.
Pooled Surveillance Testing (Blue Box)
Individual students provide a tube of saliva, which is then pooled together in small groups. If one group or pool tests positive, those in that pool will need to be tested further with an individual clinical test.
Individual Clinical Testing (Orange Box)
Students may be invited by SHaW to the Field House for an Individual Clinical Test, which can be performed both randomly as part of SHaW’s surveillance efforts, or in a more targeted approach based off of pooled or wastewater indicators.
Surveillance Screening or Surveillance Testing
Surveillance screening is a routine screening of the UConn campus community in an effort to identify asymptomatic (without symptoms) cases of COVID-19. Surveillance screening has expanded to include residential students, commuter students, and off-campus students.
Clinical or Diagnostic Testing
Clinical or diagnostic testing is specific testing that takes place in a clinical environment to determine if an individual has an active COVID-19 infection.