Dear Stephen Bragale,
Our thanks to everyone for complying with the second round of testing. As the landscape on campus and outside of campus continues to evolve, we have updated our testing plans.
Fall Semester Testing
We are now asking all members of the community who are on campus to be tested once a month for the remainder of the semester. Please have your third test completed by Friday, October 23 and the fourth test by Friday, November 20.
To reserve a spot for on-campus testing, please use the links below:
If you are tested off campus, please upload a copy of your negative test results using the Fordham Student Health Portal, which is found on my.fordham.edu under the My Apps tab. Log into my.fordham.edu using your Fordham credentials, navigate to the student health section and select the option to upload COVID-19 Results. If you are testing on campus, there is no need for you to upload the results.
If you are in a high risk category, we can accommodate on-demand tests on a case-by-case basis. Please email University Health Services in advance to request a test, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a diagnostic test because you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the screening tests sites. Please call University Health Services in advance to schedule a test; RH-718-817-4160, LC-212-636-7160.
Spring Semester Testing
As we look ahead to the spring semester, please be aware that we will once again require all members of the community who will be on campus to be tested prior to returning to campus following the break. We will share more information about the spring semester testing in the coming weeks.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the overall burden of respiratory illnesses is important to protect vulnerable populations at risk for severe illness, the healthcare system, and other critical infrastructure. A flu vaccine may also provide several individual health benefits, including keeping you from getting sick with flu, reducing the severity of your illness if you do get the flu and reducing your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization. Thus, we are strongly encouraging everyone to receive the influenza vaccination, and all students can call University Health Services to schedule an appointment to receive it on campus.
Thank you for doing your part to advance the health and safety of our Fordham community.
Director of University Health Services