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COVID-19 Testing - 12.1.20

Re: Do Your Part - COVID-19 Testing
To: All campus
December 1, 2020
 
Campus Community,
 
This week UC Merced has scheduled another round of COVID-19 testing. While some testing will be mandatory, we strongly urge even those who are not required to be tested to do so as a means help our community maintain its collective health and wellness.
 
Students:
All students active on campus will have access to a testing appointment at the Student Health Center. Resident students who leave for the holiday will be required to complete two tests within 14 days of their return to the residence halls.
 
Students who are working in research facilities, including graduate students, will need to complete one test no later than Dec. 11. Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible with the Student Health Center.
 
Faculty and staff:
Employees who are active on campus more than once a week with recurring frequency are strongly encouraged to schedule an exam with the clinic that will be hosted on campus Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The clinic will be in partnership with Castle Family Health and will be located at the gymnasium in the Gallo Recreation Center. Please schedule an appointment here.
 
For those who are not active on campus, we also strongly encourage scheduling a test at the county’s testing facility at the Merced County fairgrounds. This is free to all Merced County residents. You can book an appointment here.
 
More information on COVID testing in general throughout Merced County can be found on the County of Merced website.
 
Free PPE:
The Southeast Asian Community is hosting a COVID-19 Outreach Drive-Thru event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Merced County Fairgrounds. They will be distributing free PPE kits which include masks, hand sanitizer and informational material about how to stay safe and healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
Please remember to Do Your Part for our community.
 
Thank you.
 
Andrew Boyd
Chief Resilience Officer