Student Health Services for COVID-19
Student Health Services now has a new Sofia 2 antigen testing machine for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Sofia 2 is a rapid testing machine, with results available within 15 minutes. If a test comes back negative, a PCR test will be sent to an offsite lab for confirmatory testing.
Student Health Services also has the ability to conduct PCR testing onsite. Test samples are collected onsite, via nasal swab, and then sent to private laboratories for processing. PCR testing is free for most students, including those who do not have insurance coverage.
We continue to work closely with Orange County Health Care Agency, who has generously provided us with free BinaxNow Rapid Antigen Kits to meet the demands of testing. Our established protocol for testing and relationship with private laboratories enabled us to meet the criteria for this resource allocation from the county.
With two testing options available, CUI is ready to assist residential and commuter students who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms. To learn more about CUI’s response to COVID-19, read CUI’s Infectious Disease Response Plan.
Student Health Services created a contact tracing framework to support patients and warn contacts of exposure in order to stop chains of transmission & prevent further spread of infection. Key personnel were identified and trained as
- Case Investigators
- Contact Tracers
- Resource Coordinators
- Data Analysts