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Spring Arrival Testing & Procedures

Spring Move-In Sign Up Information

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All residential students will be tested upon arrival to campus, using a rapid antigen test.

This type of test detects active infections. If you tested positive over break, are symptom-free, and have completed your isolation period, you will not test positive using this test.

We strongly encourage students to take a rapid test the same day prior to traveling to campus to avoid having to travel back home. Students testing positive will not be able to move-in or remain on campus. 

Haven't signed up for your move-in timeslot?

Sign up online on our Spring Move-In webpage. You are required to have a move-in date and timeslot in order to come to campus. 

Arrival Instructions:  

  • Arrive at the main entrance of campus and proceed to parking lot B.
  • Enter the Gengras Student Union (GSU) to complete arrival testing and check-in—all residential students will be required to complete a rapid test upon arrival.
  • Once you have been tested, you will proceed back to your vehicle until you receive your test results. Results will be sent through a Physician One health portal—see below for login instructions.
  • If you receive a negative COVID-19 test result, you will go back into GSU, room 331, to complete the spring check-in process and receive your move-in parking pass.
  • Be sure you have your student ID with you as it will be needed for check-in. 

Physician One Health Portal

In order to complete arrival testing, you will need to set up a profile with the Physician One health portal prior to arriving on campus during your move-in time slot.

Follow the below instructions to create your profile: 
  1. Access the Physician One link
  2. Select "create a new account" if this is your first time accessing your profile
  3. Enter your email or mobile number—whatever you select will determine how you are notified of your test result (either email or text message). 
  4. Activate your account by confirming your account information either via email or text message
  5. Create a password for your profile—this will complete your account activation and you can begin filling in your profile.
  6. Fill in a demographic information for your profile.
  7. Confirm that the organiziational code UHARTA shows in the organizational code field. If it does not auto populate, please type it in manually. 
  8. You will be asked to select a time slot for your test—you MUST select the same time slot for testing that you selected for move-in. 

Results of your arrival test will be sent through the portal and you’ll be notified when your results are ready by either email or text, depending on what preference you select when you set up your account.

As a reminder, you must have the portal set up in order to go through arrival testing. Please create a profile prior to coming to campus for move-in. If you have any technical difficulties setting up a profile, please email testing@p1uc.com for assistance.

Testing Positive for Spring Arrival

We are encouraging all residential students to complete a rapid test before traveling to campus – ideally the same day as your move-in time slot. 

If you test positive prior to your move-in time slot:
  • Do not come to campus.
  • Report your positive test result via the LiveSafe app.
  • A contact tracer will call you to discuss your isolation period and when you are able to return to campus.
  • Once you have a sense of when you will be released from isolation, please contact Residential Life at reslife@hartford.edu to make alternate arrangements to move back to campus.
If you test positive upon arrival (through the University’s arrival testing):
  • You will be directed to leave campus immediately.
    • If you arrived in your own vehicle by yourself, or with others who are not UHart students:
      • You will be notified of your positive test result through the Physician One health portal while you wait in your vehicle—please remain in your vehicle if you receive a positive result.
      • Within a few minutes, you will receive a phone call from a UHart employee to discuss your plans for leaving campus for the duration of your isolation.
      • Your vehicle will be directed off campus by Public Safety once your plans are solidified.
    • If you arrived via a rideshare service:
      • You will wait for your test results in a small waiting area in the GSU café.
      • If you receive a positive result through the Physician One health portal, you should immediately proceed to the designated isolation space within GSU to await further instructions (this will be clearly marked).
      • Within a few minutes, you will receive a phone call from a UHart employee to discuss your plans for leaving campus for the duration of your isolation.
      • Your belongings will be dropped off by Public Safety at a designated location where you can retrieve them.
    • If you arrive via carpool with other UHart students:
      • You will wait in the vehicle you arrived in for your test results.
      • If you receive a positive result through the Physician one health portal, you should remain where you are until you receive further instructions. Please continue to wear your mask while in your vehicle to protect others.
      • Within a few minutes, you will receive a phone call from a UHart employee to discuss your plans for leaving campus for the duration of your isolation.
      • Other UHart students who arrived with you in the same vehicle may also be required to leave campus for quarantine depending on their vaccination status (see below section)
If you arrive with someone who tests positive:
  • If you have received your booster shot, or you are not yet eligible for a booster because your primary series was given less than five months prior, you will not need to quarantine and will be permitted to remain on campus and move in to your regular housing assignment. You should plan to get a COVID-19 test five days after move-in based on your close contact.
  • If you are unvaccinated or have not received a booster shot for which you are eligible, you will be required to leave campus for a quarantine period as a result of your contact with the positive case.

Symptomatic Testing During Spring Semester

Health Services
  • Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Contact: 860.768.6601
on-campus testing options

Health Services offers COVID-19 testing for students who have symptoms. They are open for patient care Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

local testing options
  • Hartford HealthCare’s Go Health Urgent Care in Bishop's Corner offers PCR tests and rapid tests seven days a week. Call 860.200.7701 to make an appointment.
  • Physician One at 21 North Main Street in West Hartford offers PCR tests and rapid tests seven days a week. Call 860.236.3911 to make an appointment.
  • Cost and time to get results may vary based on location and type of test. Results can take up to seven days for PCR tests and prices typically range from $100­ to $150.

Testing Policy

This policy was updated on July 26, 2021.

To maintain the health and well-being of the University community, it is essential that those community members with an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing throughout the academic year. This policy refers to viral testing only (not antibody testing), which determines whether you have a current COVID-19 infection. 

Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

  • All students and employees with a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine requirement will receive weekly tests
  • These tests are not optional. You must report to the on-campus testing site as instructed.
  • You must take the tests and agree to release your results to the University of Hartford.
  • The tests are at no cost to you.
  • If a positive test is identified, Health Services will contact you. Students and employees should plan to go home to self-isolate. If students are not able to go home and must isolate on campus, you will be isolated in accordance with the quarantine and isolation policy.
  • Students who do not show up for testing will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. If found responsible for violating the testing policy, possible sanctions may include loss of housing/access to campus. Employees will be referred to Human Resources.

 

Students, faculty, or staff who receive a positive COVID-19 test result off campus must report to Health Services. If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, you must contact Health Services or your own physician for consult. Do not try to self-quarantine.

Definitions

Isolation

A student that has COVID-19 and must return home or stay in a designated isolation space. Absence from classes as a result of COVID-19 infections will be considered excused, and students will work individually with their faculty to determine the best method for making up missed work. Students who are not able to leave campus for isolation may room with other students in isolation. 

Quarantine

A student who was exposed to COVID-19, and is unvaccinated, needs to wait and see if they develop symptoms. Quarantine is typically 10 days since the last exposure to the infected person. Students should go home for quarantine whenever possible, but may quarantine in their own space or be moved to a separate quarantine space depending on the living situation and recommendation of Health Services. Unvaccinated students may also be asked to quarantine if they have had no known exposure, but are awaiting a COVID-19 test while exhibiting symptoms. Vaccinated students that are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms may also be asked to quarantine.  While in quarantine, students may or may not have a roommate depending on the situation.