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Testing for Faculty and Staff

Updated 2021 Spring Semester Re-Entry

12/31/2020

The AAMU Student Health and Counseling Center is partnering with the Office of Human Resources and Huntsville Hospital to test all faculty and staff (including part-time and adjunct) for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the Spring 2021 Semester.

Mandatory re-entry testing will be facilitated over three days at Louis Crews Stadium. Employees are asked to comply with the testing schedule below, and telework until designated testing day. Testing will be drive-through only,so you are asked to remain in your vehicle.Please bring a copy of your insurance card (co-pay not required).

Employees will receive a PCR test from Huntsville Hospital, and a rapid test from the Student Health Center on their assigned day. Results from the rapid test will be provided through the Navica App (see important instructions below about the App).

Testing schedule

  • Monday, January 4th – All non-essential employees telework.
  • Tuesday, January 5th – Testing for all essential employees (as designated by Division Vice President/Head), from 9am –1pm.
  • Tuesday, January 5th – Testing for non-essential employees with a last name beginning with A –F, from 9am –1pm.
  • Wednesday, January 6th – Testing for non-essential employees with a last name beginning with G –N, from 9am –1pm.
  • Thursday, January 7th – Testing for non-essential employees with a last name beginning with M –Z, from 9am –1pm.

Additional Guidance

Flow of Traffic to the Stadium

  • Meridian Street to Holloway Road
  • Make a right onto Bates Circle
  • Drive up to the tent at the George H. Hobson Fieldhouse to receive your COVID-19 rapid test (STOP #1)
  • Proceed to the west (home) side of the stadium to receive your COVID-19 PCR test (STOP #2)
  • Exit using Davis Road or Meridian Street

Receiving Test Results

Rapid results from STOP #1 will be delivered through the Navica App, available in the App Store and Google Play. Please download the Navica App (Apple App Store and Google Play Store)

  • Follow the steps below to set-up an account prior to arriving at the testing location
  • Click on Create Account
  • Read the End User License Agreement and click Agree and Continue
  • Read the Navica Privacy Notice, and click Agree and Continue
  • Enter your personal email address and click Send Code
  • Check your personal email account to retrieve your Verification Code
  • Return to the Navica App to enter your Verification Code and click Verify Code•Create Your Password and click Set Password
  • Manually enter information from your driver’s license. Note: select Education: University or College for participant type
  • Display your Navica ID (on your device) upon engaging with health professional at STOP #1

Employees with a negative rapid test may return to campus on date designated by his/her supervisor. The Student Health Center will report positive rapid test results to Human Resources. Huntsville Hospital will provide PCR test results directly to employees, once available.

A positive rapid or PCR test requires isolation until a subsequent negative test is received. Employees are asked to immediately report positive PCR test results and direct contact(s), as defined by the CDC, to the Office of Human Resources at 256-372-5835.

Please be advised that not completing the above steps in a timely manner could be perceived as insubordination.

If you have any questions about testing, please contact Student Health and Counseling Center at 256-372-5601. Thank you for your cooperation.


2021 Spring Semester Re-Entry

12/15/2020

The Student Health and Counseling Center has partnered with The Office of Human Resources to present information concerning the 2021 Spring Semester re-entry to campus. AAMU is partnering with Huntsville Hospital to test all faculty and staff to include part-time and adjunct for COVID-19.

The 2021 Spring Semester Re-Entry Testing will be facilitated in two phases. Employees must complete both phases as outlined below before returning to campus. Testing will take place in the parking lot of the AAMU Student Health and Wellness Center

Re-entry Phases

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Huntsville Hospital will administer a PCR COVID-19 test to all faculty and staff from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Student Health and Counseling Center parking lot.

  • Testing will be drive-through only (Please stay in your vehicle)
  • Please bring your insurance card
  • No co-pays

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Student Health Center will administer a Rapid COVID-19 test to all faculty and staff from 9:00 a.m. – Noon (Student Health and Counseling Center parking lot).

  • Testing will be drive-through only (Please stay in your vehicle)
  • Download the Navica App (Apple App Store and Google Play Store) and follow the steps below prior to arriving:
    • Click on Create Account
    • Read the End User License Agreement and click Agree and Continue
    • Read the Navica Privacy Notice, and click Agree and Continue
    • Enter your personal email address and click Send Code
    • Check your personal email account to retrieve your Verification Code o Return to the Navica App to enter your Verification Code and click Verify Code
    • Create Your Password and click Set Password
    • Manually enter information from your driver’s license. Note: select Education: University or College for participant type. receive your results.
  • Display your Navica ID (on your device) upon engaging with health professional at testing location.
  • Results will be sent directly to you within 60-minutes of testing.

Additional guidance

The employee should NOT return to campus if his/her rapid COVID-19 test administered on January 6th or 7th is positive. Furthermore, employees are asked to monitor PCR test results and not return back to campus if positive. The employee is responsible for reporting a positive PCR test to Human Resources who in turn will notify the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center will report positive rapid test results to Human Resources.

Employees who have not received their test results, receive a positive test result, or have not received notification that they are clear to return to work, should NOT return to work/campus for any reason until all the steps listed above are completed/ received.

Please be advised that not completing the above steps in a timely manner could be perceived as insubordination.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Health and Counseling Center at 256-372-5601


COVID-19 Testing Instructions for Faculty and Staff

Testing Update for Employees

7/28/2020

Due to a significant increase in testing across the city, state and country, LabCorp supplies are limited. To this end, you are encouraged to use one of the following PCR testing options. Note, an antigen test/rapid test results will not be accepted.

  • Identify a testing location with LabCorp supplies. This option requires the LabCorp Testing Form (previously emailed).  Please do not email results if you use this option as LabCorp will provide results directly to the Health Center through a secure portal. 

Please remember to test by August 3, 2020.  It is recommended that you call testing sites to confirm testing availability, acceptance of insurance, and to schedule an appointment, if required.  Also, employees with symptoms, testing positive, or in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive case should not visit campus for any reason until negative results are received.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 256-425-4201 (Health Center - Medical on-call).


  1. Download the LabCorp COVID-19 testing request form and view the testing locations below
  2. IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS TESTING DONE BY AUGUST 3, 2020.
  3. Take to a facility that uses This is critical that you use a provider that sends to LabCorp.
  4. Have the facility collect your COVID test and fill out the LabCorp request form. If you have insurance have the collector mark the insurance billing box and provide your insurance information, LabCorp will file your insurance.
  5. If you choose to test with another facility/method, please forward results to the Health and Counseling Center by August 3, 2020 via email: studenthealth@aamu.edu.

Note: Please do not email LabCorp results as they will be transmitted to the Health Center via a secure portal hosted by LabCorp.

Contact the Student Health and Counseling Center should you have questions: studenthealth@aamu.edu or call 256-425-4201

 

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