As of today, September 7, 2020, Shippensburg University has had 4 reported positive COVID-19 cases. A new positive case, which is a student, was communicated today. The other cases are no longer classified as “Active Cases”, as those individuals have completed their 10 days isolation and have been cleared to return to campus life.
1) ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING: The University is inviting a random selection of student to participate in Asymptomatic Testing every week. These tests will require 48-72 hours for results. If a student is invited, they will receive an e-mail from the SU COVID Office. A different sampling of students will be invited to participate each week.All students are welcome (and encouraged) to take advantage of this voluntary testing initiative.
Asymptomatic testing is available for ALL students free of charge. If a student is interested, please contact the Etter Student Health Center to make an appointment. X1458
2) SYMPTOMATIC TESTING: Etter/WellSpan continues to test for symptomatic students. WellSpan works with each student who arrives and is exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection. Some students may not qualify for the symptomatic tests in accordance with medical protocol and their presenting symptoms/illness, but can request an asymptomatic test at that time. Symptomatic tests are administered to students who present symptoms in line with COVID-19 infection.
Since August 20, 2020 we have had 53 students take the symptomatic test, with four positive cases. All testing, Asymptomatic and Symptomatic on our campus is purely voluntary, in accordance with State System (PASSHE) directives.
WellSpan follows notification procedures in accordance with the PaDOH (reporting through PA-NEDSS, an electronic database that relays information to the CDC and PA DoH). We are committed to carrying out all PaDOH recommended guidance to help us fulfill our mission of educational excellence and opportunity while promoting the health and well-being of our campus family, community, and region.
Please visit the Health& Well-being dashboard of the Navigate Fall 2020 Website for additional information. All members of the Shippensburg family are urged to visit the Raider Respect webpage to download the Campus Shield self-monitoring app and to findinformation on COVID-19 exposure, positive COVID-19 cases and case investigation.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the COVID-19 office will email updates on case counts and necessary protocols. The case count will be updated every weekday on the Health& Well-being webpage. At any time, find the latest updates on tackling COVID-19 together at ship.edu.