Ahead of Thanksgiving break, full-time and consistent part-time CUW employees are invited to participate in a voluntary surveillance opportunity on campus.

Surveillance will take place Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 8-9:30 a.m.

If you have any of the following you should not be doing surveillance testing:

  • Your tracker is flagged as quarantine or symptomatic (a color other than green)
  • You have had a previous lab-confirmed infection (positive test) within the last three months

If you are interested in participating in this voluntary opportunity, please report to the Heidelberg Lab (H005 is just beyond the Commuter Lounge, just before you enter the School of Pharmacy)

  • The first 90 full-time and part-time employees (no adjunct instructors or student employees, please) each of these days will be tested only; it is first come, first serve basis (no advanced sign up required)
  • You will be asked to show your tracked and only individuals with a green status should report
  • Samples will be a self-collection of "saliva in a test tube" (to oversimplify it). No swabs will take place.
**A note from the lab: Please refrain from eating or drinking anything around the time of the sample collection.
  • Collections will be done between the hours of 8-9:30 a.m. both days
  • Collection will be a quick in-and-out process
  • We should have results the same day
    • HR will email results and any further directions to employees using their CUW email address

This is surveillance testing, not diagnostic testing. If you have been feeling ill or are feeling ill that morning, you should NOT REPORT.

Please note: Any positive on surveillance testing will require confirmatory PCR testing. All surveillance positives will be treated as an active positive case even though individual is asymptomatic. University/CDC guidelines on positive test isolation/quarantine would remain in effect unless PCR negative commercial test would return.


Many Concordia employees helped to make employee testing a possibility on campus, specifically the team working with Bob Burlage and Justin Speck, Ernie Stremski, Renee Gosselin and Health Center team, Steve Taylor and team, and so many more. This is a great opportunity for employees who are interested in testing prior to our Thanksgiving holiday.