Colorado State University wants to maintain a thriving environment where are students, staff, and faculty can learn and work as we all navigate COVID-19 together. One of the best strategies we have for keeping our community healthy is identifying those who have COVID-19 and helping them take action to prevent the spread to others.
Sept 23 Testing Update
As of Sept. 23, the university has conducted more than 15,760 tests on CSU’s main campus since mid-August of students, faculty and staff. These are reflected in the dashboard, along with students, faculty and staff tests at other locations, including through physicians or doctor’s offices and county testing sites.
Since Sept 8 through Sept. 23, the university has tested:
- All students living in:
- Corbett North and South Wings
- Braiden Hall
- Parmelee Hall
- Summit Hall
- Edwards Hall
- Ingersoll Hall
- Newsome Hall
- Allison Hall
- Lodgepole, Cottonwood and Walnut of Aggie Village North
- University Village 1500 (student testing was mandatory, adult family members also were invited to test)
- International House (student testing was mandatory, adult family members also were invited to test)
- All students living in the off-campus Chi Omega sorority house were tested at their house
- All students living in the off-campus Gamma Phi Beta house were tested at their house
- All students living in the off-campus Phi Delta Theta house will be tested at their house this week
- All students living in any fraternity or sorority house in the city were tested at the Main Campus testing site. All chapter houses are off campus.
Sept 8 Testing Update
As of Sept. 8, the university has conducted more than 10,304 of tests on CSU’s main campus since mid-August of students, faculty and staff. These are reflected in the dashboard, along with students, faculty and staff tests at other locations, including through physicians or doctor’s offices and county testing sites.
To date, the university mandated testing through the university’s free testing of:
- All students in university housing who live in Braiden Hall and one building in University Village based on wastewater measurements (week of Aug. 24)
- All employees who work in the area of Moby and Durrell, based on wastewater measurements (week of Aug. 31)
- All members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity who live in a chapter house (off campus in non-university housing). These students were tested due to five positive COVID-19 cases in that house (week of Aug. 31)
Additional members of our community who were strongly encouraged to get a free test include:
- Students who live in Corbett Hall (week of Aug. 24)
- Fraternity and sorority members who live in various chapter houses across the city (week of Aug. 31)
- Graduate Teaching Assistants due to their frequent in-person contact with students (week of Aug. 31)
The university’s testing strategy
CSU is testing students, faculty and staff for testing based on a number of strategic factors.
Individuals who do not meet that criteria but want a test should seek testing at a Larimer County testing site.
- Wastewater sampling at 17 locations on Main Campus may trigger group testing. Wastewater serves as an early sign of infection. Monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 infection provides an opportunity for intervention before it has a chance to spread. When wastewater tests indicate that the virus may be present in a particular location, the university requires tests of individuals who live or work at those locations to prevent spread of COVID-19.
- Contact tracing may trigger individual or small group testing to identify close contacts of positive individuals. Close contacts may then be required to get tested, particularly when they are close contacts of two or more individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Per university policy, the university may mandate any student, faculty or staff member get tested. Individuals may only opt out for medical or religious reasons. Even in those instances they must document that they are refusing to get a test and may be required to quarantine if they refuse to get tested.