Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced today the next steps in resuming operations, beginning with testing availability for students, faculty, and staff.
IU and partner IU Health have entered into an agreement to make testing available to all persons in the IU community who have symptoms of COVID-19- those who think they have COVID-19 can start a screening through One.IU on June 1st.
Screening resources are available to all IU students, faculty, and staff even if they are not currently in the state. After a person is screened, a medical provider will determine if a test is needed.
If a patient is recommended for testing, they will be referred to one of 15 IU or IU Health testing site locations.
All samples will be sent to IU Health’s pathology lab in Indianapolis.
Any person who tests positive will be directed to self-isolate and contact tracing will be required under the Indiana State Department of Health guidelines.
When testing begins June 1, McRobbie’s statement says research activities can resume in phases.
A committee will soon issue recommendations on how to restart research activities.
IU’s statement says the goal is to resume all on-campus research by July 1.
McRobbie’s statement says the fall semester can include on-campus instruction to some extent, based on recommendations made by an advisory committee he’s appointed. The statement emphasizes that testing and contact tracing are key prerequisites to this.
His statement says all of IU's campuses across the state are communicating about actions taken.
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