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Dr. Wadley's quarantine presentation on the Health Services COVID

Students Safe Spring Return | COVID-19 Testing 

Any student who will reside in one of our residence halls must present a negative COVID test seven days before their assigned move-in date. Any student who plans to be on campus for any reason must also submit a negative test seven days before arriving on campus. If you are fully virtual and have no plans to come to campus in the spring, you do not need to submit a test.

A PCR test is preferred, but antigen testing will be accepted. Tests that are NOT acceptable include antibody (IgM, IgG).

● New Students: On-Campus Residents 

❖ The test must be done between January 07 - January 13 (prior to move-in Jan. 14) 

● Returning Students: On-Campus Residents 

❖ The test must be done between January 09 - January 15 (prior to move-in Jan. 16) 

● Commuters: New and Returning Students 

          ❖ Test must be done between January 12 - January 18 (prior to classes beginning Jan. 19) 


If you have previously tested positive, please contact Student Health Services at 504-520-7396. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days before arrival on campus, then you may not need to retest as long as you do not develop symptoms, but our medical staff will advise you. 

● Lab reports will be needed that include: 

❖ Identification information, such as student name and date of birth 

❖ Type of test administered 

❖ Test date 

❖ Results 

❖ Name and address of lab


Your test results are to be submitted to Student Health Services (SHS) via email at healthservices@xula.edu, fax: 504.520.7962 or uploaded through the patient portal at MY XULA. 

● Check to see if there are free testing sites or drive-through sites to get tested near you.

● Check with your local Walgreens or CVS. 

● Check with your primary care provider to see if they provide testing 


PCR or antigen (rapid) testing is required for students before they arrive, with the negative test results submitted to SHS. 

If you are an on-campus resident and do not provide test results before your scheduled arrival, you must quarantine for 10 days. If you are an off-campus resident and do not provide test results before your first day of class, you will be required to do virtual classes until you provide a negative test result. 


No. Testing is required prior to arrival. 


Yes, but you must quarantine in an assigned quarantine room until the test results are received and submitted to SHS. If the results come back negative you can end self-quarantine. If they come back positive, you will be placed in isolation for 10 days.

Yes, you can self-quarantine off-campus on your own with friends or family, but please notify housing of your plan and arrange for a new move-in date and time. You will be required to do virtual classes during this time. 

Please contact SHS at 504.520.7396. Our medical staff will assist you with your COVID Positive Plan and connect you with resources you may need. If you are still at home, you should delay your travel and contact your healthcare provider for evaluation. You cannot come to campus until you have met requirements to leave isolation, are no longer contagious, and have been cleared by SHS.

If you do not develop symptoms, isolation can usually end 10 days after the positive test. If you do develop symptoms, follow the guidance of your healthcare provider. Typically, isolation can end after a minimum of 10 days and at least 24 hours of symptom improvement, including no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications like Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc. 

If you test positive after moving on campus, you should call SHS at 504.520.7396 immediately, available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. SHS will help students enact their COVID Positive Plan. If a student tests positive or receives the notification of exposure to coronavirus after hours or on weekends when SHS is closed please notify your Resident Assistant immediately. 


If you are still at home, you should delay your travel and contact your healthcare provider for evaluation and testing. If you test positive, you cannot come to campus until you have met requirements to leave isolation and are no longer contagious. The minimum time for isolation if diagnosed with COVID is 10 days and at least 24 hours of symptom improvement, including no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.). 

If you develop symptoms after moving on campus, you should call SHS at 504.520.7396 for a telephone screening, available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you test positive, SHS will help you enact your COVID Positive Plan. If you test positive or receive the notification of exposure to coronavirus after hours or on weekends when SHS is closed, please notify your Resident Assistant immediately. 


If you are still home, you should delay your travel and quarantine for 10 days starting from the day of your last contact with the person who tested positive. If you have already moved onto campus call SHS at 504.520.7396, available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you receive the notification after hours or on weekends when SHS is closed, please notify your Resident Assistant immediately. You will need to complete a 10-day quarantine period.


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