The following message was sent to all students on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
The rumor that closing the Agganis test collection site has resulted in a net reduction of available slots for COVID-19 testing is not true.
We have enough appointments available for every student, including those who used the Agganis site. After consolidating and locating all COVID test collection sites for students on the Charles River Campus to one site – 808 Commonwealth Avenue (808 Comm) – we, simultaneously, increased the number of available appointments for test collection at the 808 Comm site.
In order to make sure you’re able to schedule an appointment time that’s convenient and workable for you, we recommend you schedule your test collection appointment at least 2 days in advance. There are plenty of appointments to go around at the 808 Comm site. In addition to scheduling in advance, caring enough about ourselves and each other to follow these practices for COVID test collection will keep test collection open and flexible for everyone: limit your scheduling of an appointment to one time each week (unless asked to do otherwise); show up for your appointment on time; and, if you have a change in plans, cancel your appointment to free up that time slot for another student.
Soon you will see reminders, around campus, for how to keep your badge green. Here’s a link to a checklist.
We appreciate you and your cooperation,
Dr. Judy Platt
Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of Student Health Services
Associate Provost and Dean of Students