Follow-up on entry testing

Jan. 18, 2021

Dear students,

Last week you learned of the requirement for residential students to submit evidence of a negative COVID-19 test dated Jan. 19, 2021, or later, or a positive COVID-19 test (with completed isolation period and symptom improvement) dated Nov. 1, 2020, or later. This email provides more information about how to submit that evidence and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

We thank the many students whose questions show us they are taking this expectation seriously. We remind all students of their responsibility to follow the college’s safety protocols. And we emphasize the importance of not returning to campus if you are symptomatic or test positive; doing so is a violation of our code of conduct.

Please review the information below and if you have additional questions, send them to covid19response@snc.edu.

I hope the remainder of your semester break goes well!

Julie Massey
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs



How to submit your test results
To securely submit your result, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SNC medicat patient portal.
  2. Login with your SNC username and password.
  3. Click on “Upload.”
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  5. From the dropbox, click on the appropriate COVID-19 test results you will be uploading (positive, negative, etc.).
  6. Click on “Select file” and choose the appropriate documentation from your computer or phone. You can upload and submit a scan or photo.

Answers to frequently asked questions

I am a commuter student, do I need to submit this evidence?

  • Commuter students, including graduate students, are not required to submit this evidence. We are focusing this effort on residential students due to the higher risk associated with congregate living. That said, commuter students are welcome to submit this evidence, and all students are expected to comply with the college’s safety protocols including mask-wearing, physical distancing, and daily monitoring for symptoms.
Where can I get a test?
  • Health Services offers this guide to testing locations.
  • Students from Wisconsin who do not have testing sites nearby should note the highlighted bullet about the availability of home collection kits for state residents.
  • Students from out of state should note the bullet on E-True North Multi-State options, or check with their local pharmacy or health department.
  • Students can also plan to take advantage of community testing available located at UWGB on their way to campus.
  • Plan ahead! Most testing sites require an appointment.

What kind of test will be accepted as evidence of a negative COVID-19 test conducted on or after Jan. 19, 2021?

  • The college will accept either an antigen (rapid) or PCR result for this purpose.
What kind of test will be accepted as evidence of a positive COVID-19 test from Nov. 1, 2020 or later?
  • A positive PCR test is acceptable evidence.
  • Public health accepts a positive antigen test result for a symptomatic person as proof of positive COVID status. However, a positive result for an asymptomatic person must be verified with a PCR test. WI DHS has outlined this in this document. If you have questions about your positive antigen test result, contact Health Services: health@snc.edu or 920-403-3266.

Must I be tested on Jan. 19, 2021?

  • No, Jan. 19, 2021 is the earliest test date we will accept for proof of a negative test. You are welcome to be tested closer to the time you return to campus. We recognize student access to testing can vary by community, and want to provide sufficient time for students to be tested and receive results.

Is Jan. 19 supposed to be the test date or the date I get the result?

  • For those submitting evidence of a negative test, the date you are tested needs to be Jan. 19, 2021, or later. We understand that depending on the type of testing, the results may become available after that.

By what date do I need to turn in my test results?

  • Test results should be turned in by Friday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. If you have been tested, but your results are delayed, contact Health Services at health@snc.edu or 920-403-3266.

I arrived early or I am already on campus, must I still be tested?

  • Yes, this testing strategy is focused on the residential student population as it returns to its full semester level. Students who have already returned to campus may still face exposure and therefore do need to be tested.

I am fully immunized (both shots) for COVID-19, do I need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result?

  • Yes, at this time, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services does not consider vaccination an exemption from testing, or from quarantine and isolation protocols. We are happy that some of our students, due to their employment in healthcare, are already accessing immunization. However, they must still provide documentation before the semester begins.