Changes to COVID-19 surveillance testing

March 21, 2022

SNC community:

Thanks to continuing low COVID-19 transmission rates in Brown County, the college will suspend weekly surveillance testing of students through Health Services beginning this week. However, Health Services will continue offering free COVID-19 testing for students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. (Faculty and staff can access free COVID-19 testing in the community; find info here.)

This change is in line with CDC recommendations for areas of low transmission and is supported by reduced incidence of COVID-19 detected during surveillance testing on campus throughout the spring semester (view the On-Campus Testing section of the COVID-19 Dashboard).

Exception for student-athletes: Regular testing of in-season student-athletes does not change based on community transmission rates, per NCAA guidelines. Weekly PCR/NAAT testing or three-times-per-week antigen testing will continue for in-season student-athletes at this time.

College leadership is keeping a close eye on pandemic conditions in the area as well as in other parts of the world, and it continues to meet regularly to share information from public health officials and evaluate the college’s policies. As with all COVID-19 protocols, this revised policy is subject to change based on evolving conditions.

We’d also like to remind you that vaccination offers the best protection against severe COVID-19 illness. Health Services continues to provide COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots; make an appointment by emailing health@snc.edu or calling 920-403-3266.

If you have questions about the college’s COVID-19 policies, please review the COVID-19 guidelines or contact covid19response@snc.edu.