Robert Morris requires negative Covid-19 test to return to campus for Spring Semester

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On Friday, Robert Morris University has announced that all students must be tested for Covid-19 regardless of vaccination status before returning to campus for the spring semester. 

The university announced that it will be hosting a testing clinic for all students who plan on returning to campus. They are requiring that all students be tested on campus between Jan. 7 and Jan. 10. Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Some students are exempt from on campus testing. Any student who has documentation of a negative PCR or Antigen test dated no more than 48 hours prior to their return to campus or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days is not required to participate in reentry testing.

Any documentation of Covid-19 tests must be sent to [email protected]

The university is also is recommending that students receive their Covid-19 booster shots and become fully vaccinated if they are not already before returning to campus. Students who are fully vaccinated will not be required to participate in surveillance testing when they return to campus. 

Robert Morris also advises students to refrain from large social gatherings, maintain distance from others they do not live with and wear a mask outside of the home. They have also informed students that they will continue to require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 

 

“The RMU administration, staff, and faculty continue to work with the Allegheny County Health Department and UPMC medical experts to manage the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Delta variant, and to assess how the Omicron variant could affect our community in the Spring 2022 semester. Our goal is to prevent COVID-19 from causing disruption when we all return to campus on January 10, 2022,” said the university in an email to students regarding reentry testing for the spring semester.