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Unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff must have a vaccine exemption request approved to access campus.

Weekly testing is optional for students, faculty, and staff. If you are experiencing any possible symptoms of COVID-19, please contact COVID19@vermontlaw.edu and/or registar@vermontlaw.edu before 8:30am EST and await further instruction before coming to campus. 

General On-Campus Testing Information:

If you do not have possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Testing for those who are asymptomatic will be conducted on Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
  • Testing will be held in the Hoff Lounge (1st floor Oakes, just inside the glass exterior double doors at the end of the hallway).
  • Registration is required and you must arrive at your designated appointment time. See below for information about how to sign-up. Sign-ups for Wednesday testing will open at 9:00 am on the Thursday prior.
  • Once you arrive at the testing location, please form a line outside of Hoff Lounge, six feet apart, and wait for instruction from the collection supervisor.
  • Testing is self-administered. The test is an anterior nasal swab Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. In most cases, results will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

If you have possible symptoms of COVID-19:

I’M EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, MAY I COME TO CAMPUS FOR ONSITE TESTING?

Yes. Please contact COVID19@vermontlaw.edu and await further instruction.  

TO SIGN UP FOR TESTING:

Appointments are required and can be made via TWEN. Please use the "COVID-19 Testing" TWEN site (no password) and look for the "COVID-19 Testing" signup sheets.

The TWEN sign-up sheet will open at 9:00 am the Thursday prior to Wednesday testing.

HOW DO I ACCESS TWEN IN ORDER TO SIGN UP FOR TESTING?

  1. Sign into your TWEN account: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/
  2. Click on "Manage Courses" (orange box) and select "Add Course"
  3. A search bar will pop up – type "COVID" and it should pull up the "COVID-19 Testing" site
  4. Click "Add" (blue box), then click "go to course" (this option will appear after clicking "add")
  5. Once on the COVID-19 Testing site, click "Sign-up Sheets" on the left side-bar
  6. Select "[DATE] – Asymptomatic COVID19 Testing"
  7. Scroll down until you find your desired time-slot. Click on the time you want and you will be able to reserve it.

For assistance obtaining a TWEN account, please contact Jane Woldow at JWoldow@vermontlaw.edu.

WHAT KINDS OF OFFSITE TEST RESULTS DOES VLS ACCEPT?

VLS only accepts negative PCR offsite test results, unless instructed otherwise by the COVID Coordinator or Registrar's Office. 

Please note that a positive test result from ANY kind of COVID-19 test will trigger VLS positive test protocol (more information about this protocol can be found by clicking the “Health and Safety Protocols” button at the bottom of this page.)

Should you choose to take a test other than a PCR test for any reason, and the result be returned as positive, you must alert VLS by emailing COVID19@vermontlaw.edu and stay home and away from others until you confirm the antigen test result with a PCR test.

The following types of PCR test result are currently accepted:

  • PCR - Polymerase chain reaction
  • RT-PCR - reverse transcription real time PCR (offered at VLS onsite testing)
  • Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
  • Droplet digital PCR or digital droplet PCR (ddPCR)

If you need to be tested off campus, the below test providers in the greater South Royalton area offer PCR tests. Please note, availability and cost are subject to change. Please confirm these details with the testing provider and your insurance provider before your appointment.

State Testing Provider Location Free? Appointment Needed? Tests for those WITHOUT COVID-19 Symptoms Available? Provider Contact Info Other/Notes
VT Vermont Department of Health Testing Sites Locations around the state Yes No, but strongly encouraged to ensure you can receive a PCR test Yes 802-863-7240 Website Contact Link  
VT Walgreens Locations around the state Yes (those without insurance must have symptoms) Yes Yes Website Contact Link  
VT ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Locations around the state Yes, with some insurance providers Yes Yes Website Contact Link  
VT Kinney Drugs Locations around the state Yes, with some insurance providers Yes Yes, ONLY asymptomatic testing available Website Contact Link  
VT Bethel Health Center Bethel, VT
(10 mins from campus)
Yes Yes Yes 802-234-9913  
VT Chelsea Health Center Chelsea, VT
(20 mins from campus)
Yes, with some insurance providers Yes Yes 802-685-4400  
VT Gifford Medical Center Randolph, VT
(25 mins from campus)
Yes Yes Yes 802-728-7000  
VT Rochester Health Center Rochester, VT
(35 mins from campus)
Yes Yes Yes 802-767-3704  
VT Springfield Health Center Springfield, VT
(55 mins from campus)
Yes, with some insurance providers Yes No 802-886-8902 Physician order required
VT Copley Hospital Morrisville, VT
(1 hour 20 mins from campus)
Yes Yes Yes 802-888-8642 Physician order required, can use Copely Hospital house doctor if needed
VT Manchester Medical Center-Urgent Care Manchester Center, VT
(1 hour 45 mins from campus)
Yes Yes Yes Website Contact Link PCR test results available same-day
NH ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Lebanon, NH
(25 mins from campus) and other locations around the state
Yes, with some insurance providers No. If walking-in, encouraged to arrive by 7:30am Yes 603-276-3261  
NH Walgreens Locations around the state Yes (those without insurance must have symptoms) Yes Yes Website Contact Link  
NH CVS Locations around the state Yes, with insurance or federal program for uninsured Yes Yes Website Contact Link  
NH Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Lebanon, NH
(25 mins from campus)
Yes (those without insurance coverage must qualify for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit for free testing) Yes Yes 603-442-5665 You need to be a resident within the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Service Region as shown on this map
NH Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH
(35 mins from campus)
Yes (those without insurance coverage must qualify for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit for free testing) Yes Only if a family member or close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case 603-650-1818  
NH Valley Regional Hospital Claremont, NH
(50 mins from campus)
Yes, with some insurance providers Yes Yes 603-542-7850  
NH Cheshire Medical Center Keane, NH
(1 hour 25 mins from campus)
Yes (those without insurance coverage must qualify for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit for free testing) Yes Yes 603-354-6700 You need to be a resident within the Monadnock Public Health Region (23 towns of Cheshire County, and the 10 western-most towns in Hillsborough County)
NH Speare Memorial Hospital Plymouth, NH
(1 hour 25 mins from campus)
Yes (those without insurance coverage must qualify for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit for free testing) Yes Yes 603-238-6464
Website Contact Link
 
NH Littleton Regional Healthcare Littleton, NH
(1 hour 30 mins from campus)
Yes (those without insurance coverage must qualify for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit for free testing) Yes Yes 603-575-6400  

If you make an appointment at an offsite provider, please confirm that you are making an appointment for a PCR test prior to your appointment. To ensure that the test that you receive is free, please confirm that either 1) testing is free regardless of insurance status, 2) that your insurance will cover the full cost of the test, or 3) that you quality for free testing without insurance through the provider or another program.

If you are a resident of New Hampshire and do not have insurance, you may qualify for free testing in New Hampshire through the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit. You may find more information about this benefit here.

Will we be notified of positive results in our community?

Students and faculty who were present in a residential class in which a VLS community member who tested positive for COVID-19 attended while they were possibly infectious (48 hours before symptoms began, if symptomatic, or 48 hours before a positive COVID-19 test was administered, if asymptomatic) will be notified via email, even if they were not a close contact as defined by the CDC.

You may refer to our COVID-19 dashboard, found by clicking the “Dashboard” button at the bottom of this page, for a count of all positive cases and positive cases within the past 7 days.

 

VLS COVID Testing