RISD is working with private nonprofit agency the Broad Institute (affiliated with MIT and Harvard) to conduct initial and ongoing campus PCR population surveillance testing for COVID-19.
Types of Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
Selection for asymptomatic testing for the vaccinated population is through randomized algorithm. All unvaccinated/undisclosed employees and students will be selected for testing each week to maintain access to campus.
If a community member’s test is negative, they receive an email prompting them to securely login to the testing portal to view their results within 24 hours. If a student’s test is positive, Health Services will contact them directly. If an employee’s test is positive, Employee Health Coordinator Karen Chase, NP, will contact them directly.
Employees who live outside a 75 miles radius of campus will be reimbursed up to $50 if they choose to receive a test off-campus.
Tests must be taken during the surveillance period for which the individual was selected and MUST be PCR tests, not rapid or antigen tests.
Employee results from tests completed offsite must be uploaded via a secure Dropbox link (sign-in using RISD email address and password is required to access the doc). Please do not send your results via email as they contain confidential information.