Spring COVID-19 Update

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Thank you for your feedback last semester regarding COVID-19; we are implementing many of your suggestions this spring. Below are Spring 2021 COVID-19 updates.

COVID-19 Updates and Information

  • We will send you regular COVID-19 updates throughout the spring.
  • We will continue to update the COVID-19 dashboard online for those who want to see the number of cases on campus. The dashboard can be found at lsu.edu/roadmap/covid-dashboard/ and will resume with updates on Monday, Jan. 11.
  • We will post any updates or changes to the spring semester that may occur on the Roadmap to Spring website.
  • Beginning Jan. 18, LSU will have a call center available to answer any questions about COVID-19 from the LSU community. The call center number is 225-427-1326.

TIGERCheck Daily Symptom Checker

  • The daily symptom checker only needs to be filled out on days that you are going to be on campus.
  • The QR code from the daily symptom checker will be used for entrance into high traffic areas on campus. 

COVID-19 Testing

  • LSU will have the following testing locations available for the LSU community:
    • LSU Student Union – Louisiana National Guard
      • Hours of Operation: weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Insurance not required.
      • Results can be expected within 72 hours.
    • 263 Coates Hall
      • Hours of Operation: weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Insurance is not required, but recommended.
      • Please bring your LSU ID and insurance card, if applicable.
      • Results can be expected within 48 hours.
    • Student Health Center
      • Hours of Operation: weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • If you are having symptoms, please contact the Student Health Center to see a healthcare provider.
    • Students who take advantage of on-campus testing will be entered into a biweekly raffle to win incentives (i.e. Apple Airpods, iPad, Apple Watch). Details will be posted to the Roadmap website soon.
    • Please note that the testing PODs will no longer be available.
    • For more information, visit lsu.edu/roadmap/health/testing.php.

Random Sentinel Testing

  • Every two weeks, a random sample of the student population will be required to get tested for COVID-19.
  • Students selected for random testing will receive an email that includes instructions on how to get tested.
  • Students who take advantage of on-campus testing will be entered into a biweekly raffle to win incentives (i.e. Apple Airpods, iPad, Apple Watch).

Wastewater Testing

  • LSU will continue to monitor the wastewater on campus. This has proven to be one of the most effective tools in monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
  • LSU will require those who are associated with spaces identified as having a high prevalence of COVID-19 to get tested. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Masks will be required on campus this spring. Wear masks properly over nose and mouth and do not remove them to speak to others.
  • Please continue to maintain 6 feet of physical distance whenever possible.
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid gathering in large groups.

Vaccine

  • LSU, in coordination with Louisiana Department of Health, will keep you updated about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • You will receive a survey regarding your interest in getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at LSU, as a member of the LSU community.