Surveillance testing of unvaccinated employees to start Aug. 9; vaccination clinic set for Aug. 4


As the university gears up for the fall 2021 semester, we are starting random COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated employees.

The required surveillance testing will begin next Monday, Aug. 9, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Testing will continue throughout the semester.

Selected employees will receive an e-mail with testing appointment details.

Marshall University uses a self-administered salvia-based test. It is recommended you hydrate in the hours before your test, however, you should not eat, drink, smoke, use tobacco products, chew gum or use mouthwash within 30 minutes of your test. Visit the university’s website for more information about the saliva-based testing process.

Testing details for the South Charleston and Mid-Ohio Valley Center campuses will be shared directly with employees in those locations.

Vaccinated employees are exempt from testing requirements—unless testing is requested as part of contact tracing protocols.

For employees who want to get vaccinated, a walk-up clinic is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. on the second-floor balcony of the Memorial Student Center. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for the vaccine.

For more information about the university’s COVID-19 response, please visit or e-mail

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