Individuals identified for arrival testing will receive an invitation to schedule an appointment.
Surveillance testing for COVID-19 will continue at a rate of 20 percent of the population per week. Individuals will be selected through a randomized algorithm.
Mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19 will be required for 100 percent of the unvaccinated population to maintain access to campus. This population consists of unvaccinated students and employees with an approved exemption; and employees and students with vaccinations that are not recognized by WHO.
Mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19 will be required for 100 percent of the unvaccinated population and they are strongly encouraged to wear masks even when outdoors if they are unable to physically distance.
Failure to Complete Testing
If a student misses their testing appointment, they must reschedule as soon as possible for the next available testing time.
If an unvaccinated or partially vaccinated student misses testing and fails to reschedule, their campus access will be deactivated and Continuing Education and their parents will be notified. If students do not test, they will be removed from the Pre-College program and will not receive a refund.
Students are notified of a positive test result by Health Services, who gives isolation instruction and collects close contacts; Health Services notifies the student’s instructor, Continuing Education, technicians, department coordinators and all close contacts.
Given the nature and duration of the Pre-College program, any individual (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to leave the program. RISD will support the student as necessary, including but not limited to temporary isolated housing to support safe travel home. Students who are required to leave the program due to a positive COVID-19 test result will receive a refund of the program cost.