Update on COVID-19 testing from President Holoman • July 29 • 3 PM
Following discussions with our partners at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Centenary College will not require all students, faculty, and staff to be tested for COVID-19 on August 5-7 as previously announced. This change is in alignment with the most current CDC recommendations and also responds to the needs of our local community, allowing Ochsner LSU Health to concentrate testing resources on symptomatic and high-risk individuals.
On August 5-7, testing will be required for the following groups: student-athletes, choir members, dining staff, custodial staff, residence life staff. Testing will be optional for all other students, faculty, and staff.
Centenary will continue to require all students, faculty, and staff to be tested anytime their daily screening indicates a need for test, if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, or if they are advised by a medical professional to be tested. The College maintains a list of local testing centers through Health Services. Additional testing dates will be available and publicized throughout the semester.