Auburn University at Montgomery students coming to campus during the Fall 2020 semester will be required to receive a free COVID-19 test through GuideSafe™, a health and safety initiative offered by the State of Alabama and supported by federal CARES Act funding.
Students must undergo COVID-19 testing within 14 days of their planned arrival on campus.
Students who test negative will be cleared to return to campus without delay. Those who test positive for the virus must receive medical clearance from a health care provider after quarantine in order to come to campus (students who test positive will be allowed to participate in remote learning if physically able).
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 12 weeks do not need to be re-tested at this time. Those students can provide AUM with a copy of their positive test result and medical clearance from a health care provider before returning to campus.
Students will soon receive an e-mail from “GuideSafe Entry Testing” (email@example.com) with instructions on accessing their COVID-19 test. Test kits will be mailed to out-of-state students, while international students will receive specific instructions on testing from AUM’s Office of Global Initiatives.
Test sites will be located around Alabama beginning August 4. The Baptist Campus Ministry building, located at the intersection of University Drive and Senators Drive across from the AUM Baseball Complex, will also serve as a test location for the campus community. Auburn University and Alabama State University will also host test sites within the region.
Our ability to test each student entering campus this fall will go a long way in helping us maintain a safe environment for every member of the AUM community. On our campus, testing will supplement other measures to promote the health and well-being of students and employees, including the wearing of face coverings, social distancing, daily self-screening, and telehealth counseling and health screenings through Warhawk Health Services.
Additional information on campus health and safety initiatives can be found in AUM’s Back-to-Campus guide, as well as our on our Student FAQ and Employee FAQ web pages. Got a question? Submit it through our Ask AUM portal.