I write with good news today about a new on-campus testing option for Fine Arts students. You are receiving this email because you’ve been identified as a participant in a COFA high-risk course or activity, and we want to make meeting your testing requirements as convenient as possible.
As you know, the university has been working to scale up testing capacity to make testing easily accessible for our university community. We are piloting a pop-up testing location for College of Fine Arts students this Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kendra Scott Center on the first floor of DFA. Because you are involved in a COFA high-risk course or activity, we want to encourage you to take advantage of this pop-up testing location next Wednesday as we test out this new format and location. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, you can still take advantage of other testing locations on campus.
This pop-up testing location will offer Rapid Antigen nasal swab tests. Walks-ins are welcome, or you can shorten your intake time by scheduling an appointment. Please bring your cell phone with you to complete a brief check-in process at your appointment. It will speed up the process if you have already downloaded the Protect Texas app and completed the PCT Consent Pass. We’ll be distributing a special COFA-themed bandana to all who participate at this pop-up location next Wednesday, while supplies last.
We expect to add additional days and times to this pop-up location after next week, and we’ll be in touch with an update about that scheduling once we have more details.
I also want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for pulling together and masking and observing careful behavior. It’s been so meaningful to witness our community taking care of each other. Vaccines, masking and frequent testing are all key to protecting not only your own health, but the health of our faculty, staff and students who are working so hard, while also protecting immunocompromised family members or children who may not yet be vaccinated.