Clarification on employee registration for COVID-19 Sentinel Testing

Published: September 18, 2020

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Following Auburn’s launch of the GuideSafe™ Sentinel Testing Program last week, faculty and staff on the main campus are encouraged to register to participate in the voluntary testing effort (employees are not automatically included and must register). Once registered, employees may then be selected for a random weekly COVID-19 test. Participation in the sentinel testing program is not required, but it is highly encouraged and appreciated. Main campus employees who agree to participate will complete their tests at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

Employee registration is supported by Verily, a health care resource coordinating the testing. If selected, faculty and staff will receive an email invitation from “Team Healthy” ( with a subject line that states, “Please schedule a COVID-19 test.” The Sentinel Testing Program allows the university to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 within our campus community. Sentinel testing is an important aspect of A Healthier U, Auburn’s health and safety plan. By conducting random testing, the university hopes to monitor the asymptomatic infection rate on campus, allowing the campus to respond to developing trends promptly.

If you have any questions about A Healthier U’s GuideSafe™ Sentinel Testing Program, please email the AU COVID Resource Center at and include “Sentinel Testing” in the subject of the email. General information about the Sentinel Testing Program is available here.

To register:
  • Go to to set up an account to be included in Sentinel Testing.  
  • Use your Auburn University email address to create your account (do not use an alias).
  • You will answer some basic questions and verify your email. 
  • Once your account is created, you are all done for now.

Additional Information Links:

A Healthier U

September 4 Announcement about Sentinel Testing

September 14 Update on Sentinel Testing

Submitted by: Julie Huff