Email notification begins for new sentinel testing program
Starting this week, a random selection of Auburn employees and students will receive an email to participate in the university’s new sentinel testing program, which is designed to protect the Auburn Family from virus spread amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
The program’s testing, which will launch Jan. 11 and be offered by the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Care Clinic, will leverage Auburn’s wealth of faculty and clinical expertise and, in response to feedback, will replace the previous GuideSafe™ sentinel testing platform—which was operated in the fall by an externally contracted vendor. Participation in the program will be optional but highly encouraged and will be incentivized. The Auburn Family is encouraged to consider how their participation can impact the broader campus health, knowing that a larger pool of participants will increase the university’s ability to identify and respond to emerging virus transmission trends.