COVID-19 Information and Updates
COVID-19 Screening Program
mandatory screening for all students, faculty, and staff with a physical presence on campus
COVID-19 Cases Dashboard
Number of ISU cases
Protocol for Integration of Public Health Alert Levels with Idaho State University Operations
COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form
Symptoms, exposure, and test result self-reporting form
Answers for students, employees, faculty, and general health
Health Exception Process
Use this form to request an exception to an in-person activity or event
Who do I contact if I am having trouble logging into the system to schedule my appointment?
Contact the ISU Help Desk at (208) 282-help
How often will I be screened?
After the initial return-to-campus screening, additional random sampling will occur as well as targeted routine screening for various campus populations. This will include on-campus housing residents, student-athletes, and students taking courses that require hands-on instruction.
What is required for the screening?
Faculty, staff, and students will receive an email with a registration link to schedule an appointment. On-campus screening locations will be established in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Meridian. Arrangements will also be made for screening in Twin Falls and Anchorage, Alaska. You will go to the assigned on-campus screening location at your scheduled time to provide a saliva sample. The entire screening process is non-invasive, does not require close contact with others, and should take less than ten minutes. Results are expected to be returned in 24-72 hours. The University is using a saliva-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screen, which is the gold standard diagnostic tool. Because it is saliva-based, it is recommended that you hydrate the hour before your sample is collected. Also, you should not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum, brush your teeth, or use mouthwash in the 1 hour prior to providing the saliva sample.
What if I have had a previous positive COVID-19 test?
Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 by PCR or antigen AND provide documentation of the test results are exempt from COVID-19 screening for 180 days following their positive test date may be exempt from screening.
What are the hours for the screening location?
Hours vary by campus location.
See Screening Locations, Dates, and Times
January 13, 2021
January 4, 2021
December 18, 2020