Ball State President Gives Update on Testing

Muncie, IN-In an email from the office of the president, Geoffrey Mearns indicated the University’s plan for testing students and staff who may have COVID-19.

Mearns states that the university requires all students, staff, and facility members to monitor their health daily. Any with potential symptoms of the Corona Virus should not come to campus for class or work.

The student health center on campus will also provide appointments to those who call. They will provide testing to any student who may need it.

If an employee or staff member experiences symptoms, they are urged to get into contact with their primary care provider. If they do not have one, they can contact the Employee Quick Clinic.

Students living in dorms this upcoming academic year will need to present evidence that he or she has self-quarantined for 14 days or have a test that reads negative within 7 days prior to arriving on campus.

The Indiana State Department of Health will conduct contact tracing to all who test positive for the virus. Additionally, infected students will stay in reserved rooms that the University owns.