Will I have to quarantine while I’m waiting for my surveillance testing results?

Participants in the pooled surveillance testing are not required to quarantine after specimen collection. However, if your pool’s test results are positive, your original sample will then be tested separately. This can be done using a portion of your saliva from the original sample. Results from the testing of the individual samples from a positive pool may take 1-2 days to be processed. During that time, you will be instructed to quarantine. If you are confirmed to be positive by the testing of your individual sample, you will be required to isolate. Individuals who test negative in the individual test will be released from quarantine.

Students living on campus who are directed to isolate will be housed in designated housing, see Quarantine Information for Students.

For additional details, read the UB Now story What to expect if you’re selected for surveillance testing

Updated October 7, 2020

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