Feel Safe To Return To College
The World’s First COVID-19 Testing Program That Integrates with Campus Security
Testing alone does not suppress the spread of COVID-19. GENETWORx has pioneered the most effective testing and security platform for immediate viral detection, reporting, and suppression on college and university campuses. Only schools partnering with GENETWORx will have the tools they need to be compliant, and be able to give students, faculty, staff, and their families the confidence needed to return to school and feel safe.
Don’t Let Fear and Anxiety Be the Reason
Your Students Don’t Enroll This Fall
Student Debt was the most discussed “crisis” in the 2019 Presidential Primary Debates
Coronavirus is the most prominent crisis of 2020
Over the past 10 years, “gap years” were becoming more popular and commonplace among first-year students.
Number of all college students that early projections indicate may take a gap year in 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19
The steady rise in “new collar” jobs (white-collar jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree) may increase the number of students who don’t return to school following a gap year.
Many students who were forced into online courses last Spring found the process accessible and simple enough that they are considering resuming online-only education until campuses are open.
Sequential Coronavirus Testing for Student and Faculty
College and University campuses have the perfect conditions for contracting and quickly spreading the coronavirus. Consequently, COVID-19 threatens to shut down college classes, suspend collegiate sports, and close campuses this year.
Combine the impacts of coronavirus with rising concerns over student debt, the growing number of white-collar jobs which do not require bachelor’s degrees, and the increasing popularity of “gap years” and it’s easy to understand why coronavirus is greatly accelerating concerns of the “college bubble” bursting. Parents and students are undecided on how to participate in the 2020-2021 school year.
Colleges simply can’t afford to let fears and anxieties around coronavirus be the reason students, faculty, and staff don’t return to school.
Colleges partnering with GENETWORx will offer fully-compliant testing protocols while preserving the quality of life for college students, faculty, and staff. Through sequential testing schedules, GENETWORx reduces the time and strain of COVID-19 testing without compromising the ability to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 within the student population.
GENETWORx is the most effective end-to-end testing and viral suppression program in the United States and is the only program with the technology capable of evolving with testing and security requirements to immediately and indefinitely keep college campuses safe and compliant.
Designed to Prioritize Safety
Professors, administrators, coaches, security staff, and other college employees interface with large swaths of the student population and are, therefore, facing an enormous risk of COVID-19 infection by returning to work. Colleges that are unequipped to provide thorough testing and transparent test results to every person attending or working at the school will likely have many valuable staff members quit.
GENETWORx works directly with staff members, including campus security, health offices, professors, advisors, presidents, and the board of trustees to implement a custom and comprehensive testing protocol to specifically protect every faculty and staff member. GENETWORx is the United States’ only viral detection and suppression platform and it’s specifically designed to prioritize the safety of college employees and students.
GENETWORx is dedicated to protecting college faculty, staff members, and their families from COVID-19. Our instant-notification platform alerts every employee the moment a person on or around the campus has tested positive for COVID-19, helping everyone to immediately implement social-distancing, shelter-in-place, or quarantine protocols.
Every college and university that partners with GENETWORx for COVID-19 testing and outbreak suppression is committed to protecting our nation's educators, campus staff members, their families, and students and to ensuring the continuation of America’s higher-learning.
GET IMMEDIATE AND INDEFINITE COVID-19 TESTING
AND OUTBREAK SUPPRESSION
Keeping Parents Informed and Confident
GENETWORx wants every parent to have absolute confidence that his or her child is being proactively protected from COVID-19 while attending college. This is why GENETWORx created a broad notification platform which will alert parents if a person at their child’s college has tested positive for COVID-19 and what immediate protocols are being enacted to shield their child from viral outbreak.
Colleges and universities partnering with GENETWORx don’t want parents to feel fearful of welcoming their child home over breaks or visiting with their child during the semester. This is why GENETWORx extends testing protocols to parents and loved ones of college students. With this groundbreaking system, parents are proactively reducing the likelihood of either passing COVID-19 to their child or contracting COVID-19 from their child.
GENETWORx, in partnership with colleges and universities across America, is taking the fear out of the back-to-school season for millions of families.
Aura: The COVID-19 Reporting and Security Software
Aura, the proprietary COVID-19 reporting and security software provided by GENETWORx, enables colleges to instantly implement viral testing and suppression protocols for every student, faculty member, and staff member on campus.
Aura will instantly and automatically coordinate the sequential testing schedule for the entire college population and will alert every user immediately in the event a positive COVID-19 test is processed. Individuals using the Aura app will also receive confidential test results and reminders when testing is required.
Aura also provides the campus health center and emergency staff members with high-level daily dashboards to track sequential testing compliance, viral detection, and quarantine statuses.
Aura seamlessly integrates with existing security scanners to ensure every single person on campus is 100% compliant with the most current testing standards and it also prevents any untested or COVID-19-positive persons from accessing the campus and nearby facilities.
To learn more about Aura, click here.
Coronavirus Testing Beyond Campus
It is equally-imperative that colleges have extensive testing protocols and that those protocols don’t prevent students, faculty, and staff from leading an enjoyable lifestyle away from campus.
GENETWORx has created a safe-perimeter program which allows participating businesses and venues around the college to implement the same testing protocols and security systems that identify and suppress COVID-19 infections.
This low-cost offering will help the community thrive when schools reopen. The system also extends reporting and contact-tracing to create a safer environment overall.
Bucknell partnered with TCA/GENETWORx to deliver two free COVID test kits to each student — the first a saliva test and the second a nasal swab test — and when students arrive on campus to check-in, they will be required to show the medical staff their two negative tests through their Bucknell app.
Returning to School is Possible With GENETWORx
GENETWORx is reserving capacity for colleges and universities on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact us now to ensure your school is outfitted with the world’s best COVID-19 testing and security program.
Why should a university hire GENETWORx for back to school sequential testing monitoring?
Parents and students will “opt out” from returning to school if they do not feel safe.
If those who return are not tested, there is serious risk of a renewed and substantial outbreak, specific to that university.
A university can use sequential testing as a selling tool to “INCREASE” enrollment.
Who handles reporting to governmental agencies, contact tracing, and school administrators?
GENETWORx provides updated dashboards on each of the sequential dates when testing occurs. Reporting will include who was tested, who has not been tested, and test results. Quarantine standards and protocol is established in partnership with the school. GENETWORx also reports directly to the governmental agencies and provides digital contact tracing capability within its software.
If I don't want to use the Aura app, can I not enter the safe perimeter?
Aura allows users to carry a traditional security badge or a printed QR code to gain acess to the safe perimeter in the same way the smartphone app will. Your QR code will not change and will always be tied to your more recent test results, so you don't need to worry about reprinting QR codes after each testing period.
What happens if I forget to take my weekly COVID-19 test?
The GENETWORx sequential testing for population management system will send you regular reminders when you are due for tests as well as notify you when you've missed your scheduled test.
You will also have the ability to request a different testing date and time in the event you have a scheduling conflict or an emergency.
Students who fail to submit a test and have an outdated QR code will be denied access inside the safe perimeter and campus facilities. Depending on the state and federal regulations, your school may require you stay in quarantine until an up-to-date test is processed.
Can I change the date/time of my weekly COVID-19 test?
Sure! While the school has to maintain testing protocols to meet federal and state regulations, GENETWORx gives you the option to request a different date or time for your test if a conflict arises. So long as you aren't breaking state and federal guidelines or your school's policies, you are allowed to periodically move the date and time of your weekly test.
How will I know when I need to get my weekly COVID-19 test?
Every student, faculty member, and employee on campus will be registered with the GENETWORx portal which automatically schedules testing sequences. If you are using the Aura software, your phone will send you reminders for your tests every week. If you aren't using the Aura smartphone app, you will receive reminders via email every week. Students can also check the Aura website for testing dates.
If we're being tested on a weekly basis, couldn't someone theoretically have the virus for 6 days before the school learns about it?
Theoretically, yes. The GENETWORx sequential testing for population management program is not intended to eradicate the presence or transmission of COVID-19. GENETWORx is the most accurate and comprehensive way to identify and suppress COVID-19 on college campuses. Sequential testing is the most effective way to sample the college population--students, faculty, and staff--and catch cases of COVID-19 early on.
Using contact tracing, the health center can order testing of select individuals or groups to help identify any transmissions and order distancing and quarantine protocols to mitigate the spread. Aside from isolated-quarantining, sequential testing is the absolute best way to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 infection and outbreak.
How will coronavirus change my daily life on campus?
GENETWORx is dedicated to preserving "life as we knew it." We want the impacts of COVID-19, including testing and safety standards, to have as little negative impact on the lives of students, faculty, and staff on college campuses as possible.
Our sequential testing for population management will allow you to enjoy the confidence of unparalleled safety and the world's most accurate testing. At the same time, sequential testing poses minimal disruption to your daily life or campus experience.
Will everyone on campus find out if I come down with COVID-19?
GENETWORx strictly adheres to HIPPA regulations for both confidentiality and anonymity. If a student, faculty memeber, or staff member comes down with COVID-19, all personal information about that individual is kept private. GENETWORx will have the ability to coordinate with the health center to send out appropriate notification to the rest of the campus population.
Additional tests may be ordered for people who recently came in contact with you, social distancing may be implemented while test results are pending, and quarantine may be ordered if additional cases are processed. All of this happens without disclosing your personal information.
What is the cost of hiring GENETWORx for sequential testing?
The cost varies based on the testing sequence per semester per student. We will bill the student. We will also provide recourse financing to the university for the student thereby minimizing the cost to the university. In some cases, the first test can be reimbursed entirely by insurance.