Latest Testing Results and Current Testing Strategy

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is leveraging a multi-pronged Covid-19 testing strategy by using several different types of testing. Each approach leverages the experience of our medical professionals in determining who should be tested. Further information on each approach is below, along with our most recent test results, which are reported weekly, on Fridays.

Screening and Contact Testing focuses on assessing key groups (i.e., Flight, Athletics, ROTC, on-campus, off-campus, and so on) to capture a fair “snapshot” of the university as a whole.

These diagnostic tests, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), are based on nasal and/or throat swabs and offered in partnership with area healthcare providers. The tests identify anyone currently infected by SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19. This testing will take place on Thursdays on both residential campuses throughout the fall 2020 semester.

  • If you are selected for screening and contact testing, you will receive direct e-mail notification and you will be required to complete your appointment.
  • You may be selected by our medical professionals for multiple types of testing.
  • Those who undergo screening and contact testing must remain in quarantine, apart from others, until they receive their test results.

Sentinel Testing focuses on students living in a large group setting, where close contact may increase the risk of spread. Our medical professionals will determine groups of individuals who may be at a higher risk due to close contact and will help students self-administer the “Let’s Get Checked” test. This FDA-authorized test kit involves a lower nasal swab. The goal of sentinel testing is to assess a cross-section of the population in the residence halls each week.

  • You may be selected for multiple types of testing.
  • Those who undergo sentinel testing may go about their business as they await their test results; there is no quarantine requirement.

Rapid Testing is specifically for symptomatic individuals. Embry-Riddle’s healthcare professionals will let you know if your symptoms suggest a need for rapid testing.

Our Latest Testing Results

Embry-Riddle Releases Latest Covid-19 Test Results (Sept. 18, 2020)


Previous Results