- September 11th, 2020
- in Student Messages
The University of Alabama is moving to the COVID-19 sentinel testing phase of our campus health and safety plan.
The sentinel test is a self-administered nasal swab that takes less than one minute. Find out more about UA’s sentinel testing on the UA News Center.
To participate, go to healthy.verily.com now to set up an account. Use your myBamausername@crimson.ua.edu email address to create your account if you don’t already have one. You will answer some basic questions and verify your email. Once your account is created, you are all done for now.
Sentinel testing is required for students:
- living on campus,
- participating in intramural athletics, registered student organizations that hold in-person meetings of 10 or more, or
- who have clinical activities and will be on campus during the semester.
You do not need to set up an account if you are learning or working exclusively online, and it is unlikely you will be coming to campus for any reason.
Check your Crimson Mail regularly to see if you have been selected. Randomly selected individuals will receive an email from Verily (firstname.lastname@example.org) directing them to sign up for a testing appointment on campus within the next seven days. If you are randomly selected, you will be prompted in the email to log into your Verily account and request a test.
We all have a role to play in keeping our campus as healthy as possible. If you have any questions, call UA’s COVID19 hotline (205-348-2819) or contact GuideSafe at email@example.com or 1-866-839-5308.