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Submit your COVID-19 vaccine status before moving in to your residence hall.

If you do not live on campus, by Aug. 16 or as soon as possible upon becoming fully vaccinated:

Vaccination information will be kept confidential and will be used only to inform university-wide safety protocols. 

  • Students who live in residence halls: Prior to move-in, you must provide your COVID-19 vaccine status as part of your vaccine records via your MedPortal account
    • If you are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at the time of move-in, you must provide documentation of negative COVID-19 test results, and you may be required to take additional COVID-19 tests prior to move-in.
      • Rapid antigen and PCR testing will be accepted. Testing documentation must be a lab result that is generated by a lab licensed to perform testing. At home kits read by patients themselves will not be accepted.    
      • COVID-19 tests should be conducted within five days (120 hours) prior to arrival on campus and must be negative.         
    • You will also be subject to regular COVID-19 testing throughout the semester.
    • Students moving in to residence halls for the fall semester will receive more detailed information about move-in documentation requirements and COVID-19 testing soon.
Jul 29
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COVID-19 vaccines available for App State students, faculty, and staff:

Students, faculty and staff can book vaccine appointments by calling 828-262-3100. Visit the university’s COVID-19 Vaccines page for additional options, including upcoming vaccine clinics.

COVID-19 testing for App State students:

COVID-19 testing is for students at Student Health Service. Make an appointment via your MedPortal account or call 828-262-3100.

Visit the university’s COVID-19 Testing page for more information. 

Jul 28
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Coronavirus Information

Appalachian State University’s emergency response team routinely monitors situations that could affect campus. Student Health Service physicians and staff are in regular contact with the UNC System, and local and state public health officials, following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and screening ill students for risk factors. We remain vigilant and will continue to work closely with public health officials should we encounter any suspect illnesses.

If a student has traveled internationally or been around someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 AND has a cough, shortness of breath, or fever, they should call 828-262-3100 and ask to speak with a nurse – before coming to the clinic in person – so we can maximize treatment effectiveness while reducing the potential risk of exposing others.

Click here to view the university’s COVID-19 website.

Mar 19, 20
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