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Mitigation Testing for COVID-19 at IU Kokomo - Transcript
Hey Cougars! I'm AJ, a senior studying business management.
[AJ sits on a bench behind the Main Building. The Well House is visible behind him.]
Even though I'm feeling great I did just get an email from IU asking me to take a COVID-19 mitigation test and... well of course i'm going to do it. And i'm going to show you just how easy it is. Let's go! Oh, but first…
[AJ puts his mask on.]
Mask up Cougars!
[AJ is walking behind the Main Building explaining what mitigation test is.]
So you're probably wondering what is a mitigation test.
[Text on screen reads “Testing is required with limited exemptions.]
It's a quick and painless COVID-19 test that everyone on campus, including you, will be asked to take at least once, as long as they're symptom-free. Why it's for everyone's safety so that we can stay ahead of a covid-19 outbreak and remain #iukstrong.
Testing will take place throughout the entire semester so be sure to check your IU email often as that is where you'll be notified if you've been selected.
[Text on screen reads “Check your IU email often! Notification emails arrive on Fridays
It's important to know that you may be asked to take the test more than once, so check that email. When you do receive the email, read through the instructions carefully to secure your appointment. And sign up using only your IU email address... oh... and an important tip!
[Text on screen reads “No: Eating, drinking, smoking, vaping, chewing gum 30 minutes prior to appointment]
This is a saliva test so no eating, drinking, smoking, vaping, or chewing gum 30 minutes prior to your appointment, or you will have to reschedule your appointment.
Testing takes place at the IU Kokomo Art Gallery in upper alumni hall. It's right by the library, you can't miss it. When you first get here you'll scan the little QR code with your smartphone. It'll take you to this website right here.
[AJ’s smartphone screen displays the Vault website and its questionnaire]
[As AJ enters the art gallery he is greeted by the IU Kokomo Emergency Management director, Jake Hobbs who guides him through the mitigation test.]
Hi how are you? I'm here for my...
Well, how are you?
Good! I'm here for my mitigation test.
All righty. I'm just gonna ask if you have had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days?
[Jake shows an information sheet describing COVID-19 symptoms]
I have not.
All righty. Have you had anything to eat drink smoke or chew in the last half hour?
I have not.
All right, you're good to go. So you should see on your app, once you get logged in, these two screens here are asking for your unopened test kit.
All right all right, now i'm on the cover 19 testing screen.
All right, you're right where you need to be. So I just need to check you in here. Al right, what's your IU username?
Alrighty, I got you all checked in. I'll see you station two.
Wow you're fast.
Well you know, usually to the fridge back I'm quick. So you're on the screen where it's asking for your unopened test kick?
Alrighty, so I'm gonna have you scan this.
This will just tie this test to you.
AJ scans the code with his smart phone]
Perfect it's on there.
All righty, and then when you're ready go ahead and hit next. So your test kit comprises of three different parts. You've got the vial, the funnel, and the lid. So the lid will be for the last station, so save that for last. What I'm going to have you do is tighten down the funnel on top and then you're going to fill it all the way up to this black line with saliva. And make sure no bubbles are below that black line and then you'll be good to go and I'll see you at station 3.
All right sounds good.
[AJ is show finishing filling his vile with saliva and walking to station 3.]
Let's go turn my test in.
Hi. Nice to see you again.
Nice to see you.
You're all over the place!
All righty, let me just see where your sample is at... all right, you're good to go.
So what I'm gonna have you do is unscrew the funnel off the top for me.
Put it in the bucket.
All righty, and then reach into your test kit and get the blue lid.
It's kind of hard to get out sometimes.
There you go. And you're going to take that and screw it on where you have the funnel.
You don't have to be ginger with it, give it a good crank and the blue stuff should start feeding down.
It's going down just a little bit.
All right... maybe give it a little tap on the table.
There it goes. All right... so give me a good shake for about five seconds.
It should be good.
Now you're gonna take this alcohol wipe and disinfect the whole outside of the tube for me.
All righty, you're all set. Just put it in this bag. And you're all set.
If you'd like to disinfect, there's a disinfectant station right there for you.
Thanks for coming!
[disinfectant squirts and he rubs his hands together and he starts walking out of the art gallery]
Wow, that was pretty quick and painless.
And the best part about all this guys, is that this simple act of taking this quick and painless COVID-19 test is that you are helping to keep our campus open and safe so we can all enjoy in-person learning.
Test results will be returned in two to five days.
If you're negative you'll receive an email.
But if you're positive you'll receive a phone call with detailed instructions from IU Health regarding isolation and your next steps.
Together we will get through this.
Thank you for doing your part.
For questions visit fall2020.iuk.edu
See you later!
[Text on screen reads fall2020.iuk.edu]
[Text on screen reads #iukstrong]
[IU Kokomo branding appears on screen with iuk.edu]