Safer Community App Download and COVID Test Scheduling

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January 13, 2021

UNL Students, Faculty and Staff -

On January 11, Chancellor Ronnie Green shared our enhanced UNL COVID safety protocols as we begin our Spring semester.

As a reminder, those protocols include two rounds of required saliva-based COVID-19 testing for any student, faculty or staff who will be on campus during the spring semester. Evidence of a negative test will enable access to campus buildings such as academic buildings, campus recreation facilities, libraries and dining halls. More information on spring testing, including exemptions, is available on this site.

This note includes details on how to download the Safer Community mobile application and to schedule your first re-entry test.

Students – Before you download the app and schedule your test, you need to first complete the Spring 2021 Cornhusker Commitment in MyRED, and also complete a 10-minute training video.

Our Safer Community mobile application is now available for download.

The Safer Community app is the easiest and best way to navigate the testing process. Once you download the app, you will be able to schedule your first test during January 19-24. The app will also notify you of your test results, likely within 24 hours. Once on campus, be prepared to show the “Access Granted” Status Card on your app to any campus Wellness Attendant or university staff member who may ask to see it.

Finally, the Safer Community app will let you know the date when your next test result is due, likely around 10 days. Please schedule your second test at least one day prior to that date, to ensure your new results are posted and your access to campus buildings isn’t disrupted.

If you don’t own a smart phone, you can schedule your tests on the website and obtain your results online. You can print a pass noting your access granted status on any printer, or at special kiosks located at the 17th and R parking garage on City Campus and the East Campus Service Building.

We have a video that helps to provide more information on the saliva-based testing and how to prepare for the test. Additional information on UNL’s spring protocols and overall response to the pandemic can be found on our COVID-19 website.