Mindful Monday—Nurse Notes for Employees

August 29, 2022

Good morning,

Thank you to everyone who has been in the clinic in the last few weeks—and to those new to Pitzer who I cannot wait to meet! As we start a new semester, I would like to remind everyone that testing is available to both vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and can be used anytime you would like or need a test.

The testing clinic is in West Hall living room Q222. Testing hours are 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday/Wednesday and 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 13 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday.

Testing:

As campus life has increased the past week, COVID-19 testing is encouraged weekly. Testing is available on campus and is free to all Pitzer employees.  Appointments can be made through Healthy Pitzer, detailed instructions can be found below.

Daily Health Screening:

On the Healthy Pitzer website, you will also find the Daily Health Screening. This is a COVID-19 screening tool available for community members and guests. This tool is to be used whenever you develop symptoms or as needed.

COVID-19 Testing Instructions: 

How to make an appointment:

  • Routine Testing: Please make an appointment for testing through Healthy Pitzer. After logging in, you will see Appointments on the second tab. The first time that you log into Healthy Pitzer you will be required to sign Pitzer and HHB consent forms; these forms must be completed prior to testing. 
  • Please bring your phone to your appointment and be ready to log into Healthy Pitzer; we will use the barcode found in the top right corner of the homepage for testing. 
  • The test will be a self-administered nasal swab and the process only takes a few minutes. 
  • You will receive your test results directly via text message and/or email 24–48 hours after testing. 

If you have been exposed or have symptoms: 

  • If you have symptoms, please do not make an appointment with Healthy Pitzer and instead email [email protected] explaining your situation, and we will get you scheduled for diagnostic testing.  
  • This is important so that we can determine if you are safe to work on campus and so that we can test symptomatic individuals separately from others to reduce the risk of exposure. 

As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Best,

Zephyr