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On-Campus COVID Testing Information and FAQs

As a follow-up to President Foster’s email this morning, I write to share specific information and instructions regarding our testing protocol.

Registering with Bergen New Bridge:

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) is our on-campus testing partner. If you have not yet registered with them for testing purposes, you must do so before you can schedule an appointment and be tested. Please use this link to register.

You MUST use your TCNJ email address when registering and in all communications with the company. You must also provide your first name (no preferred name or nickname), last name, date of birth, and current insurance information.

BNBMC will bill your personal health insurance plan for the cost of testing. Whatever cost is not paid by your insurance plan will be paid by TCNJ, but the bill must go through your health insurance plan first.

If you have already registered with BNBMC, you do NOT need to register again.

Testing Location:

The testing site is located in the Decker Hall Social Space. There are directional signs posted in the Decker Hall area. Please enter this location using the back door of Decker Hall. Remember to bring your TCNJ ID Card for access to the building. You MUST make an appointment to get tested.

Testing Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7–10 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 3–6 p.m.

Scheduling And Appointments:

Appointments for testing are required and can be easily scheduled online here. Arrive no earlier than five minutes before your appointment time. If you cannot keep your appointment, use the reschedule button at the bottom of the appointment confirmation page to change your appointment to another day. Please try to plan ahead and schedule as many of your fall semester testing dates as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I do if I don’t feel well?

If you are not feeling well, do not come to campus and do not go to Decker Hall for testing. Instead, stay home, isolate yourself, and update your ROAR app.

EMPLOYEES: Contact your healthcare provider for evaluation and testing for COVID-19. You will need to obtain testing off-campus before returning to work.

STUDENTS: Contact Student Health Services at 609.771.2889 during business hours (M-F: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) for evaluation, or contact a healthcare provider of your choice.

What if I’m required to be tested and prefer to have that done off-campus?

Off-campus testing is permitted. Both Antigen and NAAT/PCR test results are acceptable – nasal swab or saliva. Antibody test results are not acceptable and do not exempt those who are required to submit for testing. Likewise, at home “do-it-yourself” testing kits are not acceptable and do not exempt those required from testing.

EMPLOYEES: Off-campus test results should be emailed to covid-documentation-group@tcnj.edu

STUDENTS: Off-campus test results should be uploaded into OWL at tcnj.medicatconnect.com. The test record must have your name, date of test collection and result on it. Please login into OWL and on the top webpage select upload and read the instructions carefully. At the bottom of the page, there is a dropdown box where you will choose the document you are uploading. Select “COVID-19 Test Report” and click upload.

Please note: TCNJ will not pay any out-of-pocket costs you may incur for testing performed at an off-campus test site, including Campus Town.

For your convenience, If you need assistance finding an off-campus testing site us this link:

COVID-19 Test Site Finder: Get Information on Coronavirus Testing Near You | Castlight Health

I was tested off-campus. What should I do if my result was positive?

EMPLOYEES: Email covid-documentation-group@tcnj.edu immediately and wait for someone from campus to contact you with instructions before you come back to campus.

STUDENTS: Upload your test results AND email health@tcnj.edu immediately. Please wait for someone from campus to contact you with instructions before you come back to campus.

Other Questions?

Testing questions can be emailed to testcomply@tcnj.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to keep yourself and our community healthy and well.

Sincerely,
Shari Blumenthal, COVID Testing Coordinator