Employee testing and wellbeing

Helping you manage the impact of COVID-19

Employees have several options for managing the impact of COVID-19 on their health and well-being, including location flexibility, wellness resources, and virtual therapy.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

For employees experiencing difficulties in any area of their lives, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service for all employees and their dependents. Wellspan EAP has some helpful resources available in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Many employees are experiencing some kind of emotional distress given COVID-19’s disruption to their lives. In addition to the Employee Assistance Program, the College’s Counseling Center offers some helpful resources and wellness-related tips.

At-risk employees

Employees should bring their concerns to Human Resources, who will work with employees to discuss any available alternatives (e.g. use of vacation or sick leave, telecommuting, FMLA, ADA).

Employees working remotely

Employees who are experiencing any signs or symptoms of the flu or COVID-19 must visit their family physician, as they will have the patient’s full medical history. Employees must follow their healthcare provider’s advice regarding testing, isolation, or quarantine.

Highmark virtual visits

Highmark Blue Shield coverage offers virtual physical and mental health visits. Know your virtual visit options:

Employee testing

As we evaluated the fall semester and planned for the spring, we identified an important shift in our health and safety protocols: the testing of all employees who are regularly on campus. While we do not have reason to believe that the transmission of COVID-19 on our campus this fall originated from faculty or staff, or was spread to employees by students, we are introducing mandatory testing for all employees working on campus to further reduce the health risks within our community.

Testing protocols

If you intend to work on campus, even on a limited basis, you must be part of the College’s testing program. Employees who are working remotely for the spring semester will not be tested and, therefore, should not report for a COVID-19 test.

NOTE: If you choose not to be part of the College’s employee testing protocol, but you plan to regularly work on campus, you will not be permitted on campus. You must be part of the testing protocol in order to work on campus.

Testing timelines

On January 11-13, we conducted baseline testing of Gettysburg College employees. Employees in our initial round of testing were those who are essential to campus operations for when our students arrived. These were individuals who were unable to work remotely and/or employees who needed to be available for student move-in. More specifically, most employees in Dining, Facilities, DPS, the Health Center, and some student-facing positions met this criterion.

Faculty and staff who are teaching and/or working on campus, even on a limited or rotational basis, must be tested on a regular basis. This includes faculty and staff who are visiting their office or work area on a limited basis. Faculty and staff who work in areas identified as high-traffic, resulting in possible increased exposure, must be tested two times per month (the first and third weeks of each month). Faculty and staff who work in areas identified as non-high-traffic will be tested one time per month (the second week of each month).

As of the week of March 8th, employee testing is conducted on a walk-in basis with no appointments required. Testing takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7am to 9am and Thursdays and Fridays from 7am to 5pm. Pre-screening questions are emailed Tuesday through Friday to those scheduled to be tested that week, allowing for quick access to the testing facility. Faculty and staff are responsible to ensure they are tested during the week to which they are assigned. If you are unable to be tested, email hr@gettysburg.edu as soon as possible. If you miss your test, you are not permitted to return to campus until you complete your test in Plank Gym. If you are unable to perform your job responsibilities while remaining off campus due to a missed test, you must notify your supervisor immediately.

Testing logistics

The College is able to institute testing for employees this spring due to a new partnership we’ve established with the testing company Mobile Health. This company will provide all of the logistics for our testing program, including scheduling your testing time, performing your test (a highly reliable PCR nasal swab, widely viewed as less invasive than other tests currently available), and notifying you of your results. We are pleased that Mobile Health will provide all employees with the privacy we have been seeking in a testing company.

If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The College will conduct contact tracing only for contacts you have had on campus. Additionally, if you are named as a contact through our contact tracing process, you will be tested on campus.

Absences for a support staff employee unable to work in person or remotely (if the employee’s job duties are capable of being performed remotely) due to one of the reasons below are considered excused absences, and the employee will be paid by the College for up to two weeks (in accordance with the employee’s standard schedule).

  • Employees who are in a required self-isolation, exhibiting infectious symptoms, and/or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Employees who are asked to leave work due to signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Employees who must stay home and care for an immediate family member who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Employees should stay home if they have a household member with COVID-19).

If a faculty or staff member comes into close contact with a positive case or tests positive outside of our campus testing process, they must inform the Human Resources Office as soon as possible. If you have concerns or questions related to this program, please contact Human Resources.

Testing locations

There are various COVID-19 testing locations available to symptomatic patients and the general public in the Gettysburg area, Hanover area, Chambersburg area, and York area.

Since we are limited in our ability to provide on-campus employee testing, we want to reinforce that there are local testing sites that offer the same, or shorter, turnaround time than the tests provided by CSI, our on-campus testing partner. We encourage employees unable to receive a test through CSI to pursue opportunities presented by local sites.

The following list was compiled from information on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Symptoms and Testing list. Last Updated: September 15, 2020.

Location Provider Population

Gettysburg area

FQHC Family First Health Gettysburg

Symptomatic current patients

Gettysburg area

WellSpan Digestive Health

Gettysburg area

WellSpan Health

Hanover area

Hanover MedExpress

Asymptomatic and symptomatic (no referral needed)

Hanover area

FQHC Family First Health

Symptomatic current patients

Hanover area

WellSpan Health New Oxford

Hanover area

UPMC Pinnacle Hanover

Chambersburg area

WellSpan Weight Management

Chambersburg area

Keystone Urgent Care and Walk-In

Symptomatic patients

Chambersburg area

WellSpan Health North 7th

Symptomatic with doctor’s order

Chambersburg area

WellSpan Health Norland

Symptomatic with doctor’s order

Chambersburg area

Chambersburg MedExpress

Asymptomatic and symptomatic (no referral needed)

York area

UPMC Pinnacle Memorial

York area

York MedExpress Urgent Care

Asymptomatic and symptomatic (no referral needed)

York area

FQHC Family First Health York

York area

UPMC Pinnacle York

York area

CVS Pharmacy Edgewood

York area

WellSpan Urgent Care York

Symptomatic with doctor’s order

York area

Rite Aid Pharmacy York

York area

Walgreens

No referral needed

Gettysburg area

FQHC Family First Health Gettysburg

1275 York Road, Suite 17
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9400

Notes:

  • Call 717-337-9400 for appointment. Currently, only established patients of Family First Health are able to be scheduled for testing.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

WellSpan Digestive Health

37 North 5th Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • testing symptomatic patients with doctor’s order only
  • 2 day turnaround

WellSpan Health

147 Gettys Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • Testing symptomatic patients with doctor’s order only

Hanover area

Hanover MedExpress

1139 Baltimore Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-633-3647

Notes:

  • See website and follow instructions
  • 2–3 day turnaround unless the lab is backed up
  • do not need a referral
  • will test asymptomatic people

FQHC Family First Health Hanover

1230 High Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-9052

Notes:

  • Call 717-632-9052 for appointment. Currently, only established patients of Family First Health are able to be scheduled for testing. This is subject to change, based on community needs. Monday-Friday 8:30 to 5:00pm
  • 2-4 day turn around
  • Will only test their patients
  • Will only test symptomatic people

WellSpan Health New Oxford

2900 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • Testing symptomatic patients with Dr.'s order only, physicians evaluation or orders/blood drawn- hours Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
  • Testing symptomatic patients with Dr.'s order only
  • 2 day turn around

UPMC Pinnacle Hanover

300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
717-316-3086

Notes

  • Testing appointment will be scheduled
  • Appointment required
  • Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8am-4:30pm Wed, Sat 8am-12pm

Chambersburg area

WellSpan Weight Management

1624 Orchard Drive
Chambersburg, PA 17202
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • Testing symptomatic patients with Doctor’s order/referral
  • Hours: 8am - 6pm daily
  • 2 day turn around

Keystone Urgent Care and Walk-In Site

111 Chambers Hill Drive
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-709-7979

Notes:

  • Rapid test is available with a 15 minute result
  • 2-3 day turn around on other testing
  • No referral needed
  • Testing symptomatic people

WellSpan Health North 7th

112 N 7th Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • Open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Testing symptomatic patients with Dr.'s order only
  • 2 day turn around

WellSpan Health Norland

1000 Norland Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
855-851-3641

Notes:

  • Open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Testing symptomatic patients with doctor’s order only
  • 2 day turn around

Chambersburg MedExpress

1048 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-267-2273

Notes:

  • See website. Follow website instructions
  • 2-10 day turnaround for results
  • No referral needed
  • Will test symptomatic or asymptomatic people

York area

UPMC Pinnacle Memorial

1701 Innovation Drive
York, PA 17408

Notes:

  • Testing appointment will be scheduled; Appointment required. 717-791-2409

York MedExpress Urgent Care

400 Loucks Road
York, PA 17404

Notes:

  • See website. Follow website instructions
  • 2-10 day turnaround
  • No outside doctor orders accepted
  • Will test asymptomatic individuals

FQHC Family First Health York

116 S. George Street
York, PA 17401

Notes:

  • Call 717-845-8617 for appointment. Currently, only established patients of Family First Health are able to be scheduled for testing. This is subject to change, based on community needs.

UPMC Pinnacle York

325 S. Belmont Street
York, PA 17403

Notes:

  • Testing appointment will be scheduled; Appointment required. Mon-Fri 0900-1700 Sat 0900-1400 717-849-5799

CVS Pharmacy Edgewood

820 Edgewood Road
York, PA 17403

Notes:

  • See website. Appointment required. Schedule online after completing screening questions. Patients will receive a self-swab test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window.
  • 2-3 day turn around
  • Appointment required/Referral not required
  • Complete questionnaire on line Minute Clinic website Minute clinic, only qualified individuals receive an appointment.
  • Drive-through available

WellSpan Urgent Care York

2149 South Queen Street
York, PA 17403

Notes:

  • Testing symptomatic patients with Doctor’s order/referral
  • Hours: 8am - 8pm daily
  • 1-5-day turn around
  • Testing symptomatic individuals only

Rite Aid Pharmacy York

115 Leader Heights Road
York, PA 17403

Notes:

  • Mon - Fri 10am-8pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm; testing everyone over 18; must register online.
  • Complete a pre-screening to schedule an appointment

Walgreens

3180 Carlisle Road
Dover, PA 17315

Notes:

  • See website. Appointment required.
  • Schedule online after completing screening questions.
  • Patients will receive a self-swab test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window.