Brock University Antigen Testing

You will need to be fully vaccinated (14 days after second dose) or have an approved exemption to come to campus. Students, faculty, and staff are required to submit proof of Full Vaccination as soon as possible. Students who are not fully vaccinated are unable to register for on-campus classes.

Rapid antigen tests available for Brock students, faculty and staff

Brock University Rapid Antigen Screening Program (RASP)

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits (Standard Q) are now available to students and others at Brock University as part of ongoing efforts to keep the campus community safe.

Students can pick up a rapid antigen test kit from one of the following locations:

  • Rankin Family Pavilion Welcome Desk – 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Student Success Centre in Guernsey Market – 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Walker Complex Welcome Desk – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Student Wellness HUB (TH134) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rapid antigen test kits are also available at no charge to faculty and staff and are being distributed to departments through the Senior Administrative Council.

Follow the instructions in this Rapid Antigen Screening Kit Guide to ensure the most accurate results.

Brock University Rapid Antigen Screening Program (RASP)

If you are required to be on campus for the Winter 2022 Term and have an approved exemption or cannot be fully vaccinated by the time on-campus classes resume due to extenuating circumstances and have arranged for an extension with RASP, you are required to fully participate in RASP by screening twice weekly (48-72 hours apart) and reporting your results through MS Power Apps. Rapid Antigen Screening Kits will be shipped to participants. You are required to provide RASP with your mailing address, by emailing rapidantigen@brocku.ca and advise the team when you require additional kit deliveries.

Brock students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated (14 days after second dose) will not be required to take part in the Brock Rapid Antigen Screening program.

Those who meet specific and limited medical or human rights accommodation criteria will be subject to ongoing rapid antigen screening.

Anyone required to take part in the Rapid Antigen Screening program will need to complete at-home, self-administered rapid antigen testing twice per week prior to coming onto campus.

Below are important initial details about Brock’s Rapid Antigen Screening program:

  • Brock University will use Abbott Panbio COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Test Devices
  • Brock Rapid Antigen program facilitators will be distributing one box of 25 screening kits to each student, faculty and staff member who qualify for the program.
  • Each screening session takes approximately 15 mins to complete, including administering the test and confirming the results. All screens will be conducted at home.
  • All screen results will have personal identification information removed and then the data is shared with Health Canada.

Steps to take part in the Brock Rapid Antigen Screening program

Declare your vaccination status through the Brock Vaccination Declaration Form.

You will receive an automated email regarding your enrollment in the Rapid Antigen Screening Program. Once verified, you will be granted access to the Microsoft Power Apps within 48 hrs.

Download Microsoft Power Apps from the app store to your phone for either Apple iOS devices here or Android devices here.

How to use Microsoft Power Apps and the BrockU Rapid Antigen Screening app:

Rapid Antigen Screening Kits will be shipped to RASP participants. You are required to provide the RASP team with your mailing address, by emailing rapidantigen@brocku.ca and advise the team when you require additional kit deliveries.

Please note: Delivery will only be made to Canadian Addresses.

The test kits need to be stored in an environment of 2 to 30 degrees. Inside the test kit box will be an instruction card with information on how to self-administer the screen.

Select two mornings per week that you will set aside 15 mins to conduct a self-administered rapid antigen test. Try to schedule your tests 48 to 72 hours apart and stay consistent in your schedule.

Using the BrockU Rapid Antigen Screening app found within MS Power Apps, follow the instructions and embedded video to guide your self-administered screen. Collect your sample and start your 15-minute timer within the app. You must start the timer and allow the 15 minutes to expire to submit your test results. Once the timer has expired, submit your test result using the dropdown menu and upload a photo of the results with the date written on the Abbot Panbio Test Strip.

Watch the video below prior to self-screening.

Ontario Health Rapid Antigen Screening Video

How to handle the results

If your screening is negative, you must still follow public health guidelines on campus such as the requirement to wear face mask and participate in active or passive screening.

If you receive an inconclusive result, complete another screen and resubmit the results.

If you screen presumptive positive and are a student on campus:

  • In accordance with the most up to date public health guidance, If you test positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, you must self-isolate. No further testing is required, unless you are a health care worker.
  • Self-Isolate – Do not attend Campus for any reason
  • Contact the Student Health Services COVID Nurse at covid19@brocku.ca and let them know about your presumptive positive results.
  • Everyone in your household must self-isolate for 10 days from their last interaction with you. Household contacts are to self-isolate regardless of their vaccination or previously positive status. This means they cannot leave the house to go to work or school, or run errands.

If you screen presumptive positive and are an employee on campus:

  • In accordance with the most up to date public health guidance, If you test positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, you must self-isolate. No further testing is required, unless you are a health care worker.
  • Self-Isolate – Do not attend Campus for any reason.
  • Notify your immediate supervisor that you need to self-isolate, contact employeehealth@brocku.ca by email to notify them and log the scenario in the Brock DB COVID Reporting Tool mybrocku.ca.
  • Everyone in your household must self-isolate for 10 days from their last interaction with you. Household contacts are to self-isolate regardless of their vaccination or previously positive status. This means they cannot leave the house to go to work or school, or run errands.

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to FAQs page for more information and contact the Rapid Antigen Screening staff at rapidantigen@brocku.ca if you require assistance.