Durham Community: COVID Boosters, Winter Break Testing, Quarantine/Isolation Housing Closes Dec. 13

December 7, 2021

Dear Members of the Durham UNH Community—

We are writing to share several important COVID-19 related updates and reminders.

  • As of Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. the quarantine and isolation housing will not accept additional students until Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Students already in the housing will be permitted to stay.
  • All students living in winter break housing between Dec. 24, 2021, and Jan. 2, 2022, MUST drop a test Dec. 22, 2021, by 4 p.m.
  • Once you leave campus after Dec. 13, no action is required. Your WCP will go invalid two weeks after your last test if you are fully vaccinated and uploaded your vaccine card. If you have not uploaded a vaccine card your WCP will remain valid for one week after your last test. 

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

  • The N.H. Mobile Vaccine Van will offer all vaccines and boosters in the Whittemore Center lobby Sunday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Partners and eligible children can also access the van.
  • Other upcoming vaccine and booster opportunities.

Winter Break Testing (Dec. 23-Jan. 18)

  • If you need access to campus any time over the winter break you must have a valid Wildcat Pass (WCP).  
  • All drop boxes will close Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. DO NOT leave a test after that time. 
  • No testing is available Dec. 23-Jan. 2. The UNH COVID Lab and Health & Wellness will be closed. Drop boxes will reopen Monday, Jan. 3, at 7 a.m. If you need to be on campus the first week of January, submit a test between Dec. 20 and 22 and your WCP will remain valid until Tuesday, Jan. 4.
  • The first two weeks of January (Jan. 3-6 and Jan. 10-13) drop boxes will be open from 9 a.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Thursday. Boxes will not be open Fridays, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14.  
  • Drop boxes and the COVID Testing Lab will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 18. Do not drop a test after 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. 
  • Drop boxes will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 19, and arrival testing will start at the Whittemore Center for the spring semester. Details to come.

J-Term Arrival Testing  
Submit your first test Monday (Jan. 3) or Tuesday (Jan. 4).  You do not need to submit a test prior to the start of the semester. Go to MUB 213, M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to get kits and labels if you’re on campus now. If you’re not on campus now, go to the office Monday, Jan. 3.   
Spring Semester 2022  
Testing will continue. No pre-arrival testing is required; arrival testing will be Jan. 19-28 at the Whittemore Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, including the weekend. Details will be shared in early 2022.  

Thank you for everything you’ve done to help keep our campus community safe this semester. As you move through this holiday season, please continue to take precautions. Wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands and if you have any cold, allergy or flu-like symptoms please drop an additional test or visit Health & Wellness. 

Good luck with finals and Happy Holidays!

Paul Dean
Chief of Police/Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management
Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee

Marian McCord
Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach
Co-Chair of UNH Testing and Tracing Committee