Register for U-M community sampling and tracking program

December 13, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners who are not exhibiting symptoms are eligible for free testing through the U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP). This is a great option if you want to get tested before or after traveling, or to meet other testing requirements. It is also an effective way for Michigan Medicine to test quickly in case of an in-hospital outbreak.

CSTP testing is available to asymptomatic U-M students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus, including Michigan Medicine. If you become ill with symptoms, isolate and contact the Occupational Health Services hotline by calling 734-764-8021 to arrange testing through Michigan Medicine. You can also seek testing through your medical provider.

If you have tested positive, contact OHS. Do not come to work. Visit the U-M Maize & Blueprint site for more information.  

“I encourage everyone to register themselves for CSTP because it ensures that you are able to test whenever the need should arise, which greatly increases our ability to test large groups of individuals very quickly, helping to reduce the spread of illness,” said Amy Cohn, Ph.D., professor and faculty director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) within the College of Engineering, and chief transformation officer for Michigan Medicine. “This program is particularly beneficial for faculty and staff working on inpatient units because it enables us to identify areas of outbreak and minimize the risk of spreading to other areas of the hospital.”

There are many testing locations available, all of which are listed on the CSTP page of the Maize & Blueprint site. To use this service, you must first pre-register by completing a brief survey. You only need to register once, it is quick and easy, and registering simply makes you eligible to test but does not require you to undergo testing. But it can take as much as 48 hours for your registration to be processed before you will be eligible for your first test, so all employees are encouraged to register so that they are in the system.