Auburn, AL (EETV)- An Auburn student posted in March on her Snapchat story encouraging students not to get tested by the AU Medical Clinic. The student, who remains anonymous, said in the post, "deal with rona yourself and DO NOT test through the university because all the old people are scared and blaming students for being irresponsible."
As you can see by the the photo, it has been shared numerous times on social media through Snapchat. This is one of the many posts that have surfaced saying that students shouldn't take the test through the AU Medical Clinic.
In a statement regarding the screenshot provided by the Auburn University Director of Communications, Preston Sparks, who said, "In accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alabama Department of Public Health, Auburn University’s Medical Clinic advises anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or believes they might have come in contact with someone with the disease to immediately start the self-quarantine process and schedule a COVID-19 test if necessary. Anyone who has had a direct, close contact will need to self-quarantine for at least 14 days, regardless of whether their COVID-19 test result is negative. These recommendations are out of a concern for the health and well-being of our community. Auburn monitors COVID-19 data from a variety of sources—including that of Auburn students and employees as well as the City of Auburn—in an effort to contain the disease’s rate of transmission. From the start, Auburn’s A Healthier U reentry plan has been focused on implementing the needed steps to achieve a full and safe fall semester. To accomplish that goal, though, it will take the continued and consistent efforts of each and every member of our Auburn Family. If followed, the guidelines of state and federal agencies work, and so we all must do our part in practicing proper safeguard measures to ensure a successful fall semester."