TO:                  UVM Community


FROM:            Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety


DATE:            November 20, 2020


RE:                  Coronavirus Test Results


We learned late yesterday that the lab that processes Coronavirus tests results for UVM and a number of other universities had to suspend operations to address a procedural issue. The problem has been resolved and the lab is again processing tests. Due to the break in service, the lab is behind in reporting results. The delay is impacting a number of colleges and universities, and has been further exacerbated by a record number of tests being submitted this week.


The following are specific details related to the issue:







In addition, there have been delays related to the CoVerified app. This issue should be resolved shortly and is unrelated to the lab processing delay.


I appreciate that many students took advantage of testing 48 hours before departing for break and understand this may impact your travel plans. The testing lab is working to return results as soon as possible.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.






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Gary L. Derr

Vice President for Operations and Public Safety


Rally Together - UVMSTRONG


University of Vermont

347 Waterman Building

Burlington, Vermont 05405


(802) 656-8937 (Office)


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