As feared, the coming of fall this year has also brought a surge in COVID-19 infections. Fortunately from a testing perspective, test sites for the August SAT should remain open in most areas. Our Annotated Test Day Checklist already includes a facemask, and it looks like you’re going to need it. As per College Board, here’s what you should expect when you arrive to take the SAT:
- All students and staff must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status upon entering the test center and throughout the duration of testing. We recommend you bring a spare. You won’t be allowed into the testing center unless you are wearing one.
- You’ll be required by test centers to be seated at least 3 feet away from other students.
- Check your test center’s website for any additional health and safety measures so you’ll be prepared to follow them.
- If you don’t feel well on test day, please stay home. Contact Customer Service to cancel your registration at no charge, and re-register for a different administration. Please contact Customer Service no later than the day of your scheduled test administration to cancel your registration.
- If we receive a report of a positive covid-19 case from someone at your test center, we will notify students and staff present on test day as well as local health authorities. Your information may be shared for contact tracing purposes if necessary.
To comply with local and College Board health and safety regulations, be ready to agree to the following when entering the test center or testing room:
- You don’t have covid-19 or reason to believe you have covid-19. Symptoms include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, and recent loss of taste or smell.
- You agree to wear a mask the entire time you’re at this test site.
- You agree to follow the health and safety guidelines in place in this test site as instructed by testing staff.
- NOTE: Testing staff will follow the most stringent guidelines in effect for this site.
- By entering the testing center and testing room, you accept the risk of covid-19 exposure. Although we’ve taken measures to create a safe environment, it’s impossible to remove all risk.
Be sure to also check your test center’s website for any additional or specific entry requirements it may have, and visit the SAT Test Center Closings frequently in the days and hours leading up to your test. Good luck!!