Forward Together: Vaccination & Testing

This page has been designed to share community news concerning COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing. If you haven’t already, all should upload their vaccination card. Faculty and staff may also present their physical documents to HR, or email them to humanresources@methodist.edu.

With the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, Methodist University is requiring proof of full vaccination (for non-exempt individuals) against COVID-19 in order to live, work, attend classes, participate in official MU activities and events on or off campus during the 2021-22 academic year. 

Please note: Everyone (including individuals who are vaccinated) must wear masks when indoors (the only exceptions are when in a room or office by yourself, with a roommate, or when eating). All spectators at indoor athletic events must wear masks at all times. Masks are not required outdoors.

Also, the entire MU community looks forward to celebrating 2021 Fall Commencement accomplishments on Dec. 11 at the Crown Coliseum. It’s important to note that all participating graduates must provide proof of vaccination. All attendees will be required to mask indoors at the Crown Coliseum. For more information about Fall Commencement, please visit www.methodist.edu/graduation. As a reminder, students who are not on campus now (internships, clinicals, online schedules) — but plan to return for any official University activity or sponsored event (including commencement, baccalaureate, etc.) — are required to upload/show proof of being vaccinated (and receive confirmation of such) to come to the event. All can utilize the link above.

Spring 2022 Incoming Students

Welcome to MU! Our University has proven to be one of the safest not only in the state, but in the nation, and we continue to keep safety our No. 1 priority. Per above, please look through the Forward Together site for great detail in specific areas — Vaccinations, Testing, Green Screen, Dashboard — but also check out the FAQs and feel free to reach out at any time with questions (forward@methodist.edu). As a reminder, the deadline to upload your proof of vaccination is Dec. 31, and the deadline to submit a medical or religious exemption is Dec. 10.

Weekly Free Testing for the Non-Vaccinated Population

All non-vaccinated students, faculty, and staff must report to mandatory testing each week at the designated days and times below. Vaccination exemptions do not excuse anyone from testing. Home test-kit results are not accepted.

Hours for Testing:

  • Tuesday | 3-6 p.m. | Hensdale Chapel
  • Wednesday | 3-6 p.m. | Hensdale Chapel

Student-Athletes should test at the scheduled times determined by their trainers.

If the individual does not report for testing:

  • Restrictions/sanctions will be applied as determined by University administration

If at any time during weekly testing the individual tests positive for SARs CoV2:

  • Isolation protocols for the non-vaccinated person will be initiated

Refusal to test or no proof of vaccination:

Positive antigen test results:

Testing for Vaccinated Population

Vaccinated students, faculty, and staff will only be tested (at the Health Center) if they have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or they are showing symptoms.


Testing Opportunities

General Information

If a Methodist student, faculty or staff member is experiencing symptoms or has been named as a contact to a person who has tested positive, we will happily test them in the Health Center by appointments only: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

If an MU student, faculty or staff member just wants to be screened for COVID-19, due to the fact they work in a high track area, we ask they go off campus. They can go anywhere they choose or use the Find My Testing Place free testing link.


Locations Offering the Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccine

The following locations reportedly have Johnson & Johnson. Availability subject to change.

WADE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER DOWNTOWN

2313 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)

Cumberland County Health Department of Public Health (Ramsey St. Location)

1235 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)

Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)

Center Pharmacy

101 Robeson St Ste 107, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)

A brighter future health care

4140 Ferncreek Dr, Ste 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. #04169

522 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28304

COVID-19 appointments available

Cape Fear Valley Health System

1638 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28304

Check appointment availability (vaccines in stock)


Other Regional Vaccination Opportunities

This site will be updated with new opportunities as the vaccine rollout continues.

Cape Fear Valley Health is currently offering vaccinations for anyone 16 and older. CFVH is requiring appointments for everyone seeking their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, so please do not delay. Details on sites, hours, how to sign up, and other specifics are included on this link: https://www.capefearvalley.com/coronavirus/index.aspx.

In addition, here are links to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vaccine locator (https://myspot.nc.gov/) and to the Cumberland County Health Department for vaccines (https://co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/public-health-group/public-health/covid-19-vaccine).

Note: Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian present. 


Find a Vaccination Location

For information about where to get the COVID vaccine, please see below links for the most up to date information in the community: