USU Eastern COVID-19 Entry Testing

 

If you live on campus or have at least one class with an in-person component, you should register for a free COVID-19 rapid test within the first few weeks of spring semester. This testing will help us get off to a great start. You do not need to be tested if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days or have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Testing will be done in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Multipurpose Room on the following dates and times:

Jan. 20: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jan. 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jan. 25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for a COVID-19 test now, so you can ensure a date and time that works best for you.

This “entry testing” effort is being done using a rapid antigen test. At the testing site, you will be asked to collect a sample from the bottom inch of your nose using a short swab. Sample collection is minimally invasive and not painful. You will receive test results typically by the end of the day.

Answer Calls from Case Investigators

When individuals in our campus community test positive, our case investigators reach out to provide resources for self-isolation and identify contacts who should quarantine and/or get tested. Please return texts, calls and emails from the case containment team, so they can help keep our campus healthy.

More Information about Monitoring for COVID-19

Entry testing is provided in accordance with the Utah System of Higher Education’s COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan. This updated plan replaces the previous requirement to test students every 14 days. The plan ensures flexibility for Utah State University by recognizing our waste-water surveillance done on and around the campus, as well symptomatic testing at the East Stadium testing site. We will also be using a random sampling testing model throughout the semester to mitigate virus spread among students. You can learn more about USU’s student testing plans on our website.


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