Free COVID-19 tests for students on Monday morning

As Thanksgiving approaches, students who are interested in taking a COVID-19 test before leaving campus can receive a free test on Monday, November 22. Testing is available during 7 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at the East Gym of the Helfaer Recreation Center at 525 N. 16th St. Access the site directly from the 16th Street entrance. No appointments are required.  

Saliva tests will be performed, so do not smoke, eat, drink (including water), brush your teeth or chew gum for at least one hour before submitting a sample. If you do, it will invalidate the saliva test. 

Symptomatic students and those identified as close contacts of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 should not get tested at Helfaer Rec Center. Rather, call 414-288-7184 to schedule a COVID-19 test at the Coughlin Hall testing site. Students who are experiencing any symptoms, including fever, chills, cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, headache or loss of sense of taste or smell, should self-isolate and get tested. 

If you plan to travel over the Thanksgiving break, please review CDC guidance for domestic travelers. Additionally, anyone traveling internationally should review updated international travel guidance from the CDC so you’re prepared to meet testing and other documentation requirements upon your return to the United States.