Free COVID-19 tests this week for students

As students prepare to head home after finals, those who are interested in taking a COVID-19 test before leaving campus can receive a free test this week on Dec. 15, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 from 7 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at the East Gym of the Helfaer Recreation Center, 525 N. 16th St. Access the site directly from the 16th Street entrance. No appointments are required. Free testing is for Marquette students only.  

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.