Report Your Positive Test Result
If you tested positive for COVID-19 through testing outside of University Health Service, report your positive test result.
People with symptoms of COVID-19 should either get tested using a rapid antigen test, through their primary care physician (for students, this includes University Health Service), or through a community testing resource. Additional COVID-19 testing guidance can be found on the CDC website.
Rapid antigen tests
The UHS Pharmacy carries rapid COVID-19 antigen tests which are over-the-counter (no prescription necessary). Each kit has two tests and uses a nasal swab. Results are ready in 15 minutes.
The Biden administration announced that, beginning on September 25, every U.S. household can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests.
Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, tests are available for students with symptoms of COVID-19 through University Health Service. Employees with symptoms are encouraged to see their primary care physician or seek testing at a community resource, including urgent cares and local pharmacies.
Exposure testing is recommended for close contacts identified though case investigation, contact tracing or workplace exposure investigations. You should wait a full five days following your exposure before testing. Exposure testing may be done with either a PCR or antigen test. A negative antigen test warrants a second and, if negative again, a third antigen test, each spaced 48 hours apart.