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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Testing

To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, students, faculty and staff must comply with COVID-19 testing guidelines. There are a variety of ways you can get tested, both on and off campus.

In order to comply with the Spring 2021 COVID-19 testing program, there are two primary types of COVID-19 tests available to students, faculty and staff at the university: saliva tests and nasal swab tests. Both are designed to detect an active infection. You can also check out other off-campus testing opportunities, or take advantage of the university's no-cost antibody testing.

It is very important that any student, faculty or staff member that develops significant symptoms of COVID-19, like fever, cough or shortness of breath, contact their healthcare provide for evaluation. If needed, an appointment for a test will be scheduled. Costs for test will be billed to your health insurance. Students can make an appointment through MyHealthSpace.

Important information about vaccines can be found on our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.

Schedule for April 10 – April 17

  • No appointment needed for saliva testing at the SAFE testing locations: 1311 Pendleton St., Carolina Coliseum, or Russell House 3rd Floor.
  • Be sure to bring your Carolina Card to get tested. We also encourage you to bring your cell phone to record your test barcode.
  • Please do not eat, drink, chew gum, or use tobacco products within 30 minutes prior to saliva testing and do not drink water 10 minutes prior to the saliva test.

Saturday, April 10

  • No testing

Sunday, April 11

Monday, April 12

Tuesday, April 13

Wednesday, April 14

Thursday, April 15

Friday, April 16

Saturday, April 17

  • No testing

Sunday, April 18

  • No testing


Saliva tests

The Saliva Assay Free Expedited (SAFE) test is free, quick and noninvasive, and results can typically be shared within 24-48 hours after the saliva sample is collected. SAFE testing is only available to current students, faculty, and staff.

COVID-19 Self-Collected Diagnostic Nasal Swab Tests

The nasal swab test is free, quick and painless. You will self-collect your own sample with a Q-tip-like swab. Results can typically be shared within 24-48 hours after the sample is collected.

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