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This post was updated November 23, 2020.

Pre-Thanksgiving holiday testing for asymptomatic students will be available on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov 24. Testing materials have been provided by NC DHHS for these testing clinics.

December testing dates for employees and remaining students have been announced as follows:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the EUC Maple Room
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the EUC Maple Room
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the EUC Maple Room

All of these clinics are for individuals who:

1) Do not have COVID-19 symptoms (are asymptomatic); and
2) Have not been in close contact recently with someone who has tested positive.

If you have symptoms, please stay home and contact your health care provider to determine if you need to be tested.

Some important details:

  • To provide maximum flexibility, no appointment is necessary for these clinics. Pre-registering with the vendor, StarMed, will help minimize any waiting time. You can pre-register by doing either of the below.
  • When asked if you will be at a testing site, please select “Yes”.
  • Participation is completely voluntary.
  • A sample will be collected from the nose (nasal swab, not the deeper nasopharyngeal swab) and tested to see if the virus is present (i.e. if you have COVID-19).
  • You will receive your results directly from StarMed within 2-4 days.
  • You will be given the opportunity to sign a waiver that allows StarMed to report their results directly to the UNCG Case Management Team.
  • By law, StarMed must report all results to the public health department. Guilford County Public Health, in turn, will inform us if an employee tests positive.
  • Information about what to do if you test positive will be provided on-site. Additional information is also available on our UNCG COVID-19 website. General information about COVID-19 testing is also available here.
  • There is no cost for testing. StarMed will file with your insurance for reimbursement.
  • Regardless of whether insurance pays or not, you will not have to pay anything.
  • As a reminder, test results tell you only whether you have the virus at the date and time you get tested, so students and employees are encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities to get tested.

A Note about Student Testing:

Given the current rates of COVID-19 in the community, there is considerable concern about the potential for increased viral spread during the Thanksgiving holiday. One specific area of concern is the possibility of college students unknowingly exposing their family members to the virus when they travel home for the winter break. As such, UNCG has organized a series of testing clinics throughout this week. All students have received direct communication about these opportunities.

 
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