COVID 19 TESTING Opportunities Spring 2021

Exit COVID 19 Testing

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As we approach the end of the spring semester, with the interest of protecting public health as students prepare to leave campus and return to homes and families, UNCP will conduct optional exit testing for COVID. This is open to all faculty, staff and students. 

This exit testing allows you to detect COVID infections prior to leaving campus. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to reduce the chances of spreading the virus asymptomatically to family members and friends. 

Testing will take place in the Auxiliary Gym on May 12, 13, and 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residential students who test positive may elect to complete their isolation period in on-campus housing.  (Walk-in testing is available.)

Frequently Asked Questions:

When should be someone get tested for Covid-19?

Considerations for who should get tested:
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • If you have participated in activities that are at higher risk for COVID-19 because you cannot socially distance as needed, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings.
I don’t have symptoms but I’m worried I might have been exposed. What do I do?
  • SHS recommends following the CDC guidelines. If you may have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, it is recommended that you isolate for 7-10 days or until you exhibit symptoms. Please contact SHS by email at covid@uncp.edu or calling 910.521.6219 to discuss scheduling an appointment for testing.
What is the difference between a molecular and antigen Covid-19 test?
  • The molecular and antigen Covid-19 tests are both approved for diagnosing an active Covid-19 infection. The molecular tests, commonly referred to as PCR tests, detect the virus’s genetic material and antigen tests detect specific proteins from the virus.