Free COVID-19 Testing at UVU

On Sunday night, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced new measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

   

On Sunday night, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced new measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the state. They include an executive public health order that requires all state universities to provide coronavirus tests to students every week. 

“Beginning as soon as possible, but no later than Jan. 1, 2021, students enrolled at public and private institutions of higher education, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, will be required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis,” Herbert said.

President Astrid S. Tuminez, in support of the governor’s order and in solidarity with the Utah Board of Higher Education’s recommendations, asked that all students participate in campus COVID-19 testing and included staff and faculty as well.

“We expanded our testing for the UVU community a few weeks ago. Thanks to additional test kits from the Utah Department of Health, we are now rolling out more testing opportunities to reach as many students, staff, and faculty as possible, especially before Thanksgiving, and our shift to remote instruction,” she said. “These tests are free, less invasive than those offered in the past, and provide results within hours. They will provide valuable information and knowledge that could change behavior and potentially save lives.”

Anyone with an active university ID can make an appointment at one of four locations on campus for a rapid test.

As a community service, UVU is also working with TestUtah to provide testing for anyone who would like to be tested whether affiliated with UVU or not. The free community testing will take place in the UCCU Center. You can make an appointment starting on Monday, Nov. 9, for testing on Wednesday, Nov. 11, or schedule on Monday, Nov. 16 for testing on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Tests offered through TestUtah require additional processing time.

The UCCU Center testing will occur in the North Gym on the second level between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Those who wish to be tested should park in the UCCU parking lot located directly to the west of the event center. There will be ushers present to direct you to the testing location. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus.