Open Testing

 Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

Warren Hall 502 will have open testing hours each day from 9 a.m. - noon. You should sign up to ensure there are tests available on that day. Walk-ins will be accepted based upon availability of testing supplies. 

 Who can get tested at Warren Hall?

Students, staff, faculty and affiliates can test at Warren 502. This testing is primarily for those who are symptomatic or who have had close contact or been exposed to COVID-19.

 How do I set up an appointment or sign up for testing?

You will need to sign up with your JMU email. You are only permitted to sign up two times per week.

Links are updated every Friday for the upcoming week. Walk-ins will be accepted based upon availability of testing supplies.

We will update this information if testing sessions are affected by inclement weather.

 Can I walk in to testing without an appointment?

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted based upon availability of testing supplies.

 Will I have to pay for testing?

No, the university will cover the cost associated with this on-campus testing.

 What type of test is it?

Testing will use the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card. The test is performed on a self-collected nasal swab. You can view how to collect the specimen at this link then view module #3.

The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card is a type of test called an antigen test. Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens such as nasal swabs. It is a reliable, highly portable tool for detecting active coronavirus infections.

Potential risks include possible discomfort or other complications that can happen during sample collection, which could include a possible nosebleed.

 What should I expect when I come to testing?

When you arrive at the Union, take the elevator or stairs to the top floor. The testing is being conducted in the area that was formerly Madison Grill (The Union-Warren 502), located across the hall from the Union Ballroom.

 What should I do to prepare for my appointment?

Download and sign in to the Navica App, available for free in your App store.

Watch the video on how to collect a self-obtained nasal swab specimen (Module 3 at this link).  

Bring your JACard.

 How do I change or delete a testing appointment?

To update or delete your appointment, reference your Sign-Up Confirmation email and click on the "Edit My Sign Up" link. From here, you can Update or Delete your appointment time. You'll need to be logged-out of SignUpGenius to complete this function.

Please delete your appointment if you are not able to come.

 How do I receive my results?

You will receive your results within the hour at via the Navica App. Those who do not have a smart phone will need to wait 20 minutes to receive their results by hand via a paper copy.

 What happens if I receive a positive test result?

If you are a student living on campus, you will follow these instructions.

If you live off campus, follow CDC guidance for isolation.

 If I tested positive for COVID, do I need to test to get out of isolation?

No. Once you test positive for COVID-19 you do not need to test for 90 days unless a medical provider instructs you to get tested. Follow the CDC isolation guidelines. COVID-19 tests should be reserved for those who have not tested positive in the last 90 days.
Free at-home test kits

 Can students order the free at-home test kits?

Yes. College students residing on or off campus may request free testing kits. Students with
shared housing addresses (residence halls, apartment buildings, group housing) should each
enter their unique room or apartment number, and/or letter A, B, C, D, etc. along with their
street address on the ordering form (or via phone).

 What if the request was rejected because it shows up as a "business" address?

Students should call USPS Customer Service at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to resolve
issues with shared housing addresses.

 When will the tests arrive?

Orders are expected to ship in 7-12 days.

 Any tips for how to use the at-home test?

Here are video and print instructions for common at-home COVID-19 tests:

Binax      Video Instructions      Print Instructions in Spanish and English
iHealth    Video Instructions     Print Instructions multiple languages
Roche     Video Instructions      Print Instructions in English

Regular Screening Testing

 Are there regular weekly testing requirements?

At this time, Regular Screening Testing will not be required for students with an Assumption of Risk Waiver on file. If you find yourself symptomatic, we recommend you take advantage of the open testing opportunities.

 If I have a hold or fine on my account from not testing last semester, what do I do?

Once you pay the fine, the hold will be removed.

 What if I received a hold or fine and it was a mistake?

Please complete the repercussion reversal request form and share information from your test.

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