COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing available to all employees, students and DCCs

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COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing available to all employees, students and DCCs

To: Faculty, Staff, Students, DCCs

From:

The University of Arizona

Subject: COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing available to all employees, students and DCCs

Date: October 13, 2021

Beginning Monday, Oct. 18, both Rapid Antigen (nasal swab) and PCR (saline gargle) testing will be available by appointment for all students, employees and designated campus colleagues (DCCs) at the Student Union – Catalina Room. 

  • Rapid Antigen (nasal swab): Results are usually available within 2 hours.
  • PCR (saline gargle) testing: Results are usually available within 2-3 business days, depending on location. In Tucson, next-day results are usually available at the Student Union - Catalina Room and Cats TakeAway Testing locations.

As of Oct. 18, NorthREC will transition from on-site testing to a Cats TakeAway Testing location. 

Visit Testing Locations and Hours for more information about University COVID-19 testing in Tucson and other locations.

University Testing Registration

In order to take a PCR (saline gargle) or Rapid Antigen (nasal swab) test, you must complete a registration and consent form – one form for each test type. It’s helpful to complete your registration before you attempt to check in at the test site or complete TakeAway Testing. All students, employees and DCCs will be able to register for Rapid Antigen testing by Monday, Oct. 18.

How to make sure you are registered for testing:

  • Visit your Wildcat OneStop and login with your NetID to view your testing registration status.
  • If there is a red X next to the test type(s) you would like to take, click the "Register for a test" button and follow the prompts.
  • Once registered, a green check mark will replace the red X on your Wildcat OneStop.
  • Success! You are now able to check in at the test site or participate in Cats TakeAway Testing. 

How to schedule your test:

  • Visit your Wildcat OneStop and login with your NetID.
  • Click "Schedule an appointment"
  • Select PCR or Rapid Antigen
  • Choose the date and time for your appointment.

Cats TakeAway Testing

The University of Arizona offers Cats TakeAway Testing on campus in Tucson and other Arizona locations, including the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. This testing program allows students, employees and DCCs to pick up a PCR (saline gargle) test kit and drop off your sample at designated locations

In Tucson, those who experience COVID-19 symptoms can go to the Campus Health TakeAway Testing location to pick up a test kit and drop off their sample. If you are located outside of Tucson, please stay isolated and contact your healthcare provider if you experience symptoms.

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