COVID-19 Testing Schedule Leading Up to Thanksgiving Holiday

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COVID-19 Testing Schedule Leading Up to Thanksgiving Holiday

To: All Employees, Students and DCCs


The University of Arizona

Subject: COVID-19 Testing Schedule Leading Up to Thanksgiving Holiday

Date: November 16, 2021

On the main campus, the last day for PCR testing is Tuesday, Nov. 23. Rapid antigen testing is available by appointment on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

All employees, students and designated campus colleagues are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, in advance of holiday travel and gatherings. Below, please see changes in the testing schedule leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Cats TakeAway Testing on Main Campus

Tuesday, Nov. 23 Last day to drop off your sample before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 28 Drop-off not available
Monday, Nov. 29 TakeAway Testing sample drop-off resumes


Registration is required for PCR testing. Test results are usually available within two business days of sample drop-off. Visit the Cats TakeAway Testing page for more information regarding Tucson locations and the holiday schedule for the Oro Valley, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Sierra Vista and Yuma locations. 

On-Site Testing (Rapid Antigen and PCR)

Location: Student Union Memorial Center, Catalina Room, third floor

Normal Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday 

Tuesday, Nov. 23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Last day for on-site PCR testing before Thanksgiving holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Rapid antigen testing only
Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 Closed
Monday, Nov. 29 On-site testing (rapid antigen and PCR) resumes at 7:30 a.m.


Testing registration and appointments are required. Same-day appointments are usually available. Visit Wildcat OneStop to register and schedule a test. Results are usually available within two hours for a rapid antigen test, and within two business days for a PCR test. 

Visit the COVID-19 Testing page for more information about testing on campus, including how to register for testing.

If you are experiencing symptoms: Contact Campus Health or your health care provider to discuss your symptoms, or use the Campus Health TakeAway Testing location

Questions? Call the COVID Ambassador Team Hotline at 520-848-4045 between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, or email Thanksgiving schedule: The hotline will be closed Nov. 25-Nov. 28 but email will be monitored.


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