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COVID-19 testing will be available to Augsburg students, staff, and faculty on Thursday (today) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the quad at Augsburg. There is no preregistration and the testing will be walk-up only, first come-first served, so there may be a brief wait for services. Drive-up and walk-up testing are also available at the People’s Center, 425 20th Ave S, (one block west from Augsburg on Riverside Avenue) Monday through Friday, at the outdoor testing site on 20th Avenue.
The testing process consists of on-site registration with People’s Center, a brief medical appointment (about 10 minutes) for assessment of symptoms/exposure and discussion of risks, and a throat swab test. Results are usually available in 3-5 days and participants will get a call back for both negative or positive results. For this event, result calls will likely go out on Monday 9/14 or Tuesday 9/15.
Participants will need:
Insurance cards/information if they have health insurance. While insurance will be billed, participants are not responsible for any out of pocket expenses, such as copays or deductibles. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance.
A contact phone number to get test results.
A face covering, which must be worn at all times on the test site. Disposable face masks are available at the test site, but participants are encouraged to wear their own masks.
Participants should also be prepared to discuss symptoms or possible COVID-19 exposure and medical risk factors with the health care professional.