Testing

Testing on and near campus

  • Symptomatic testing is available to all students at Student Health Services by appointment only. Both Walgreens and Rite Aid stores near campus offer symptomatic testing as well. 
  • In addition, the University continues to provide rapid antigen test kits (one per individual each week) at several locations on campus -- the Trabant University Center, the Perkins Student Center, the Carpenter Sports Building, Laurel Hall and Clayton Hall. Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to utilize a rapid antigen test prior to leaving campus for winter break, and prior to returning in the new year.  Test kit request info
  • The U.S. government has reopened its home testing program for COVID-19. Every U.S. household is eligible to order four free at-home tests online. These rapid antigen (not PCR) tests can be taken anywhere, with results within 30 minutes. More details, including frequently asked questions, are available on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
  • As of December 12, 2022, Curative is closing its Delaware COVID-19 testing sites and is no longer scheduling COVID-19 tests at its former location on The Green. 

The University is providing FlowFlex  COVID-19 antigen home test kits. Staff and students are permitted to obtain one test kit per week. To request a test kit, complete the webform at this link and take the confirmation email to one of the distribution points.

Distribution points information and hours:

Location

Availability

Requirement

Trabant Student Center

Mon-Sun. 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Valid UD ID

Perkins Student Center

Mon-Sun. 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Valid UD ID

Carpenter Sports Bldg.

Mon-Thurs  7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Fri-Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.   

Valid UD ID

Clayton Hall

Tues., Weds, Thurs. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Valid UD ID

 

To be issued a test kit, individuals MUST present a valid UD ID and they must provide proof of having received the email confirmation of their order – no exceptions. 

Note: The expiration dates for the FlowFlex test kits being distributed by UD have been extended. 

Info on Flowflex expiration dates

FlowFlex Antigen Home Test Kits – How it Works – 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Order a test kit by completing the webform at this link.
  2. You will receive an email confirmation of your order (be sure to check your junk/spam folder if you do not see this in your inbox). Take the email confirmation to one of the listed distribution points.
  3. Pick up your test kit.
  4. When you are ready to test, follow the instructions inside the test kit.
  5. Once you have completed the test, follow the instructions for reporting your results. These instructions will be contained in the email confirmation you receive when you order your kit. 

Please note, antigen tests do not fulfill the weekly COVID PCR testing requirement for unvaccinated/unboosted individuals. 

Antigen tests are an efficient means of detecting cases of COVID-19 when viral levels are high. These tests provide quick results and can help identify individuals who are  likely to be infectious. The use of the antigen tests adds an additional level of safety and helps protect our community.


Antigen tests are not as accurate as PCR tests. If your test results are unclear or your antigen test is negative and you are suspicious you may have COVID-19 (due to symptoms or exposure), please contact Student Health Services at 302-831-2226 (students) or visit the Human Resources Office website (employees) for guidance. 

 

Instructional Video for FlowFlex Antigen test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtENzECCmG8



How do I upload my positive or negative COVID-19 antigen test results?

 

 

FlowFlex instructional insert and FAQs:

https://flowflexcovid.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ACON-Labs-Flowflex-US-COVID-19-Home-Test-Consumer-Insert-En.pdf

 

https://flowflexcovid.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/AconLabs-Consumer-FAQ.pdf




COMMUNITY-BASED TESTING: ON AND OFF CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Symptomatic testing will be available to all students at Student Health Services by appointment only. Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) should call SHS at 302-831-2226. A triage nurse will return your call and guide you through next steps. In many cases, nasal swab testing is available to symptomatic students directly through Student Health Services. This option is available to students with symptoms.
  • Both Walgreens and Rite Aid stores near campus offer symptomatic testing as well. 
  • In addition, the University continues to provide rapid antigen test kits (one per individual each week) at several locations on campus.
  • The U.S. government has reopened its home testing program for COVID-19. Every U.S. household is eligible to order four free at-home tests online. These rapid antigen (not PCR) tests can be taken anywhere, with results within 30 minutes. More details, including frequently asked questions, are available on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
  • As of December 12, 2022, Curative is closing its Delaware COVID-19 testing sites and is no longer scheduling COVID-19 tests at its former location on The Green.