If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, wait 7 days from your date of exposure to increase the accuracy of the test. Log into Aggie Health and answer the questions to schedule a COVID-19 test.
While You Wait for Your Results
If you have been told to quarantine by a USU case investigator or public health official due to close contact, continue to do so. If you do not have symptoms and do not live with someone who is ill with COVID-19, then a negative test result on day 7 of your quarantine may release you from quarantine.
If you have not been asked to quarantine, you do not need to restrict your activities while you wait for your results. Continue to follow COVID-19 precautions. Wear a face covering when around those you don’t live with, social distance, stay home if you do develop symptoms, and wash your hands frequently.
When You Will Get Your Results
Within 24-48 hours, you will receive a text or email prompting you to log into Aggie Health to see your results. You can also check to see if your results are ready at any time by logging into Aggie Health. If you are tested on Friday, you may not receive your results until Monday, which is the next business day.
Interpreting Your ResultsFor more information about interpreting your results, download this COVID-19 PCR Test fact sheet. If your test result is “inconclusive or invalid,” you will need to retest.
Who Positive Results Are Shared With
Positive test results are sent to the USU case containment team, who will reach out with more specific details about how to self-isolate. If you have questions about case containment, please email email@example.com. Test results are also shared with the Utah Department of Health for contact tracing and statewide case counts.
Negative Test Results
A negative test result usually means you do not have COVID-19 as long as you are tested 7 or more days after close contact with an individual who tested positive. However, there is a chance that a “negative” test result is a “false negative.” Continue to follow COVID-19 precautions. Wear a face covering when around those you don’t live with, social distance, stay home if you do develop symptoms, and wash your hands frequently. If you develop symptoms, you should schedule another test immediately.