COVID-19 Testing for Students

Students with or without symptoms can get a free COVID-19 test Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Logan campus as part of USU’s general testing efforts.

Tuesday Testing

In addition to general COVID-19 testing, USU will conduct screenings for randomly selected students at the Logan campus every week during the spring semester. Any student who lives on campus or has an in-person class is eligible for selection.

USU is required to conduct these screenings by the Utah System of Higher Education’s COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan.

How It Works

Tuesday Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center every week beginning Feb. 9. If you’re selected, you will receive an email from covid-19@usu.edu the Wednesday before your test date, directing you to make an appointment through aggiehealth.usu.edu.

For this test, you will use a short swab to collect a sample in the bottom inch of your nose. It is minimally invasive and not painful. Results are typically sent to you by the end of the day.

Walk-up Tuesday Testing will also be available for students who were not selected.

Can't Make Tuesday?

If you are selected and can’t be there on your Tuesday, you may choose another day that week to be tested at East Stadium. You can do that through aggiehealth.usu.edu.

When you register:

Instead of selecting “I am a USU student selected for Random Testing”
Select “I am a USU student wanting a COVID-19 test”

That will open up options for testing at East Stadium on other days of the week.

Exclusions

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days and/or received both doses of the vaccine, you will be excluded from random testing. Please upload your proof of positive test or vaccination at covid19.usu.edu/upload to ensure that you are excluded.

Student Entry Testing

Entry testing for students who live in on-campus housing or who have at least one class with an in-person component has ended for all locations except USU Blanding. 

You do not need an entry test if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days or have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. If USU Case Containment is unaware of your positive test, please upload your test results.

USU Blanding

Location

Arts and Events Center (BAEC)

Testing Dates and Times

Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for entry testing.

USHE Intensive Testing Plan

Utah System of Higher Education’s COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan, which started in January 2021 updates USHE’s previous requirement to test students every 14 days. This plan requires the following:

  • Providing testing opportunities to symptomatic individuals.
  • Entry testing at the start of the spring 2021 semester.
  • Ongoing random testing of students living on or coming to campus for in-person instruction.
  • Quarantine and intensive testing of all close contacts of cases identified through contact tracing.
  • Options for additional focused testing.

Testing for Symptoms and Exposure

USU continues to provide free testing on the Logan campus for current students and employees who have symptoms or who have had exposure to COVID-19. USU’s COVID-19 diagnostic testing is provided through a collaborative effort by the USU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, the Department of Nursing, and Student Health Services. All test results are reported to the Utah Department of Health, and the USU case containment team, which traces the contacts for those who test positive for COVID-19 to ensure appropriate quarantining. 

Students outside Logan should access community-based testing sites when they have symptoms or exposure.

Focused Testing

USU also continues to monitor wastewater for elevated levels of the virus to target testing for hotspots on campus.

Submit a COVID-19 Questionnaire

Fill out the questionnaire if you are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who tested positive, or if you have been asked to quarantine by health officials.