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Campus COVID-19 Testing


Updated:

Edibility Requirement: Current Texas A&M University-Kingsville students, faculty, and staff as well as the Texas A&M University Irma Rangel College of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff who are symptomatic or identified as a close contact with a COVID-19 positive case will be able to receive free COVID-19 testing on campus as resources allow.

Important Take-Away

  • Must register in advance with a university email address to receive results.
  • Be on time for testing appointment or test session is automatically cancelled.
  • Must bring email testing Confirmation Document.
  • Must know UIN (faculty, staff, College of Pharmacy) or K number (students)
  • Wear a face surgical mask during testing procedure. A surgical mask will be provided if needed.
  • No guests allowed at the test site. · Per CDC, one must Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine before and after COVID-19 test.

Below is further details of the registration process.

Registration – COVID-19 Testing

Eligible individuals will pre-register online for the university’s campus COVID-19 testing and be required to complete the following tasks:

Testing Day:

  • Individuals must arrive on-time for their designated testing window.
  • Late arrival to one’s test window will automatically require the individual to register again for another available testing date and time.
  • Must wear a face surgical mask during testing procedure. A surgical mask will be provided if needed.
  • No visitors will be allowed to accompany individuals to the testing site.

On-site registration is not permitted but individuals will be referred to the university’s online pre-registration site.

What to do after a viral test

  • Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine before and after COVID-19 test.
  • If you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
  • In addition:
    • Immediately self-isolate (go home or stay home)
    • Report to your immediate supervisor (as is appropriate) or the Dean of Students Office 361-593-3606 if you are a student.
    • Self-report by completing the reporting form through the COVID-19 reporting portal
  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. This means you could still spread the virus. If you develop symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

For more information, please contact Jo Elda Castillo-Alaniz at 361-593-2382