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COVID-19 Testing Options for Students

To help protect our students, faculty, staff and visitors from COVID-19, the University of Delaware has developed a robust and comprehensive program of testing, screening and contact tracing. The health and safety of our University community is paramount and it’s up to all of us to Protect the Flock.

I received a positive COVID-19 test result. What should I do?

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of location, should complete the COVID Positive Contact Form so that we can provide personalized telehealth support, daily wellness calls, and isolation clearance documentation for returning to daily life. All students should have a quarantine go-bag ready to go in case it is ever needed.

I have COVID-like symptoms. What should I do?

If you are a student in the Newark area and experiencing any COVID-like symptom (fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, loss of taste or smell), call Student Health at 302-831-2226 as soon as possible to make an appointment for testing. Rapid (20-minute result) and standard (48-72 hour result) nasal swab tests are available.

If you have a Delaware address, you can also request an at-home testing kit from the State of Delaware. If you went to the beach or attended a gathering that did not adhere to public health guidelines, you are encouraged to instead use the button below to find a community testing location. Students in the USA but outside of Delaware can find a testing location in your state here.

I don't have symptoms, but I want to get tested. What should I do?

If you are a student in the Newark area and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call Student Health at 302-831-2226 for next steps. If you have a Delaware address, you can also request an at-home testing kit from the State of Delaware. Students in the USA but outside of Delaware can find a testing location in your state here.

Students in the Newark area who do not think they’ve been exposed and have no COVID-like symptom (fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, loss of taste or smell) can sign up to participate in a Monday or Wednesday testing day on Laird Turf (North Campus) or Harrington Turf (East Campus).

I'm coming to campus. What should I do?

Any student planning to come on campus must submit COVID-19 test results to Student Health prior to arrival. Tests can be completed in any location that is convenient to you. If you are in Delaware, visit the state of Delaware’s testing portal to find a testing location. Students in the USA but outside of Delaware can find a testing location in your state here.

You will also need to complete a daily health check to show proof of clearance to enter a campus facility on the date of entry.