Please note that the information on this page is updated as new information is available, and as CDC, state and local public health guidance changes. For the latest information, please check back regularly.
Testing will be available for students this summer at Student Health Service.
You can also visit NCDHHS’ Find My Testing Place page to find no-cost community testing events or testing sites in North Carolina.
PCR (molecular) and antigen (rapid) tests are both used to diagnose whether someone is currently infected with COVID-19. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), each test looks for something different to determine if someone is infected: a PCR test looks for the virus’s genetic material, while an antigen test looks for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. PCR tests are processed in a laboratory, which can take a few days; antigen tests are often processed at the point of care, such as in a health care provider’s office, in about 15 minutes.
Read NCDHHS’s guidance on antigen testing released Dec. 10, 2020.
Faculty, staff and students - and their family members - can be tested by AppHealthCare Monday-Friday.
Student Health Services also provides screening and testing for students.
NCDHHS offers a list of no-cost community testing events across North Carolina
Most COVID-19 testing requires pre-screening and an appointment. Please do not show up at a health care provider location without calling in advance. This will help your provider prepare should you need to be tested and lessen the potential exposure to others.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) offers additional tools to help you determine whether you should be tested and find testing sites: