The university is offering free COVID-19 tests for App State students, faculty and staff at “pop-up” testing events.
All events below are from 12 - 5 p.m in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Saturday, Oct. 31
Monday, Nov. 2
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Saturday, Nov. 7
Monday, Nov. 9
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Saturday, Nov. 14
Monday, Nov. 16
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Saturday, Nov. 21
Both walk-up and drive-up testing will be available. No appointments required; however, you will be asked for your Banner ID and to show your AppCard.
Both walk-up and drive-up testing will be available. If you drive-up, you will remain in your vehicle and a technician will conduct your test there.
App State students who are concerned about symptoms they might be experiencing can contact Student Health Service at 828-262-3100; faculty and staff can contact AppHealthCare at 828-795-1970.
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.
If you are a student, contact Student Health Service for an appointment. Tests are conducted weekdays. Clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Faculty, staff and students can be tested by AppHealthCare Monday-Friday. AppHealthCare will serve anyone, regardless of ability to pay. Schedule a test with AppHealthCare by calling the AppHealthCare COVID-19 Hotline at 828-795-1970. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and many primary care providers also offer testing.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) offers two additional tools to help you determine whether you should be tested and find testing sites:
As of July 31, NCDHHS updated their guidance on Antigen Testing for providers and laboratories. The updated guidance states, “Antigen tests are designed for rapid diagnosis of active infection by detecting viral proteins on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) in nasal swabs or similar clinical specimens. This test works similarly to a rapid flu test. The results take about 15 minutes.”
As of Sep. 30, 2020 updated CDC guidance indicates entry testing combined with regular testing might prevent or reduce coronavirus transmission. App State is continuing regular surveillance testing and is exploring what measures may be feasible in this regard for the Spring 2021 semester, and will continue communications to campus as decisions are made.