About the Test & Testing Logistics
What are the hours of testing? No appointment needed
Cheney Campus: Main Street Dining area in Tawanka Hall
- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. through fall term
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. through fall term
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. in Catalyst 193/194 (except on 10/21/21)
What type of test is EWU using? EWU has purchased Abbot BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Tests. These tests are authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
What is an antigen test? Antigen testing, also referred to as rapid testing, is a type of test designed to detect the coronavirus from nasal swab specimens.
How is the specimen collected? The specimen is collected through a nasal swab. People will be asked to administer their own swab under the supervision of an EWU professional.
Where is this test taking place? Tests will be administered inside the Main Street Dining area in Tawanka Hall.
Do I need to make an appointment or fill out any paperwork in advance? You do not have to make an appointment for the testing. However, you will be required to fill out a COVID-19 Test Form. We encourage you to print out this form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the test site.
Is there a cost to getting tested? No. EWU is providing the antigen testing for free to current EWU students and employees.
How will I receive my results? If your test result comes back negative, you will receive an email from EWU informing you of the result. If the result comes back positive, EWU will call the telephone number you provided to inform you of the result and provide direction about isolation.
When will I receive my results? Results should be emailed to you within a few hours of the test.
Can my professor or supervisor ask to see a copy of my results? Yes. Professors or supervisors may ask you to provide evidence that you were tested.
How long are the results good for? A COVID test simply provides information about whether or not you have COVID on the date and time of the test. It is not a guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID after the test.
Is testing required or optional? For whom? How often?
Who is required to be tested? Any students moving into residential housing for fall term 2021 are required to be tested at the time of moving in. After that, testing is optional except for people involved in intercollegiate athletics.
Who can be tested? Optional testing is available for all current students and employees.
Am I required to get tested every week? No. EWU is only requiring students to have an antigen test at the time of moving into the residence halls. After that, testing is optional. Students are encouraged to participate in the optional testing.
I am a faculty/staff member at EWU. What do I need to know about the antigen testing?
Am I required to be tested? No at this time. However, we are awaiting additional direction from the Department of Labor about future requirements for unvaccinated employees.
May I be tested? Yes. EWU encourages employees to take advantage of this testing opportunity.
Students: please contact Counseling & Wellness Services at 509-359-4279 or email@example.com
Faculty & Staff: please contact Risk Management at firstname.lastname@example.org