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COVID-19 Testing

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced on Jan. 4, 2023 that they are closing all of the remaining COVID-19 community testing sites. The drive-thru testing site that was located on UNC's campus closed on Jan. 15.

Rapid at-home tests available on campus

Thanks to a partnership with CDPHE, UNC continues to offer free COVID-19 Rapid At-Home test kits for faculty, staff and students. Supplies of test kits are limited. Each kit contains two tests each and individuals can pick up one test kit per visit at the following locations on campus: 

Dean's Offices

  • Kepner Hall 
  • Gunter Hall 
  • McKee Hall 
  • Guggenheim Hall
  • Candelaria Hall

Residence Hall Desks

  • Harrison Hall (Basin Neighborhood)
  • South Hall (Ridge Neighborhood)
  • Weibking Hall (Mesa Neighborhood)
  • Arlington Park Apartments

Other Locations

  • Michener Library 
  • Skinner Music Library 
  • University Center information desk 
  • Holmes Dining Hall
  • Recreation Center
  • Bear Pantry, room 2205
  • Parson's Hall
  • Carter Hall, outside of room 4007D

Testing and Treatment at the Student Health Center

UNC’s Student Health Center is classified as a Test to Treat facility, meaning patients can be tested, get a prescription for treatment (if they meet certain eligibility requirements) and have their prescription filled in one place. 

The SHC will offer Paxlovid antiviral therapy through this program. Individuals who wish to take advantage of this service will need to call the SHC before arriving at 970-351-2412. Be sure to bring your insurance card to your appointment.

*Please note, because it is a medical facility, masks are still required at the Student Health Center.  

COVID-19 Testing locations in Weld County

The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a list of testing locations throughout the county.

Individuals can also contact their regular healthcare provider for testing.

When to Test

Testing at the wrong time and not following updated FDA guidance can lead to inaccurate test results.

  • If you have symptoms, test immediately.
  • If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 but don't have symptoms, wait at least five full days after your last exposure. to test.
  • Updated FDA guidance  recommends that you obtain two negative antigen tests 48 hours apart to rule out COVID, even if you don't have symptoms.

Read more about testing from the CDC.