UNK extends free COVID-19 testing for students through Dec. 15

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is continuing to offer students free COVID-19 testing for the remainder of the fall semester.

Testing will occur each Tuesday, beginning today (Dec. 1) and continuing through Dec. 15. Students can schedule a COVID-19 test by emailing covidtesting@unk.edu.

Those who wish to be tested will be sent an online registration form before their appointment. Each person will receive a QR code from TestNebraska they need to bring to the testing site. The QR code can be printed or presented on an electronic device.

Tests will be administered by medical professionals in the UNK Field House on the north end of Foster Field.

Test results, expected within 72 hours, will be sent to Two Rivers Public Health Department and shared with UNK’s Public Health Center. Individuals will also be notified of their test results. If a test is positive, that person will be instructed by the Public Health Center on protective measures to avoid spreading the disease.

Those who seek a test because they have symptoms or think they have been exposed should fist contact the Public Health Center at 308-865-8279 or unkhealth@unk.edu to inquire about testing options.