How do I get an on-campus COVID-19 test?
COVID-19 testing is available on demand to Michigan Tech students and employees during the fall 2021 semester. Testing is located in the Datolite Room at the MUB on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. All testing will be done on a walk-in basis—just show up and ask for a test. No appointments will be needed and there will be no cost.
Will there be any cost to get tested?
There is no cost to get tested at the MUB.
Can my spouse or child get tested on campus?
MTU student and employee children who are younger than 18 can receive a test at the MUB. However, because of HIPAA restrictions, Michigan Tech cannot offer testing to student or employee spouses or children ages 18 and older.
What type of COVID-19 testing does Michigan Tech provide?
The Michigan Tech COVID-19 lab utilizes reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 tests.
Am I required to get tested for COVID-19?
All testing is voluntary. We ask members of the Husky community to join us in this effort to keep our campus healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do I need to get tested if I am in quarantine?
You do not need a test to complete quarantine. However, it may be recommended by the health department or your health care provider that you receive one. Please discuss whether to get a test with your health care provider and talk to your insurance company about the cost associated with getting a test. Please remember that even if you have a negative test result, you must remain in quarantine for a full 14 days.
I don't want to get tested on campus. Where else can I go?
If you would prefer to be tested off campus, please reach out to a local health care provider to schedule a test. You do not need to have a preexisting relationship with the health care provider in order to get tested.
You can also find your local Michigan Testing Centers online.
How and when will I receive my test results?
Your testing results will be emailed to you. They should be available approximately 24 hours after your test.
What should I do if my COVID-19 test result is positive?
If your test result is positive, the health department will be notified, and health department officials will contact you with instructions for your isolation period. Consult our Quarantine Guidelines for more information.
Do I need to report my test results through the Report a Test Form?
If you received a COVID-19 test from a health care provider or at a testing site located off campus, we ask that you report your test result through the Report a Test Form.
I need a negative COVID-19 test result to travel or attend an event. Can I use on-campus testing for this?
Test results from Michigan Tech's on-campus testing are provided only by email notification. If you need a result to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, plan ahead to determine if emailed test results will be sufficient. We recommend contacting a local health care provider for travel- or event-related testing that requires a different type of documentation.