UI to offer at home COVID tests for symptomatic students as they return for spring semester 1

UI to offer at home COVID tests for symptomatic students as they return for spring semester

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Hunter
01/15/22

The University of Iowa has announced they will have at-home COVID tests for symptomatic students as they return for the spring semester.

Iowa.Media reports that a campus-wide email sent Friday announced that test kits will be available at the Iowa Memorial Union, UI Student Health locations, and at each residence hall front desk. The email, sent by Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Angie Reams, added that individuals can also get PCR test for free, with pickup or mail delivery through Test Iowa.

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Students will be expected to self-report a positive test, if they’ve been informed they have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, or have COVID-19 symptoms. The university will inform professors that those who self-report will be absent or not able to attend in-person classes.

Thousands of students are returning to campus for the spring semester, which starts next week.