Ball State announces rapid-result COVID-19 tests for campus

In a campus-wide email sent around 1 p.m. Thursday, Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle announced expanded coronavirus testing for students.

Beginning Feb. 9, students and staff can get rapid-result antigen tests at Worthen Arena three days a week, the email said. Students and employees must be asymptomatic to get antigen tests and will receive results within 30 minutes.

Appointments are not required, but people interested in tests should bring a photo ID and download blue NAVICA app on their smartphone before arriving.

Royer Engle said the voluntary antigen tests are part of the university's surveillance testing efforts for the spring 2021 semester. She said the university may require COVID-19 testing for students and employees at certain points during the semester, for which the university will contact specific individuals and provide testing instructions.

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