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Campus Operating Status
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COVID-19 Testing Center

Testing is located in the Nursing Annex Building on West College Street. (#10 on MC’s campus map - mc.edu/map)

January 19-22

Clinic hours are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Faculty and staff can self-schedule during these times. 

January 25-29

Clinic hours are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Faculty and staff can self-schedule during these times.

Random Testing Program

As part of MC’s continued commitment to monitor the ongoing health of the campus community, the university is conducting random weekly COVID-19 testing throughout the semester for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff in the Random Testing Program. 

Students and employees will be selected randomly and contacted by email to reserve a time for testing. Please look for the subject line in the email: Random Testing Program – You are Selected to Test. 

The Sofia 2 SARS FIA is performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection.

Testing can be self-administered and should take about 5 minutes to complete. 

Testing will involve inserting a cotton swab into each nasal passage and rotating it against the inner nasal lining in a circle three times. The swab does not need to be inserted far – just enough so the cotton tip is no longer visible.

The swab is then placed into a collection tube with a bar code, which will be placed in a bag and then deposited into a cooler at the collection site.

It is an accurate point-of-care antigen test with same-day results. 

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