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09/16/2020

Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Beloit College is partnering with Abbott Laboratories in Chicago to provide weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing for the entire 2020-21 academic year.

What you need to know

Weekly testing is expected to begin in early to mid-October and be available for the entire 2020-21 academic year.

  • All students will be tested every seven days.
  • About 20 percent of employees will be sample-tested every seven days.
  • The test is an inner nasal swab and gives results in 20 minutes or less.
  • The college will cover the cost of the testing.
  • Testing will take place daily in The Stack, the fourth floor of the The Powerhouse.
  • The college will hire additional medical staff to operate the new center.

Until the machines arrive, the College’s Health and Wellness Center will continue to test approximately 20 percent of the student population weekly.

More information

Read the full announcement letter

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