Updated: August 28, 2020 at 4:24PM

The University's plan is subject to change. Check this website often for the latest information.

Test & Testing Information

The University's testing protocol is part of a comprehensive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus. It links directly with another part of that strategy, the Daily Health Check, in which members of the campus community register their symptoms and are given instructions for obtaining a test, if necessary.

Turnaround Time

The turnaround time on PCR tests, the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and done at the University Testing Center over the first few weeks of operation, has been 1-2 days. This is expected to continue going forward. LabCorp, whose local facility is processing our tests, has assured the University that it has the capacity required to meet demand.

Some health facilities have chosen a different test and are using a different company, which may have a longer return time on tests than the University Testing Center.

Processing tests from Notre Dame is not hindering the timely processing of tests for the larger St. Joseph County community.

Availability

The University has a deep inventory of both rapid antigen and PCR test kits and has not ever run out of tests. Decisions around who and when to test are driven by our medical team. The University has not and would not deny a medically recommended test because of cost.

Testing Elsewhere

The University is working collaboratively with the St. Joseph County Health Department on contact tracing to help keep the University community safe.

We want to make it as easy as possible for students, faculty, and staff getting tested elsewhere to be able to share their test results with us. We hope the following solution makes this easier:

  • Faculty & Staff: Take a photo of your test result and email it to the Notre Dame Wellness Center at ndocchealth@premisehealth.com.
  • Students (both undergraduate and graduate): Upload a photo of your test results through your student portal in UHS.