How and where do I get tested?

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Colorado State University is committed to the health of our students, faculty, and staff. Free COVID-19 testing is available in Larimer County. COVID-19 tests are also offered at other locations, such as pharmacies. If you choose to get tested at one of these off-campus locations, please alert the test provider that you are a CSU employee or student when you get a test. If your test results are positive, please alert CSU Public Health immediately by calling 9790-491-4600 or reporting through the Notification System. 

The current recommendation from local and state public health is that all people with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested.

If you want a COVID-19 test

Students, faculty and staff who are not contacted by a CSU public health professional, contact:

  • Larimer County Community COVID-19 Testing sites and information. Larimer County Public Health provides no-cost, drive-thru testing on Tuesdays and Fridays for individuals who are 18+. Registration and screening are required.
  • Health Network (students with symptoms only)
  • Primary care provider or pharmacy
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should 
  1. Complete the Symptom Reporter immediately.
    A public health official will determine if you need a test and provide instructions. You may also report a potential exposure through CSU Public Health Notification system.
  2. Call your provider if you believe you need medical attention because of the severity of your symptoms.

If you are contacted by a CSU public health professional

Students, faculty and staff who are required to be tested for COVID-19 will receive an email about their potential exposure and risk, as well as specific directions for where and when to get  nasal swab test on Main Campus.

CSU is monitoring waste water and data from the Symptom Reporter and Public Health Notification to reach out to students, faculty and staff for testing based on a number of criteria.

Saliva screening and nasal swab tests are offered to students, faculty and staff at the direction of the Pandemic Preparedness Team as part of a public health strategy to test those who may have been exposed to someone known to the university to have COVID-19.

More information about the university’s testing strategy  and two step process is available, as well as information about university mandated tests is available in the COVID-19 policy.