EKU offering free COVID-19 testing for students

Eastern Kentucky University students will now have the opportunity to get tested for COVID-19 on campus according to an email sent by the EKU COVID-19 Task Force on Jan. 13.

EKU has partnered with Wild Health to offer free COVID-19 testing for students at the Richmond campus. 

According to Bryan Makinen, director of public safety and chair of the COVID-19 task force, testing will take place at the old Fitness and Wellness Center located at 902 Paul Van Hoose Drive.

Students will have the option of using the drive through location that will be in the employee parking lot on the east side of the building or indoor testing. Parking for the indoor testing will be in the Van Hoose commuter parking lot directly in front of the Fitness and Wellness Center.

The times for testing are as follows:

  • January 14th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • January 15th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • January 16th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • January 17th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • January 18th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • January 19th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Appointments may be made by visiting the following link: http://wildhealthtesting.com/EKU

Results will be sent by email to each student after their test has been processed.

Makinen said that it is not mandatory to get tested but it is highly encouraged that residential students, students enrolled for in-person courses, and all students participating in on-campus activities or student employment be tested for COVID-19 prior to or upon returning to campus.

“These pre-semester screenings are intended for those who are well and seek the confidence of ‘peace of mind’ testing,” Makinen said.

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