Rapid Testing for COVID-19
Winter Term Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
About the Carleton Rapid Test Site
The Carleton Rapid Test Site, open daily during the term in Burton 003, is open to students, faculty and staff who have been identified as close contacts or who are experiencing mild symptoms. Appointments are not required. Masks must be worn at all times when inside the test site.
Who can get a test at the Carleton Rapid Test Site?
Testing is available to students, faculty and staff who have been identified as close contacts or who are experiencing mild symptoms.
The Carleton Rapid Test Site is not for visitors, children, parents, spouses or partners of current Carleton students, faculty or staff.
It also should not be used by anyone who needs medical care or who is experiencing more severe symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell. Students in need of medical care should contact SHAC, and faculty and staff should contact their health care provider. Difficulty breathing requires immediate attention, either by calling 911 or Security Services at (507) 222-4444.
What type of test can I get at the Carleton Rapid Test Site?
We use BinaxNow antigen tests to detect whether you are infectious at the time of the test. The tests are self-administered under staff supervision, with results available in about 15 minutes.
How should I prepare for my visit to the Carleton Rapid Test Site?
Because this is a walk-in service, you may need to wait in line before you can be tested. Before your test, you will be asked to complete a waiver sharing some demographic information that is required to be collected by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Your test will be self-administered by nasal swab. A staff member at the Carleton Rapid Test Site will instruct you on how to properly conduct your test. Upon completion, you will leave the test site and a staff member will contact you within 30 minutes to share the results of your test.
You will need your OneCard to register your test. You are also required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Carleton Rapid Test Site.
What happens if I test positive?
If you test positive at the Carleton Rapid Test Site, you will be instructed to self-isolate in your residence and await further instruction from the Case Investigation and Contact Tracing team.