Rapid Testing for COVID-19

Fall Hours
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
closed on college holidays

About the Carleton Rapid Test Site

The Carleton Rapid Test Site, open seven days a week 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 but recommended to help manage wait times. 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.

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 20 minutes. You will receive an immediate notification from the Navica app when your results are available.

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 need to present your OneCard Carleton ID and a QR code found on the Navica app. Instructions for downloading this app and creating an account are included in an email sent to all employees and students from noreply@navica.com. (Search your inbox or SPAM box for this email and follow the instructions.) Can’t find the email? Staff at the testing site can resend the invite to you at check-in, but it will require a few extra minutes to set up your account at the site before you test.

Your COVID 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 you should receive a notification on your mobile phone’s Navica app within 20 minutes of your test.

What happens if I test positive?

If you test positive at the Carleton Rapid Test Site, you should self-isolate in your residence and follow the instructions sent to you in an email from the Rapid Test Site staff.