Message to Students Encouraging Pre-Break COVID-19 Testing

Building signage during Covid-19

The following message was sent to students this afternoon regarding COVID-19 testing.

NC State students,

As we near the end of the semester, we want to help ensure your winter break is as safe and healthy as possible for you, your family and friends. If you plan to travel home or to another location away from campus, we strongly encourage you to get tested for COVID-19 within the week before you leave. Student Health Services will provide free testing for all NC State students.

Students can schedule tests ahead of time:

Getting tested is quick and easy. Visit Student Health Services for more information about on-campus COVID-19 testing.

Regardless of where you spend your break, we also strongly recommend you continue doing all you can to limit your exposure to and the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask, keeping your distance from others, practicing good hand hygiene and staying home if you’re sick.

NC State’s recommendations for testing before traveling are made with guidance from local and state health officials. If you plan to travel outside of North Carolina, please check state- and country-specific travel restrictions and quarantine recommendations. With North Carolina’s case counts on the rise, some states require a quarantine period upon arrival.

We want to make sure that break is as safe and healthy as possible, not only for our students, but for their families and communities as well. Thank you for doing all you can to slow the spread of COVID-19.