Rapid testing begins Monday 9/21!

Dear Allegheny community members,

This Monday (9/21), rapid testing starts at Allegheny College!

All community members will receive an email invitation over the next few weeks to schedule a rapid test through our on-line system. Testing is available by invitation only, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CVS is administering the nasal swab test, which is manufactured by Abbott. The testing location is in Edwards Hall. You will get your results within 15 minutes of the test! If you are positive, a nurse practitioner will counsel you immediately in a private area and help you make plans for isolation. We expect to test the entire Allegheny College community every 35 days.

Help keep our community safe and our college open by scheduling and showing up on time for your rapid test each time you are contacted!

We welcome your questions and suggestions at healthagency@allegheny.edu. Keep in mind that we are also providing ongoing medical care to all those in isolation and quarantine, so while we answer every e-mail personally, it may take a few days to respond.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the Allegheny community.

Dr. Gabrielle Morrow