COVID-19 testing encouraged ahead of Thanksgiving travel

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COVID-19 testing encouraged ahead of Thanksgiving travel

Bria Foley, a senior pre-med major, hands a package that contains a vial, straw and alcohol wipe to a walk-up test to a walk-up testee at the East Stadium COVID-19 saliva test station on Jan. 19.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is urging all Huskers — regardless of vaccination status — to complete a COVID-19 test before traveling during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24-28.

A pre-travel test can help limit spread in instances where students, faculty and staff may be infected but are not showing symptoms of the virus. They also can offer peace of mind for individuals traveling to spend time with friends, family and loved ones.

The university continues to offer free, saliva-based testing to all students, faculty and staff. Tests can be scheduled through the Safer Community app or the university’s online portal. Appointments can be made up to a maximum of six days in advance.

Testing results are usually reported within 24 hours. The university’s random mitigation testing will not be conducted during Thanksgiving week. Hours on Nov. 24 have been adjusted to allow same-day results.

Hours and locations for the saliva-based testing on campus from Nov. 19-24 are:

Nov. 19 - 8 to 11 a.m., Nebraska Union and Nebraska East Union

Nov. 20 - All sites closed.

Nov. 21 - 2 to 5 p.m., East Stadium Loop

Nov. 22-23 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nebraska Union and Nebraska East Union

Nov. 24 - 6 to 11 a.m., East Stadium Loop - 8 to 11 a.m., Nebraska Union and Nebraska East Union

The university’s on-campus testing for COVID-19 returns to its regular schedule on Nov. 28. Learn more about the university’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

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