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The BattalionMay 4, 2024

GALLERY: On-Campus Free COVID-19 Testing

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Photo by Photo by Meredith Seaver

Students, faculty and staff have access to the free COVID-19 testing provided by the Texas A&M University System through Curative Inc.

The Texas A&M University System has provided free oral COVID-19 testing through Curative Inc. for students, staff and faculty. Here is a look inside the process.
Photos by Meredith Seaver

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  • To schedule an appointment go to tx.ag/COVIDtest.

  • The line to wait for testing is located off of Military Walk.

  • Individuals can arrive at any point during their designated time appointment.

  • The testing tent located in Lot 27 is a negative pressure tent. This means that fresh air is constantly circulated throughout the tent.

  • When escorted inside, individuals will be asked if they had any symptoms. Texas A&M ID will need to be presented and individuals should not eat, drink or smoke 20 minutes beforehand. After checking in they are handed a testing packet.

  • Individuals sanitize hands and are instructed to open the contents of the testing packet. The portions utilized in the process are the swab and vial.

  • A technician instructs the group how to swab different portions of the mouth for a total of around 30 seconds. 

  • After the swabbing process is completed individuals place the swab in the vial for testing.

  • Individuals will seal their test results in their respective bags and deposit them on their way out of the tent.

  • Once test results are deposited individuals are asked to sanitize their hands one last time before exiting the tent.

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