Voluntary asymptomatic testing
Free, optional saliva-based COVID-19 testing.
Students, faculty, and staff who:
- Do NOT have any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Have NOT been selected for required mitigation testing that week.
- Have NOT tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
- Are NOT currently in quarantine as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
According to IUPUI researchers, more than 40% of people infected with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms. Know your COVID-19 status for an added layer of protection against the spread of the virus. Remember that a negative test result is just a snapshot of your health at that specific moment in time.
Now available at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast, in the same locations where mitigation testing is conducted.
How it works:
Schedule a test via the appropriate link below, arrive at the testing location, and take the saliva-based test. Testing slots open up the Friday before the week of testing (after 2 p.m. Friday for all campuses except Bloomington, and after 6 p.m. Friday for IU Bloomington). Results will arrive via email within a couple of days.
If your test is negative:
Continue on with your normal routine. Take care when travelling and wear a mask, stay as physically distanced as possible and wash your hands often.
If your test is positive:
You’ll receive detailed instructions from IU contact tracers about isolation and next steps, which includes required participation in IU Health Twistle text messages. Through Twistle, you’ll receive daily text messages from IU Health asking about your symptoms; this is how you can report any concerns or worsening symptoms, which will alert an IU Health provider to follow-up with you. You must participate in Twistle to get official confirmation from IU Health that you can end your isolation period.
Other asymptomatic testing options
There are free COVID-19 testing sites throughout Indiana that also offer asymptomatic testing by appointment. If you receive a positive test result outside of IU's testing, please report your positive result through IU’s self-report form. You’ll receive detailed instructions from IU contact tracers about isolation and next steps.