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Information for Students and Families

What You Need to Know

Walk-In Testing Through SHAW Is Available for Students

SHAW offers walk-in COVID-19 antigen testing without an appointment from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday–Friday for students with mild symptoms. There are many factors to consider when determining when a COVID test through SHAW may be warranted so please refer to these guidelines before deciding to test:

  • Students experiencing minor symptoms — such as a runny nose, mild sore throat for longer than a day, and slight cough — can use the SHAW Walk-In COVID Testing Clinic.
  • Students experiencing more significant symptoms — such as fever greater than 100°F, a sore throat that makes it hard to swallow, heavy cough, or loss of taste, or smell — should schedule an appointment with a SHAW nurse immediately. These symptoms may require additional tests and support that the walk-in clinic does not provide.
  • Students with confirmed exposure to a positive case — 15 minutes or more cumulatively in 24 hours at less than 6 feet while unmasked — should contact SHAW for more guidance on follow-up testing.

Other testing options include:

  • TestIowa mail-in PCR tests, available for pick-up in the Rosenfield Center. 
    Courier pick up times:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and  Friday  10 a.m.
    Saturday  8 a.m. 
  • QuickView Urgent Care (bills like a doctor’s office and not like an urgent care) for rapid antigen and PCR tests.
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Latest COVID-19 Updates

Health and Wellness Update: May 16, 2022

To accommodate the increased demand for PCR testing prior to international travel at the end of the semester, the courier schedule is 8 a.m. from Wednesday, May 18, through Sunday, May 22, and 10 a.m. from Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25.

Health and Wellness Update: May 9, 2022

Cases on campus have begun to rise again and cases across Iowa and the nation are increasing as well. The protocols put in place under Modified Blue Activity Level have helped reduce exposures on campus but it is important to consider masking in off-campus settings.

Health and Wellness Update: May 2, 2022

Number of positive cases from 4/24- 5/1: 23. Total number of on-campus positive cases since Jan. 1, 2022: 285. Self-reported positive tests while away from Grinnell from Jan. 1, 2022: 81. Number of students in isolation or quarantine: 14.

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