COVID-19 TestIowa Higher Education Test Site to Launch in Grinnell Oct. 8

October 02, 2020

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, Grinnell will be a TestIowa Higher Education site through the state of Iowa and in partnership with UnityPoint and Poweshiek County Public Health. The test site will be located at the Grinnell Public Health building and is available to Grinnell College faculty, staff, students, and members of their direct households.

Grinnell College TestIowa Higher Education Testing Site Information


UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Public Health
306 Fourth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Testing Dates and Times:

  • Every Monday and Thursday from 3–4 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.
  • Test days and hours may be added based on demand and will be posted on our website and within the weekly Campus Memo.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Complete the online TestIowa assessment to receive a unique test QR code. At the end of the assessment, select Grinnell College from the list of schools.
  • Then call 641-236-2385 to schedule a test appointment.


Testing is Free

Test Results:

Test results typically come back in 24 to 36 hours and individuals will be contacted by TestIowa via text and/or email indicating that results are ready to be viewed. Patients can access their results through a link provided in the TestIowa message. All results will be reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health and the public health official in each patient’s county of residence. The TestIowa clinic and results are separate from our on-campus testing program, and those numbers will not be reported in the Weekly Testing Clinic Update unless an individual chooses to self-report their positive test result.

Please note: Anyone who is currently enrolled in the Grinnell College testing program should remain in that program and continue to test on campus. If you have questions about the College’s testing program or the new TestIowa Higher Education site in Grinnell, please contact Director of Emergency Management and Risk Mitigation and Data Privacy Officer Heather Cox.

In addition to social distancing, widespread testing is a proven, effective way to detect cases early and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are grateful for all those who have worked tirelessly to advocate for a Test Iowa Higher Education site here in Grinnell to ensure that we continue to address our number one priority of keeping our students, faculty, staff, and community as protected and healthy as possible.

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