Lincoln University expands COVID-19 testing, MU requires testing

As Lincoln University prepares to welcome students back to campus, the University is expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities.  Faculty and staff can now be tested for COVID-19 at the campus health center.  Director of Communications and Marketing, Misty Nunn, says LU received about 3,000 rapid tests in November for students, who can still get tested on campus if they’re feeling sick.

“It is important with this rapid test that people understand that they need to be symptomatic.  It does not register well for asymptomatic people.  So if they are symptomatic then the health center will advise them if they need to come over and take a test.” 

Employees who wish to get a test will need to visit their primary care doctor first, who can then send a fax to the health center allowing them to get tested on campus.

Nunn says testing is not required for returning students, though student athletes are required to be tested by the NCAA. 

Lincoln University classes start January 19.

Students returning to the University of Missouri who live on campus will be required to be tested for the virus, and testing is strongly recommended for those living off campus.  Early testing at the Hearnes Center is underway and available through Friday.