Testing

COVID-19 Testing for EOU Students

Students taking in-person classes and/or using on-campus services will be required to take a COVID-19 test before resuming in-person classes or on-campus services for spring term. 

The following students are REQUIRED to test at the beginning of the spring term:

  • Residence hall students
  • Student-athletes
  • Students taking in-person classes and/or using on-campus services

To facilitate this level of testing all classes will be held remotely for the first week of spring term. In-person classes and services will resume as planned after test results have been evaluated.

You will be UNABLE to attend your class in-person until we receive test results.  Faculty will be notified by Friday, April 2 of students in their courses who have not yet provided us with test results.  If you are having issues with access to COVID-19 testing please contact saffairs@eou.edu.

Students who are fully or partially vaccinated for COVID 19 are still required to test.  

Student testing exceptions:

  • Students who are taking only online and/or REMOTE classes and will not be using services on campus are exempt.
  • Students who have tested positive for COVID 19 within the past three months are exempt but they must provide Student Affairs with proof of a positive test result.  Please email saffairs@eou.edu for details. 
  • Students under the age of 18 registered for in-person courses.  The Office of Student Affairs will follow up with you regarding your exception and the necessary steps that you must follow to take in-person classes and/or use on-campus services. 

How to schedule your COVID 19 test:

Residential Students 

  • Students living in the residence halls will be tested in their living quarters between Monday,  March  29 and Tuesday, March 30.
  • Residence Life Staff will arrange a time with each apartment/suite to administer the test.
  • Contact Residence Life (reslife@eou.edu) with any questions. 

Student-Athletes 

  • Contact your coach for testing information. 

All other students taking in-person classes and/or using on-campus services

Drive-thru testing process

Spring testing will be a drive-thru process.  A drive-thru test means you drive up and stay in your car to do your test.  There will be options for those without a car. Regardless if you are driving or walking up you MUST schedule an appointment. 

DATE: Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30 

TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (each day)

LOCATION:  Dorian Park on the EOU campus

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Wear a mask while waiting in your car or walking up.
  • Bring your EOU student ID card
  • Bring a blue or black ink pen for labeling your test kit.

Schedule your appointment! Click here.

Please sign up before 5 p.m. on March 19. Spots will fill up fast so sign up early!  

If none of the planned times work for you, please contact saffairs@eou.edu ASAP for alternate testing arrangements.

Reminder: If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness the day of your test, you will need to email saffairs@eou.edu and get scheduled to test at the Student Health Center. 

  • Students from the same household can be in one car so you can sign up for the same time.
  • Each student being tested must reserve their spot, even when arriving with others.
  • If you don’t have a car, you will be able to walk up to the testing site.  Signs will be posted.
  • Have your EOU Student ID card with you.   
  • Students will receive an email with detailed instructions a few days before their testing appointment.  Please make sure to check your email.   

Map of Testing Site at Dorian Park 


Next steps after testing

Once you complete your test, please make sure to continue taking extra precautions until you receive your results:

  • Wear your mask in enclosed public and common areas and in outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained. Remember face coverings and masks must cover the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not attend social gatherings outside of your current household.
  • Avoid visiting stores or other places unless absolutely necessary.

If any on-campus residential students test positive for COVID-19, they will be immediately moved to isolation rooms. If any off-campus students test positive, they will be required to isolate at their off-campus location. 

Contact Student Affairs at saffairs@eou.edu if you have questions or concerns.