COVID-19 Testing on Campus

By Christian Chrietzberg

William Peace University has instituted COVID-19 testing to see if students have been infected by the virus so that the university can take immediate action in counteracting the virus.

This precaution included the school sending out emails to the entire student body announcing that every Friday a handful of students would be randomly selected and receive an email on how they should sign up for appointments. Students then would choose what times for their appointment. The only times that the COVID tests will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and choose that specific time.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This was a simple process to do; in general, it should only take about minutes for the student to sign up and to attend the appointment.

Kyle Rooze is a student at WPU who majors in Simulation and Game Design and was selected multiple times to make an appointment for this process. 

 “That it would be his third time making an appointment in order to test for COVID-19. They stick a swab up your nose and they tell you if you test positive or not,” said Rooze. 

In other words, it is just like any other COVID test that doctors do but brought to the campus for the students. No payments are required for this free test,

Not only does the student get a free COVID test, but if they do participate in the appointment the student’s name will be put in a selected draw to win a $50 dollar gift card. A student will be randomly selected every three weeks, and another draw for an additional larger prize.