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Testing

Wooster strongly encourages all students to submit negative COVID-19 test results within 24 hours of arriving on campus for the Fall 2022 semester via the Self-Report Form. If you test positive for COVID-19 please stay home and contact wooster-covid-19@wooster.edu to discuss your late arrival.  

We are requiring that all students test upon arrival prior to entering student housing. All testing will occur in Longbrake Student Wellness Center, unless otherwise noted. Positive students will be subject to our isolation and quarantine protocols, which are up to date on the Campus Guide. 

Athletes, RAs, and others who arrive to campus before the mask mandate goes into effect on August 17, will be required to test regularly. Coaches and staff leaders will be notified of that testing schedule and have the option of having groups test at Longbrake Wellness Center or be provided test kits and instructions in the coming days. 

The College of Wooster will provide Rapid Antigen Test to all students, staff, and faculty. All individuals are welcome to test on-demand, free of charge.

  • Self-administered tests can be picked up at the following locations:
    • Lowry Center Information Desk
    • Ruth Williams Hall Storeroom
    • Andrews Library Circulation Desk
    • The Longbrake Student Wellness Center, Doors A and D
  • Students, staff, and faculty are responsible for self-reporting all test results via the Self-Report Form within 3 hours of testing.
  • Individuals who test positive must follow all isolation and testing procedures as directed by the College.

All Covid related questions can be directed to wooster-covid-19@wooster.edu.

Other Free Testing Options in the Community

Free rapid (15 minute) antigen testing – Wayne County Public Library
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Free testing at Rite Aid Pharmacy , 1955 Cleveland Road (appointment required)
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CVS, 2284 Back Orrville Road (appointment required)
Rapid antigen testing (15 minutes)

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Wooster Urgent Care (appointment required)
Same-day PCR testing before 12:30 pm, or overnight if you test after noon

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Wooster Community Hospital NowClinic
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The Abbott Binax Now Rapid (15-minute) Antigen tests can be performed at home.  They are available at Walmart, CVS and other pharmacies, and can be ordered from Amazon, here.  The cost is currently $19.88 for two tests on Amazon.