COVID-19 Testing for Students Experiencing Symptoms or Exposed to the Virus

  • August 26th, 2020
front of Coleman Coliseum on a cloudy day
Coleman Coliseum

Testing for COVID-19 is provided for students at The University of Alabama experiencing virus symptoms or who might have been exposed to the virus.

Exposure means being within 6 feet of someone who might have COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes without wearing a face mask.

COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students or students exposed begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Coleman Coliseum and continues Friday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students with testing appointments at UA’s Student Health Center for Thursday and Friday should keep those appointments.

Student testing at Coleman Coliseum resumes Monday Aug. 31 and continues until further notice each weekday from 8 am – 5 pm. Schedule a student appointment at Coleman online.

Bring your health insurance card, ACT card, CWID and driver’s license. Students without health insurance will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but the goal is not to turn any students away if testing is warranted.

COVID-19 symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, unexplained headache, sore throat, nausea and diarrhea. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in chest, bluish lips or face, new confusion, or the inability to wake or stay awake.

COVID-19 testing is available at University Medical Center for UA faculty, staff and non-UA employees who work on the University’s campus.

For more information: contact the UA COVID-19 Hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.