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Texas A&M Providing Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Starting Jan. 13

Texas A&M University is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits to all students, staff, and faculty starting Thursday, January 13. These easy-to-use tests will help identify positive COVID-19 infections while keeping them personally educated.

In addition to the at-home tests now available, the Aggie community can continue testing with the most sensitive COVID-19 PCR tests at one of the many treatment kiosks on campus.

For home tests, we require students, faculty, and staff to select no more than two boxes (two tests in each box) per week.

Steps for choosing your tests:

  • Visit the application site, select College Station, then use your NetID to log in and fill out the form.
  • After filling out the form, press Submit. A “receipt” will appear on the screen with a custom order number. It will also be emailed to your Texas A&M account. You will need to show this number when choosing a test set. Don’t lose it.

To read about the test – the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card – see this explanation from Student Health Services. Here is a video on how to take the test.

Where to pick up:

Free self-test kits will be delivered at four locations starting Thursday:

  • Kyle Field: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    Outside the Northeast Gate of the Activation Tower
  • Al-Zakri Engineering Education Complex: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm
    Virginia Brown Atrium (South Entrance Entry) on the first floor
  • Winner Building: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
    outside room 113
  • AP Beutel Student Health Center: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Follow the signs

Test Tips:

Testing is one of the many risk reduction measures — along with vaccination, masking and physical distancing — that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for self-testing.
  • If the test result is positive, your healthcare provider should be isolated and notified, as well as any close contacts.
  • Before joining indoor gatherings with people not in your home, consider using a self-exam.

On-campus testing and vaccine information:

For more updates at Texas A&M, check out our guidelines page or email the COVID-19 Operations Center at covidtest@tamu.edu.

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