COVID Testing Resources for UNT Community

To enhance our ability to give UNT students the in-person experiences they are craving, UNT has added a COVID-19 testing component to all student organization and department in-person events and meetings. Beginning Wednesday, March 3, students attending events or meetings in person, regardless of size, must have a negative COVID-19 test result within seven days of the event or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Those experiencing symptoms or with known exposure should quarantine until cleared by the UNT Contact Tracing Team. Testing will not be required at Commencement ceremonies and one-on-one meetings students have with faculty and staff. Read President Smatresk’s message to students.

We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to get a COVID-19 test before returning to campus or as soon as possible after returning. Faculty, staff and student employees should strongly consider getting tested twice a month.

Where do students go for testing?

Students without symptoms and with no known exposure

Students with symptoms or known exposure

  • Students with symptoms in Denton: Schedule an appointment at the Student Health and Wellness Center for a medical examination. Bring your cell phone to complete the online check-in process.
  • Students with symptoms outside of Denton: Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or local primary care/urgent care clinic for a medical examination.
  • Exposure without symptoms: Use UNT community testing options.
    • Option 1: On-campus testing sites administered by Curative, Inc. You must schedule an appointment in advance.

Students with symptoms or known exposure should report their symptoms or exposure to the UNT COVID hotline at (844) 366-5892 or COVID@unt.edu. Any UNT community member experiencing symptoms or with known exposure should quarantine until cleared to return to campus by the UNT Contact Tracing Team. Students living in on-campus housing will be provided guidance on how to relocate to a quarantine room.

Where do faculty and staff go for testing?

Faculty and staff without symptoms and with no known exposure

  • Option 1: The on-campus testing sites administered by Curative, Inc. You must schedule an appointment in advance.

Faculty and staff with symptoms or known exposure

  • Experiencing Symptoms: Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or local primary care/urgent care clinic for medical examination.
  • Exposure but no symptoms: Use UNT community testing options.
    • Option 1: On-campus testing sites administered by Curative, Inc. You must schedule an appointment in advance.

Faculty and staff with symptoms or known exposure should report their symptoms or exposure to their supervisor and the COVID hotline at (844) 366-5892 or COVID@unt.edu. Any UNT community member experiencing symptoms or with known exposure should quarantine until cleared to return to campus by the UNT Contact Tracing Team.

Faculty, staff or students testing through the UNT contact tracing process

The UNT Contact Tracing Team will communicate with faculty, staff, and students identified as close contacts through the UNT contact tracing process. Contact Tracing Team members will explain how to test through the UNT Contact Tracing program to those identified individuals.

Where can community members (including family of students or employees) go for testing?

Individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should schedule an appointment with their primary care provider or local primary care/urgent care clinic for assessment and treatment.

Where do I go for testing?

Student Health and Wellness Center asymptomatic testing clinics (students ONLY)

Times and Location

Details

  • Limited to 100 tests each day.
  • Bring your phone to complete the online consent form.
  • No cost for testing.
  • Negative test results will be available on the Health Center's patient portal by 10 a.m. the following business day. Students with a positive result will be contacted by phone.

Student Health and Wellness Center medical appointment (students only)

Times and Location

  • Open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Second floor of Chestnut Hall: 1800 Chestnut St, Denton, TX 76201.
  • Parking available in the patient parking lot.

Details

  • Call (940) 565-2333 or schedule online at the patient portal.
  • Bring your cell phone to complete the online check-in process.
  • Cost will depend on insurance coverage and benefits. Ask to speak with Billing staff if you have questions about cost.
  • Rapid test results will be available before you leave. Confirmation testing results will usually be available after 1 business day.

Curative (UNT faculty, staff and students ONLY)

Times and Location

  • University Union 381
    • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, except holidays

Details

  • Use site-specific link to schedule an appointment.
  • Bring your phone to show the QR code sent to you.
  • There is not an out-of-pocket cost.
  • Results are automatically shared with UNT Contact Tracing Team.
  • Test results should be available in 24-48 hours. Test results will be emailed and/or texted (determined when you made your appointment).

How do I prepare for a test?

Taking the following steps to prepare can help create a safe and quick testing experience:

  • Bring your phone to all testing sites.
    • For Curative appointments, make sure to have your QR code ready to scan for check-in.
    • For Student Health and Wellness Center appointments and asymptomatic clinics, you will complete forms on your phone when you arrive.
  • Wear your mask and practice social distancing going to, while at the testing location, and when leaving. Staff will direct you to remove your mask to collect your specimen.
  • Wash your hands before and after testing. When available, use hand sanitizer at testing locations.

If you have a positive test result, you will receive a call on the phone number provided when scheduling your appointment or checking in at the asymptomatic clinics. Please answer calls on that number until you receive your results to ensure easy communication of the next steps for positive results.

What type of test will I be having?

The type of COVID test you may have is dependent on the testing location.

Test site Type of test and specimen collected
Curative Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test using a self-collected nasal swab.
Student Health and Wellness Center asymptomatic clinics Rapid antigen test using a nasal swab.
Student Health and Wellness Center medical appointment Rapid antigen test using a nasal swab. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmation testing may be required.

What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines?

UNT has become an approved administrator of COVID-19 vaccines with the state. We do not yet know when or how many vaccines we might get for our campus, so please work with your physician or vaccine provider in your area to obtain the vaccine when it becomes available for your eligible phase. We are currently awaiting guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services on how they will prioritize higher education employees and students in the vaccine distribution. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to monitor the Denton County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine website for the latest information and availability.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions about testing, vaccinations, or other COVID-19 related issues, please contact the UNT COVID hotline at 844-366-5892 or COVID@unt.edu.