COVID-19 Testing

Many COVID-19 testing options are available both on campus and in the Lawrence community.

Testing Options

Members of the KU community can request symptomatic or asymptomatic testing at Watkins Health Services during regular operating hours.

To reduce risk of transmission, individuals with symptoms should make an appointment for a test by calling the Watkins Health Services Nurse Helpline at 785-864-9583.

We are proud of our community’s efforts to help us prioritize safety during the pandemic, and our testing efforts are an important part of that work.
If you have questions about this process, please email protect@ku.edu.

Visit the GoGetTested website for additional testing options in Kansas.

Guidance for receiving a test

Check the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also provides guidance for domestic and international travel for those who have completed vaccination.

You should not receive a test if you have previously tested positive for COVID-19 during the past 90 days.

The saliva-based PCR tests are intended for people who not displaying current COVID-19 symptoms. If you are currently experiencing symptoms, contact your health provider or Watkins Health Services for information on how symptomatic testing options.

If you are experiencing symptoms or are a close contact to someone who has tested positive, please call your health provider or Watkins Health Services for guidance.

Testing Results

Click the "KU Results Data" button below to see testing results. Click the "protect@ku.edu" button if you have questions about testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions related to the testing process, please first review the frequently asked questions below. Additional questions may be directed to protect@ku.edu.