Rapid COVID-19 testing underway on campus for UNCW community

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Green wrist bands are worn by those on campus who have been tested and are negative for COVID-19. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rapid testing for COIVD-19 is underway at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Health officials are testing faculty, staff, and students for free in the Burney Center on campus.

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Testing began Thursday and continued Friday. Once you sign in, you go to a station to self swab both nostrils. Once that is complete, you have to sit in a chair socially-distanced from others for about 45 minutes before getting your results. 

Any student living on campus or faculty/staff employed working on campus this semester must be tested and receive a negative test.

A green wrist band indicated you have been tested and are negative for COVID-19.