COVID-19 Testing Programs

COVID-19 Testing Programs

Updated May 16, 2022

TESTING LOCATIONS AND HOURS

The Public Health Promotion Center will continue to offer UNOBSERVED TESTING FOR THE UMASS COMMUNITY ONLY until June 30, 2022

Kits for unobserved testing, antigen tests and KN95 masks can be picked up at the Public Health Promotion Center located at the first floor entrance to Draper Hall.
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

If you need assistance accessing Draper Hall during testing hours please contact EH&S at 413-545-2682.

COVID-19 Testing

Following the state’s decision to downsize its Stop the Spread testing program and conclude funding for the campus’ community testing site, the last day of testing for non-UMass community members was Thursday, March 31. The UMass Amherst testing center, based in Draper Hall, will continue to serve students, faculty and staff and members of their households, as well as university-sponsored visitors.

Since the UMass Amherst Stop the Spread location opened in December 2021, more than 95,000 tests were performed for community members. We want to thank all the student employees, staff, supporters and community members who participated in the Stop the Spread program and the Baker-Polito administration for funding this vital service.

Kits for Unobserved Testing, Antigen Tests and KN95 Masks can picked up at Draper Hall 1st floor main entrance.

UMass students with COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a rapid test at UHS by submitting the Minute Nurse Triage Form on the UMass Patient Portal under “Forms.” If unable to access the portal, students should call 413-577-5229.

Completed test kits can be returned to these drop boxes which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice:

  • Outside Mullins Center, near the ATM
  • University Health Services, at rear of building
  • Campus Center, main floor, near the top of the escalators

Results from tests done dropped off in a kiosk on Monday through Thursday and Friday before Noon are ready within 24-48 hours. Results from tests dropped off on Friday after Noon, Saturday through Sunday are ready the following Monday evening or Tuesday.

Do not show up at the PHPC if you have symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please visit University Health Services where daily asymptomatic testing is available or contact your physician for testing.

How to Get Your Test Results

Results from tests done dropped off in a kiosk on Monday through Thursday and Friday before Noon are ready within 24-48 hours. Results from tests dropped off on Friday after Noon, Saturday through Sunday are ready the following Monday evening or Tuesday. 

If you test NEGATIVE, you will be notified via email from umalab@umass.edu. You will need to register and login to a secure portal to access your results.

If you are a UMass Student or Faculty/Staff and test POSITIVE, you will receive an email from umalab@umass.edu with your results. You can look at your lab report by clicking on the Order ID.  Order Choice showing green does not indicate a negative result. If you are positive you must isolate immediately. The UMass Public Health Team reviews all positive results and then will send out information to your email address. These are emails are sent out throughout the day.

Report Your Positive Test from At-Home Antigen or Non-UMass Laboratory
Individuals should continue to report their positive tests to testing@umass.edu. A positive test may come from an outside laboratory or an at-home antigen test.

There is no charge for testing  |  Testing FAQs