Covid-19 Updates

The latest from UNC Greensboro

September 21, 2020

UNCG faculty and staff are invited to participate in a voluntary COVID-19 Testing Clinic on Thursday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00p.m. at the UC Maple room.

Please click here to register. Please know space is limited to approximately 350 appointments; more testing opportunities will be scheduled in the future. 

The clinic is for individuals who:

  1. do not have COVID-19 symptoms (are asymptomatic); and 
  2. have not been in close contact recently with someone who has tested positive. 

If you have symptoms, please stay home and contact your health care provider to determine if you need to be tested.

Some important details:

  • Participation is completely voluntary.
  • The testing is conducted by an outside vendor, StarMed. 
  • A sample will be collected from the nose (nasal swab, not the deeper nasopharyngeal swab) and tested to see if the virus is present (i.e. if you have COVID-19).
  • You will receive your results directly from StarMed.
  • You will be given the opportunity to sign a waiver that allows StarMed to report their results directly to the UNCG Case Management Team.
  • By law, StarMed must report all results to the public health department. Public Health, in turn, will inform us if an employee tests positive. 
  • Information about what to do if you test positive will be provided onsite.  Additional information is also available on our UNCG COVID-19 website.  General information about COVID-19 testing is also available here.
  • A sample will be collected from the nose (nasal swab, not the deeper nasopharyngeal swab) and tested to see if the virus is present (i.e. if you have COVID-19).
  • You will receive your results directly from StarMed.
  • StarMed will file with employees’ insurance for reimbursement.  Regardless of whether insurance pays or not, there are no out of pocket expenses for employees. 

Thank You.