Lafene Health Center will no longer offer COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals — that is, people absent of symptoms — starting Monday.
In a Wednesday release, the health center noted that if asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is required for travel, PCR testing will need to be completed. The patient will be responsible for the cost of PCR testing. Lafene continues to offer symptomatic testing free of charge to K-State students, faculty and staff. That free access continues until funds supporting the effort are exhausted.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available at the Riley County Health Department, as well as some local pharmacies, urgent care clinics and doctor’s offices. The health department and Manhattan Public Library also have free at-home test kits available.