Kansas State University will begin offering all enrolled students free asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 on a voluntary basis at on Oct. 5.
Testing will be offered by appointment only Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lafene Health Center.
Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win either a $500 scholarship, 30-minute massage at Lafene Health Center, or other prizes.
Each test will consist of a 10-second nasal swab that students must perform on themselves. Results will be delivered through the myLafene+ patient portal or via a phone call for a positive test result.
According to a release from the K-State Division of Communications and Marketing, the nasal swab is more comfortable and does not go into the nose as deeply as some other COVID-19 tests.
Students can take one asymptomatic test every two weeks and should not take one for the rest of the semester if they test positive.
Through this initiative, K-State hopes to better track the extent of positive cases in the area.
To schedule an appointment, visit the myLafene+ patient portal.