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UT Proactive Community Testing Program for COVID-19

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Protect Texas Together by safeguarding our vulnerable community members.

Many people infected with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can spread the virus to others – a roommate, faculty member, family member, partner or friend who may be susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness. Getting tested, even when you feel healthy, helps UT monitor and respond to COVID-19 and contributes significantly to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • The test uses a self-collected saliva specimen.
  • The collection takes about five minutes (total time at testing site may take 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic at a site)
  • Participation is voluntary and results are confidential.

Testing Schedule

Date Location Time
Thursday 10/22 Longhorn Wellness Center, SSB 8:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday 10/22 Union T-House Suite (UNB 3.312) 9:00am to 5:30pm
Monday 10/26 Longhorn Wellness Center, SSB 8:30am to 6:00pm
Monday 10/26 Jester West Fireplace Lounge 9:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 10/27 Longhorn Wellness Center, SSB 8:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 10/27 Jester West Fireplace Lounge 9:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 10/28 Longhorn Wellness Center, SSB 8:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 10/28 Jester West Fireplace Lounge 9:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday 10/29 Longhorn Wellness Center, SSB 8:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday 10/29 Jester West Fireplace Lounge 9:00am to 5:30pm

To qualify for PCT

To qualify for testing, one must be a UT student or employee and have not:

  • experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • been tested for COVID-19 in the past 7 days;
  • had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days;
  • been diagnosed with a probable COVID-19 infection that was not confirmed with a lab test in the past 6 weeks; and,
  • been in close contact with someone who tested (or was presumed to be) positive for COVID-19 within 14 days.

On the day of the test

  • Use your Protect Texas Together app to complete your daily symptom survey and claim your Campus Pass. Then click on the PCT button in the app to give consent.
  • DO NOT eat, drink, use mouthwash or tobacco, brush your teeth or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving a saliva specimen.
  • Be well-hydrated before the 30-minute cut-off period prior to your test time.
  • Wear a mask, except when giving the saliva sample.
  • Parking garage validation is available at our Longhorn Wellness Center-SSB location.


  • We will notify you by phone for positive and inconclusive results, and send a secure message for all invalid and negative results.
  • ALL results will be available for you to independently access on the MyUHS patient portal about 1-3 days after your appointment; log in, click on Medical Records, then select the Labs tab.
  • Results will not be released to your department/faculty/employer.
  • If positive, your results may be shared with appropriate entities, including Austin Public Health or HealthPoint/Occupational Health Program, for contact tracing purposes.

For questions about PCT not answered above, please email pct@austin.utexas.edu.

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