Hamre Center Test Protocols and Response

Testing is an important part of a comprehensive, layered public health plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, along with measures like physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and good health habits. Macalester College has established a comprehensive plan that supports students as they return to campus this fall. Details can be found at macalester.edu/covid-19. The plan includes specific information about isolation and quarantine.

Note – the testing described below does not include the asymptomatic screening testing that is required by the College.

Testing for Students – Hamre Center

Getting your test results

You will receive your test results within about 3-5 days. It is possible that results could take longer if there is a back-up in the community testing “pipeline”. If you have not received any notification after 5 days, please contact the Hamre Center.

Contact Tracing

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19–and those who they were in close contact with–will be asked to participate in contact tracing.