UCalgary rapid testing pickup

Rapid Testing update for winter 2022

 

*The University of Calgary is no longer distributing Rapid Test Kits. Please visit the Government of Alberta's Rapid Testing website for information on where to get test kits *


Video instructions for self-administered rapid testing

As of March 10, 2022, rapid testing is for all students, staff and faculty who make an appointment to pick up their free Rapid Test Kit through the Thrive Health Portal.


Rapid Testing FAQ

Updated March 9, 2022, at 11:08 a.m.

Starting March 10, 2022, the rapid testing program will be available to all students, staff and faculty who make an appointment in the Thrive App.

This program will use rapid antigen tests that can be self-administered at home. The kits include a non-invasive swab that is inserted 2 cm into the nose. 

As part of our COVIDSafe Campus efforts to keep all members of our campus community safe, all students, staff and faculty are now eligible to make an appointment to pick up their free Rapid Test Kit. All appointments must be scheduled through the Thrive Health Portal. Supplies are limited to one test kit (holding six tests) per person. 

There is no cost for participating in the rapid testing program. 

All positive tests must be reported to ohn@ucalgary.ca.

Do not come to campus if you have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Rapid Testing Program is voluntary. Test kits will be distributed as supplies last. 

All students, staff and faculty are now eligible to make an appointment to pick up their free Rapid Test Kit. All appointments must be scheduled through the Thrive Health Portal. Supplies are limited to one test kit (holding six tests) per person. 

The kits use ethylene oxide for sterilization. Ethylene oxide gas has been safely used for decades to sterilize medical equipment. The sterilization process includes ensuring the gas is removed from the product and that any leftover residue is below that of the safety levels set by national and international standards

Anyone participating in rapid testing can test at their discretion.

The rapid test kits we distributed in fall 2021 have an expiry date of December 2021 listed on the devices. However, the manufacturer has confirmed a one-year extension on the expiry date (to December 2022) so they are safe for continued use.