Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions about campus COVID-19 Testing.
Test Iowa self-administered saliva PCR test kits are available at the Student Services Center in the Olmsted Center. Students, faculty, and staff can pick up a test kit at no cost, and no reason is needed to receive a test kit.
Students with COVID-19 like symptoms are asked to complete this form.
Faculty and staff who receive a positive test result should email email@example.com.
Completed test kits should be returned to the Student Services Center. Important: Student Services will only accept returned test kits between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Public Safety will collect returned test kits every weekday at 2:30 p.m. and deliver the samples to Polk County Health Department for testing. Results will be available through Test Iowa after the test kit is received.
Students who test positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or not, should immediately complete this form.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19, whether vaccinated or not, should immediately complete this form.
Drake will communicate information on a weekly basis this website every week under the heading Operational Updates.
Drake will not be conducting routine surveillance testing at this time.
The following test locations are available to those who decide to obtain a test for COVID-19 off-campus:
Students moving into a residence hall on-campus do not have testing requirements prior to move-in.
No. The residence hall and campus properties designated for this purpose will only be made available to on-campus residential students who need to isolate.
Due to restrictions imposed by HIPPA, if a student is 18 or older, only the student will be notified and it is up to the student to determine if their parent(s) are notified.
Students should isolate in place while awaiting test results.