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Testing

Pre-Arrival Requirements

  • All residential students will need to submit a negative COVID (RT-PCR) test result taken within 14 days of arrive in order to be allowed to move in.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test must be submitted to Health Services (by fax 860-465-4560 or email, healthservices@easternct.edu) prior to arrival to campus.
  • Bring a hard copy of your test results in addition to fax or emailing them
  • Test results must include name, date of birth, test date, type of test administered, and results

Students Previously Infected with COVID-19

Students who have had COVID-19 in the past can submit their positive results from a test taken within the past 90 days. Health Services has the records of students who tested positive on-campus and will not need students to resubmit those results. Students who tested positive off-campus will need to submit their positive results in PDF form by January 21, 2021, to healthservices@easternct.edu and aliceas@easternct.edu to be allowed to move in.

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COVID Testing Sites- Spring 2021


  • Generations Family Health Center, 49 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, CT
    Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Recreation Park, 79 Main Street, Willimantic, CT
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Those who require pre-op will be given priority access from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Eastern Highlands Health District, Mansfield Middle School, 205 Spring Hill Road, Storrs, CT
    3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • CVS, 3514 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238
    Must schedule an appointment - rapid result testing
  • CVS,110 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248
    Must schedule and appointment – rapid result testing
  • Call 211 – Information provided for additional testing sites.
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Out-of-State Resident Students

  • Move in: January 4 or January 25
  • You must complete the “Connecticut Travel Health Form” https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ct/DPH/Connecticut-Travel-Health-Form
  • Out-of-state students must provide a negative COVID-PCR test taken no more than 14 days prior to move in. Such students must follow “soft-restriction” guidelines until they complete on-campus COVID testing during the first week of classes.
  • Soft-restriction:
    • Maintain appropriate distance from others
    • Remain in your room as much as possible
    • Pick up meals to go from dining hall
    • Take classes remotely until test results
  • Out-of-state students who can show negative COVID-PCR test results from a test within 72 hours of arrival will be able to participate in regular activities immediately on arrival without restrictions

Ongoing COVID Testing


  • Starting the week of February 1, all resident students will be tested each week until the State of Connecticut decides a different testing schedule is warranted. 
  • All commuting students taking on-campus classes will also be offered the opportunity to be part of the weekly testing process.

COVID Test Locations

Through Connecticut’s Community Testing Program, all Connecticut residents have access to no-cost COVID-19 testing through multiple hospital, community health center and other pop-up sites. Results through this program are available within 72 hours or less in the vast majority of cases. At this time, insurance is not required, though some providers may recommend appointments or pre-registration to facilitate expedited testing. It is recommended to verify hours and clinic sites on the vendor's website in the event that sites have changed or closed for weather, etc. State sponsored sites may be located via www.ct.gov/prioritytesting