Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing through MAP is available for all asymptomatic UO employees, students, and the Lane County community.

MAP test results are available within 2-4 business days. This is not a rapid test.

Individuals should not sign up if they:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days
  • Are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Students living in Residence Halls should register for testing via the My Housing portal.

UO Required Testing Program:

Weekly COVID-19 testing is required for all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students and employees, those who choose an exemption, and newly hired employees who have not completed the vaccination requirement process. Students and employees who are required to test will be notified by email.

Go to the Required COVID-19 Testing webpage for more information.


Testing Schedule  |  Testing Locations 

What You Need to Know  |  What to Expect at Your Test


Register for Testing

If you wish to utilize UO’s MAP testing, available dates and times will be posted on Thursdays for the following week on this page. The registration link and testing location maps can be found below.

  • Registration is strongly advised so that you are scheduled for an appointment time. 
  • Walk-ins are permitted but may have longer wait times, as registered participants have priority. Walk-in testing ends 30 minutes before closing.
    Please Note: If appointments are available, you can register to test or walk-in to an appointment up until the start time of an appointment timeslot.

Register Now

Technical support is available on the COVID-19 Testing Registration webpage.

 

    Important Considerations

    • Accommodations for people with disabilities can be provided if requested in advance of a scheduled testing event. Please contact c19MAP@uoregon.edu directly for these requests. ADA parking is also available at testing locations. Please see the Matthew Knight Arena accessibility page for more information.
    • Patients who test positive will receive test results via email in the same way that negative results are reported. County Health officials may also contact positive cases via telephone, in addition to the emailed results. For information on what your result means, please see our testing page.
    • MAP uses the saliva collection method for COVID-19 testing. Please see updated collection steps below and email c19map@uoregon.edu with any questions.
    • Masks are required at testing sites.

     

    MAP Testing Schedule

    Week of November 22

    Date Times Location
    Monday, November 22 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)
    Tuesday, November 23 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)

    Wednesday, November 24 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
     
    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

     

    Week of November 29

    Date Times Location
    Monday, November 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)
    Tuesday, November 30 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     

    Matthew Knight Arena (Link to map)

    Friday, December 3 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
    1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Ford Alumni Center (Link to map)

    MAP will be closed on the following days: November 25, 26 and December 1, 2, 23, 24, 30, 31.


    Why Get Tested

    • Many people are asymptomatic carriers of the virus meaning they don’t know they are infected but could still pass the virus on to others. If you are asymptomatic, you can prevent further spread of the virus to your family, friends, and others in the community by getting tested for the virus, isolating, and cooperating with contact tracers.

    • Participating in MAP testing helps local public health officials and university leaders understand the current situation so they can develop and enact strategies to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in our community.


    What You Need to Know

    • MAP testing is FREE.

    • Testing is conducted primarily through a self-collected saliva sample or shallow nasal swab (anterior nares) may be offered.

    • Do not eat, drink, brush teeth, chew gum, or use tobacco within the 30 minutes prior to your test.

    • Wear a mask to the testing site.

    • Individuals should not test if they:

      • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days

      • Are feeling sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms


    What to Expect at Your MAP COVID-19 Test

    On testing day, please show up to the testing site at your scheduled time. Walk-in testing is also available but may require a slightly longer wait time depending on current testing capacity. Any persons on UO property must follow current mask policies. At this time, all testing takes place at Matthew Knight Arena or the Ford Alumni Center and the testing location will be posted next to each date. Please enter via the western entrance.

    The testing process itself is brief. While there may be some waiting time, lines are expected to move quickly, and you should only need 15-30 minutes to complete the process from start to finish.

    To prepare for the test, do not eat, drink, brush teeth, chew gum, or use tobacco within the 30 minutes prior to your test.

    After you enter the building, you will go to the testing check-in table where you will provide your confirmation QR code or register to test as a walk-in. Testing personnel will verify your name and other information about you, such as your date of birth. Testing personnel will also prepare your sample collection tube, which you will be asked to take with you to the sample collection station.

    The sample collection personnel will give you a collection cup and ask you to collect your saliva sample following this process:

    1. Allow saliva to pool in the front of your mouth for about 30 seconds. This can be done passively, no need to snort or gurgle. It may help to think of foods that you enjoy, lemons, or move your jaw like you are chewing.
    2. Once you have some liquid built up in your mouth, gently spit that liquid into your collection cup.
    3. Depending on the volume, you may need to repeat this process 2-3 times.
    4. You may then pass your collection cup to the sample collector who will transfer it into the sample tube.
    5. Occasionally nasal swab tests may need to be offered. The sample collector will walk you through the collection steps.

     
    You are then finished with the sample collection. You will receive your results within 2-4 days.

    Testing Locations

    Matthew Knight Arena (West Entrance)

    Ford Alumni Ballroom (North Entrance)

    To reach MAP testing at Matthew Knight Arena or Ford Alumni Center from East 13th Ave:

    1. Walking Route: Take the sidewalk that runs along the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex. You should pass the entrance to the parking garage on your left. At the end of the parking lot, turn left and go up the stairs or ramp. This will take you to the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 
       
    2. Driving Route: Drive into the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex to access the underground garage (sign and entrance will be on your left). Parking is available for an hourly fee. Once parked, use the elevator or stairs to go to the ADA access ramp at the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 
       
    3. ADA parking is available in the Zone B parking lot between the Ford Alumni Center and Hamilton Complex. You should pass the entrance to the parking garage on your left. ADA parking spaces are at the end of the parking lot on the left. Once parked, go up the stairs or ramp to the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena. 

    If you are facing the west entrance of Matthew Knight Arena, the north entrance to the Ford Alumni Center will be on your left. 

    Need Transportation? Matthew Knight Arena and Ford Alumni Center are a 5 minute walk from the EmX Agate Station. Scheduled shuttle services are available for UO students, staff, and faculty with limited mobility. Visit the Parking and Access Shuttle page for more information.