September 3, 2020
Understanding COVID-19 testing
Lafene Health Center currently provides access to symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for Kansas State University students, faculty and staff.
There are several pieces to K-State's testing plan, including:
- Voluntary surveillance testing of students who live in Manhattan residence halls and Jardine Apartments.
- Symptomatic testing for individuals with COVID-19-like symptoms.
- Asymptomatic testing of students, faculty and staff who meet specific criteria, such as students in isolated areas of congregate living, people in certain academic programs where prolonged close contact occurs and close contacts of positive cases.
The testing will be conducted at Lafene Health Center and will be a self-administered nasal swab test. Watch a video that shows what the testing process is like at Lafene Health Center.
Students, faculty or staff at the Manhattan campus should call Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544 or their local health care providers to determine if testing is needed.