Ferris offering asymptomatic COVID-19 tests

Amidst spikes of COVID-19 within the state of Michigan, Dean of Student Life Joy Pulsifer has sent out an email for students to sign up for asymptomatic testing.

Ferris began a round of asymptomatic testing for Ferris students, staff and faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Photo by: Cora Hall | Editor in Chief

With Thanksgiving around the coroner, Ferris wanted to offer the testing so they know the holiday could be safe for the students to go home to their families, along with testing once students get back to campus if they choose to do so.

All the testing is free and is open for all Ferris students, faculty or staff that are asymptomatic (showing no symptoms). The testing site will require all members to complete the Ferris Daily Symptom Checker and must receive a green negative prior to testing and sign up for a time slot prior to showing up.

The testing that is happening before the Thanksgiving break and is being held at Wink Arena at the following times:

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

There will also be available testing at the Kendal College of Art and Design Fed Galleries Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

After Thanksgiving break all testing will be held at Wink Arena at these times:

Monday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

If anyone is having symptoms it is recommended to contact Birkam Health Center at (231) 591-2614 or your own personal healthcare provider to get a referral for symptomatic testing.

To schedule a test, go to your student email, click on the link of the corresponding date, and pick a time.

If you test positive the university will contact you within 24 of the initial tests, and if negative there will be no follow-up. If there are any questions or concerns about testing, or if you live on campus and test positive email HousingCovid@nullFerris.edu.