The following types of testing are available on campus at Foust Hall for CMU students, faculty and staff:
Surveillance Testing – Experiencing NO SYMPTOMS or HAVE NOT been identified as a close contact:
You can learn more about each kind of test on the FDA Testing Basics webpage. For either surveillance test, please use this online form to schedule an appointment.
For those experiencing symptoms and/or close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive person:
If you visit another health care provider, health department or drugstore and test positive for COVID-19, please call
the COVID-19 Intake Team at 989-774-7136 or email
Your medical information is confidential. CMU Health will not share your diagnosis with others.
Self-reporting helps university health care professionals conduct contact tracing and provide resources and support
you may need for working, learning and living in our campus community.
Please refer to the information included on
the Health and Safety Protocols
page. If you have other questions, please call your health care provider or CMU Health at 989-774-6599.
For additional questions about testing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989)
Students who need health care may contact
CMU Student Health Services, located in Foust
Hall. Please call 989-774-6599 before visiting the clinic. CMU Health also provides
Students also may contact the
CMU Counseling Center for free, confidential counseling services.
Call 989-774-3371 to schedule an appointment.
Faculty and staff may contact
University Human Resources for information on leave options, including
options available under the
Families First Coronavirus Response
Central Michigan University continues to conduct surveillance testing for SARS-CoV2 (the virus associated with
COVID-19) among students, faculty and staff on our Mount Pleasant campus. To generate a representative sample of the
university community, we are seeking volunteers each week to participate in testing.
Sign up for a surveillance testing appointment
testing appointments are available by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. There is no charge for surveillance tests.
In pooled testing, samples from several people are combined prior to being tested. If the pooled sample returns a
positive result, each individual sample is then tested separately to determine which individual or individuals were
infected. This process allows CMU to monitor and respond to virus trends, and to quickly screen for individuals who
are asymptomatic but infected with SARS-CoV2 — the virus associated with COVID-19 — reducing the risk of virus
spread. This approach is FDA and CDC approved and has been used by many large educational institutions across the
Who should participate:
Sign up for a surveillance testing
Do not volunteer if:
schedule an appointment for your test, you will receive a confirmation
email with a link to a COVID Surveillance Survey. Please complete the survey on the day of your test;
do not complete the survey more than 24 hours before your test.
When you arrive in the testing center, located on the lower level of Foust Hall in room 28A, you will complete a
brief check-in process, including a consent form, before the test is administered.
CMU is using a molecular nasopharyngeal test, which involves inserting a swab into your nose to collect a sample of
the fluid in the back of your nasal cavity. It may feel a bit strange or uncomfortable, but it doesn't last long
— the swab should take less than one minute.
Within 48 hours, you will be contacted by staff from the testing center with your results. If your test result is
positive, you will receive additional instructions which may include isolation and additional testing. Please read
the "If You Test Positive for COVID-19" information on our
Health and Safety Protocols webpage.
As required by law, CMU must share any positive test results with the Central Michigan District Health Department.
CMU will comply with all health care privacy laws and will only share positive test results with individuals and
organizations deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of the community. Anonymous aggregate data on test
results may be used for additional research purposes, and results of the surveillance testing will be included in
CMU's COVID-19 reporting dashboard. This data will not include any personally identifiable information.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases