Terra State to begin
on-campus COVID-19 testing to students and employees
Ohio, Sept. 23, 2020: Terra State Community College
will begin offering COVID-19 testing on campus to students and
employees on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.
partnership with The Bellevue Hospital, the College
will be administering RT-PCR test which is done by
nasopharyngeal swab administered by Terra State medical
assisting students. This test type will indicate if there is an
active infection or not. The samples with be taken to The
Bellevue Hospital where they will be sent to LabCorp to be
analyzed. Results for the test can take between 2 and 5 business
before results are communicated to the person being tested via
an app and their residing county’s health department.
Tests will be
available to students and employees that are symptomatic, have
been in contact with some who tested positive, caring for
someone who has tested positive or needs test results for a job.
"I am excited to have COVID-19 testing available for our
employees and students. We have been taking direct steps in line
with the recommendations put forth by the CDC, local health
departments, and Governor DeWine,” said Jennifer Kin,
Campus Safety manager and COVID-19 coordinator, “I believe that
this will also give us a more comprehensive picture of this
virus on our campus. Our top priority is keeping our campus
County sees a spike in case numbers, Terra State is willing to
open the testing lab for the public to have the opportunity to
be tested. At this time, no public requests will be made.
testing is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 11 a.m.
Students and employees looking to be tested are asked to email
firstname.lastname@example.org first to make an appointment.
Students, employees and visitors are also asked to email
email@example.com if they are symptomatic or have tested
is currently in the process of implementing a COVID-19 dashboard
terra.edu/covid19 to display current case numbers between
students and employees.