Should I get tested?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, contact your primary care provider to schedule a symptomatic test for you through the provider portal.
While the college does not provide on-campus testing, we encourage faculty, staff, and students to seek regular testing at community-based testing centers found here. This testing map provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) allows you to enter your zip code and find the testing site nearest you.
In addition, we encourage asymptomatic individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 to self-schedule a free asymptomatic test through the RIDOH online portal. Likewise, here is a list of testing sites provided by RIDOH for eligible Rhode Islanders who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
Asymptomatic testing is available to additional Rhode Islanders who do not have symptoms, including Rhode Islanders between the ages of 18 and 39, specifically due to recent increases in positive cases among this age group. When visiting the portal, you may now select "I am part of an age group that has been asked to get tested" as a reason for requesting an appointment through the online scheduling system.
How often can I get tested?
There is no specific recommendation for, or limit to, how often an individual should be tested for COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), repeated testing of people without symptoms — especially individuals who work in high-contact professions — may be useful to detect COVID-19 early and stop transmission quickly.
If at any time you start having symptoms of COVID-19, even if you have previously tested negative or have tested positive and since recovered, call your healthcare provider and ask if you should be tested again.
Please monitor your CCRI emails daily for updates.