Expanded COVID 19 Testing Sites For Faculty Staff And Students

VPSA | January 14, 2021

Dear Texas State Faculty, Staff and Students:

COVID-19 testing is an important tool in our effort to prevent the spread of infection.  While the university expects everyone to get a COVID-19 test before returning to our campuses, the test is required only for students and staff living or working in on-campus housing. 

Where to Get Tested

The Round Rock Campus has a “Walk Up Registration” COVID-19 test site located between the Avery and St. David’s School of Nursing buildings that is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-6pm through the month of January.  Texas State is working with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to extend the testing through the spring semester.  Curative has COVID-19 testing available Monday to Sunday from 8am-5pm at the Williamson County & Cities Health District Kiosk and the Georgetown Public Library Trailer.  To register for testing at these and other Curative testing sites, visit Schedule a COVID-19 test today | Curative . 

The San Marcos Campus now has Curative COVID-19 testing sites at the Student Health Center Parking Lot and Flowers Hall.  Both testing sites are available Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.  The Student Health Center Parking Lot testing site is also available on Saturdays from 8am-5pm.  To register for COVID-19 testing at these two sites, visit Texas State COVID-19 Testing.

Questions Regarding the Curative Test

Free Curative COVID-19 testing is available on our campuses through a partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management.  An FDA Safety Communication was issued on January 4th regarding the Curative test developed by KorvaLabs.  The statement raised concerns about “the risk of false results, particularly false negative results, with the Curative SARS-Cov-2 test” when not used in accordance with its authorization.  False positive and negative tests are possible with any of the COVID-19 PCR tests that have received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.  Patient management decisions are rarely based on test results alone.  KorvaLabs obtained an EUA for its PCR test in April 2020 authorizing its use in symptomatic persons within 14 days of symptom onset.  Since then, the use of COVID-19 PCR tests has expanded to include asymptomatic persons.  Curative is working with the FDA to provide additional testing data to address their concerns about testing in asymptomatic persons.  Texas State will continue to use Curative testing while the matter is being resolved.  PCR tests remain the “gold standard” for COVID-19 testing and a vital tool in our efforts to identify and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses.