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COVID-19 testing is now widely available in the United States, Canada and the UK, via at-home tests and programs offered at retail pharmacies and health centers. Rapid antigen tests are available for faculty, students and staff upon request on our Boston campus.

Facts & FAQs

Who can get a rapid test from NU?

Current faculty, staff, and students may pick up a take home kit.

Where are rapid tests available for pick up?

Faculty, staff, and students can pick up tests at Curry Campus Crossroads and UHCS.

Are the results reported anywhere?

No. When you pick up your test, you will receive an email with information about what to do if you test positive. COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for the General Public
Isolation and quarantine are important steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Will the participant notify Contact Tracing of a positive result?


What information will be required for pick up?

Name, affiliation (faculty, staff, student), and Northeastern email address. We recommend that you bring your Northeastern University ID with you at pick-up.

My COVID-19 test is expired, can I still use it?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the expiration date of many COVID-19 tests. Northeastern University Boston offers tests through FlowFlex, who are included in the approved expiration date changes. To learn more about your specific test, please visit the FlowFlex Covid-19 antigen home test shelf-life extension page.


For questions related to COVID-19 exposure or infection, please consult with your healthcare provider and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s guidelines for isolation and quarantine. You may also refer to the following FAQs:

Faculty and Staff

If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, immediately contact NUPD at 617.373.3333 if you are on-campus and 911 if you are off-campus.

We strongly recommend that all members of the Northeastern community are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.