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Covid Rapid Testing Option Now Available At MCAD

MCAD is pleased to announce that we will be offering an on-going, on-campus, free rapid covid testing clinic to MCAD Community members beginning on Monday September 27th. In conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health, MCAD will be using the Cue Health diagnostic system that uses an anterior nasal swab which is self administered and needs to go only about 1” into the nose.

The swab sample is analyzed on-site, using Cue’s single-use, laboratory-grade cartridge reader. It is a single-use system, not cleaned or disinfected for reuse in any way. Test results are available in about 30 minutes with an accuracy rating of 97+%, comparable to the accuracy of the saliva-based test kits we’ve used.

How does the MCAD Covid Clinic work?

The MCAD Covid Clinic will be located in Morrison classroom M218 and will operate most weekdays and weekends from 11:00am to 1:00pm Reservations are required and are only available to staff, faculty and students.

Make an appointment for between now and Saturday, October 2

Make an appointment for after Saturday, October 2

If you already have an account, (e.g. from the MCAD Flu Shot Clinic), log in with your email and password. If you do not have an account, click “Create An Account,” and follow the prompts. Select a day/time for your Covid test.

Arrive at your scheduled time with your mask on. We have staff who will assist you through the steps to take and monitor you as you self administer the test.

What information will I need to provide?

  • Name: First and last Name
  • Email Address
  • Birthdate
  • Affiliation Status (student, staff, or faculty member)
  • State of residence and zip code (this is data that the Minnesota Dept. of Health uses for tracking Covid cases)

Once the test is being analyzed correctly, you can leave. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes to do. You will be notified of your results by email within about 30 minutes.

Who can use the MCAD Covid rapid testing clinic?

Any member of the MCAD community can get tested. If you are experiencing symptoms, and have not gotten tested yet, we can do it for you. If you think you may have been in close contact with a positive case, the CDC recommends that you get tested 3-5 days after your contact. Make an appointment and have your testing done right here!

Get tested at MCAD! It’s easy, free, fast, and accurate!

If you have any questions, email

Thursday, September 23