COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty, and Staff

We’ve worked closely with the New Hampshire state epidemiologist and the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and have put a robust plan in place. Testing is paid for by Plymouth State University.

All members of the Plymouth State community who plan to take classes, work, or come to campus for any reason must have had a negative test result for COVID-19 the week prior to being on campus. Members of the community who do not plan to be on campus need not be tested.

Spring 2021 Testing

Campus wide COVID-19 testing begins again on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Details on testing protocols and schedule will be sent on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  Testing will take place on Monday/Tuesday in the HUB Courtroom.   We will have more robust and timely testing options for the spring semester, including a move from Quest Diagnostics to the Broad Institute for our campus-wide testing, which should allow for results to be received within 24-36 hours.  You can learn more about Broad’s testing capabilities at this link:

In addition, we will have two rapid testing options on campus along with PSU’s own COVID-19 testing lab run by Dr. Mike Son, which will be ready to receive samples as needed each week throughout the semester.  Please note that as we did for the fall semester all students will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within seven days of their arrival back on campus.   Pre-arrival testing protocols will be sent to students on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Questions about testing should be e-mailed to