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.

Symptomatic Rapid Testing will be available throughout the semester to anyone who is exhibiting symptoms. This testing will happen at PSU Health Services.

Surveillance TestingBINAXNow Testing

Week of September 13

During the week of September 13, surveillance testing will continue being conducted via PCR method and will take place at the Ice Arena on September 14, 15, 16 & 17. 

Week of September 20 & Week of September 27

As campus conditions regarding COVID-19 are monitored over the first few weeks, further communication will be released to the campus regarding testing protocols.

All students will utilize BinaxNOW antigen self-test cards for testing throughout the semester.

  • Students and employees who have not shared proof of vaccination will be required to test weekly with the BinaxNOW self-tests.
  • Students and employees who have submitted proof of vaccination will be tested randomly throughout the semester utilizing the BinaxNOW tests. Approximately 25% of the vaccinated campus population will be tested each week.
  • Any person who tests positive through the BinaxNOW tests will be required to isolate and have a PCR test completed in 24 hours as the definitive test for positive or negative.

Determine Your Testing Frequency

Testing requirements may change throughout the semester dependent on community transmission and local, state, and national guidelines.

Questions about testing should be e-mailed to