Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Event Scheduled

Posted By: Ann Merchlewitz On: 2022-01-14
Posted On: 2022-01-14

To assess the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus as we return to campus, the university has collaborated with Ridgewood Lab Diagnostics for a mandatory COVID-19 testing event for all full-time and part-time students on the Winona Campus, excluding PSEO students.  Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students are required to be tested.  This event will be held as follows:

Monday – Wednesday (Jan. 18-20)

Hall of Fame Room

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Students can register for your test using this link

Participation in this testing event will be tracked and failure to participate may result in disciplinary action. The only students exempt from this testing requirement are students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days. Students should notify the Wellness Center (507-457-1492 or if they tested positive for COVID-19 over the semester break.

In order to facilitate the registration process we would highly recommend you do the following when you register for your time slot:

  • Enter your cell phone number as you will receive a confirmation text regarding your appointment.

  • Enter your email even though it is “optional but recommended.”

  • If you do not have insurance, select “No Insurance – CARES Act” under “Primary Insurance” drop down menu then enter “0’s” in the “Subscriber ID” and “Group Reference” sections.

  • Even though it is optional, please enter your Driver’s License / State ID number (since you will need to do this during the testing event).

  • Even though it is optional, please take a photo of your Driver’s License / State ID and insurance card if you have one and upload it to your registration form (since you will need to do this during the testing event).

  • Bring both your insurance card (if you have one) and your Drivers License / State ID to the testing event.

  • Please wear a well-fitted mask and physically distance while you are waiting in line at the testing event.

Since the company providing this testing event is based in New Jersey, NJ law requires that the ordering provider (or their office) contact everyone to make sure they received their result, even if the result is negative and even if they have been notified electronically.  So, you may receive a phone call from the company about your test results.

If you have questions, please email

Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and those around you. It’s our goal to start the semester strong.

Together we are Saint Mary’s. Together we are stronger.