Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available on Glassboro campus

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available on Glassboro campus


Free PCR testing is once again available to members of the Rowan University community who are asymptomatic for COVID-19.

The testing, which begins today and consists of a self-administered shallow nasal swab, will be offered every Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest on the first floor of the Chamberlain Student Center.

The asymptomatic testing program is completely voluntary. Employees and students are welcome and encouraged to make the tests part of their regular routines regardless of whether or not they have had possible exposure to the virus.

The data gained through the asymptomatic testing complements the Daily Screening, symptomatic testing, mandatory testing of unvaccinated employees and students, and contact tracing programs we have in place, giving us another tool to gauge COVID-19 cases on the Glassboro campus. Asymptomatic students and employees can undergo testing as often as they wish.

Getting tested

Prior to the first test, participants must register for an account with JCM (a registration web site). To register, go to the web site, click on “forgot password,” enter your Rowan email and follow instructions to complete registration. The QR code necessary to get tested and check out can be found in the registration card tab.

According to current CDC guidance, for the most accurate results, anyone who is asymptomatic but concerned that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should be tested five days after possible exposure.

Results from the test will be posted on the JCM site usually within 24-48 hours.

Staying healthy and informed

The asymptomatic testing is one of several ways we are working to help keep the Rowan community safe and healthy.

All unvaccinated students, faculty and staff are required to have weekly COVID-19 PCR testing. Additionally, vaccination clinics for the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines are held every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest.

Rowan students with COVID-19 issues or concerns should submit a form to the Wellness Center. Employees with a coronavirus-related issue or concern should contact the Wellness Center and Human Resources by completing this form.

For additional information on testing protocols, click here.

Thank you for staying vigilant as we continue to work together to fight the spread of COVID-19 on Rowan’s campuses.


Contact for information:

Scott Woodside MSN, MBA, RN

Director for the Wellness Center