Husky Coronavirus Testing Study

Husky Coronavirus Testing has ended!

As of June 17th we are no longer handing out PCR swab kits or antigen tests.

Antigen tests are still available through UW. For more information, please visit the UW COVID-19 testing website.

The Husky Coronavirus Testing program was a voluntary research study that ran from September 2020 to June 2023, providing COVID-19 testing for the university staff, faculty and students.

HCT initially grew out of a need for increased testing access at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has changed along the way, in partnership with the UW community. Over the last three years over 40,000 participants were enrolled, over 234,000 swabs were tested for SARS-CoV-2 and approximately 2,391,000 daily attestation surveys were completed by study participants.

Thus far, data from HCT has contributed to two published manuscripts and there is ongoing analysis of data from this study to inform scientific knowledge of rapid test accuracy, Long COVID in a university population, and vaccine effectiveness. HCT study research results are shown on the Chu Lab website and information about additional research manuscripts will be added as they are published and available to the public.

The university will continue to distribute COVID-19 antigen test kits free of charge. For more information, please visit the UW COVID-19 Testing website or UW EH&S COVID-19 Prevention and Response website.