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Student Health/Cheney International Building

Department 3068

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2130

TeleType: (307) 766-2132

Fax: (307) 766-2711

Email: studenthealth@uwyo.edu

Pharmacy

Phone: (307) 766-6602

Covid Travel Information

Covid Travel Considerations

1. SHS cannot do PCR COVID testing through the Wyoming Department of Health Lab for travel purposes, nor can we use our rapid tests (which are not PCR tests). We are ONLY able to use those testing resources for sick or exposed students.

2. Therefore, we strongly urge anyone who needs a timely PCR COVID test result for travel purposes to utilize the saliva testing option at Crane Hall. Limited testing appointments are available M-F from 9am-12:20 through 12/10. Additional testing appointments will be available from 9-11am 12/13-12/15, but then the UW testing will shut down until January 17. Use the following link, and click on “Schedule a Diagnostic Test” to get an appointment: https://www.uwyo.edu/hr/covid-19-testing-resources/

3. If travelers are unable to get a testing appointment at Crane, they can try the IMH drive-through testing, which is done MWF from 11-2. More info is here: https://www.ivinsonhospital.org/covid19-testing.

4. Another option is one of the local urgent care clinics, but travelers should plan and call ahead, as the urgent cares are extremely busy at this time of year, and there may be long wait times. There may be charges associated with a visit for testing, and there is no guarantee that insurance will cover that cost. At least one of the clinics cuts off testing an hour prior to closing, so they are able to get all the testing done by the time they close.

5. A final option for students (we are unable to see staff/faculty) is a nasal swab PCR test that we can do at SHS which is sent out to Regional West Lab, but the cost is $267*. Students MUST schedule an appointment for this testing (cannot be done as a walk-in) to ensure that we have Costaff available, and that we can do the test before our courier picks up our send-out labs in the afternoons. They should also be aware that in the event of weather related road closures, sometimes the courier can’t get here to pick up, and they risk not having results back in time for their flight.

6. Finally, travelers returning to the US from abroad will now need to have a PCR test within 24hrs of their flight, REGARDLESS of vaccination status, so they should plan ahead and know the testing resources available to them well in advance of their planned return flight. They should also be aware of possible travel restrictions that could be implemented in the coming weeks due to the spread of the Omicron variant, and consider testing 3-7 days after their return if possible. They should definitely seek testing ASAP if they develop any symptoms after their return.

*subject to change without notice

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Student Health Service

Student Health/Cheney International Building

Department 3068

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2130

TeleType: (307) 766-2132

Fax: (307) 766-2711

Email: studenthealth@uwyo.edu

Pharmacy

Phone: (307) 766-6602

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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