RRC students and employees with an approved medical, religious/creed, or other exemption are required to participate in regular asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to attend any on-campus teaching, learning or work requirements. Proof of a negative rapid test result must be uploaded to the RRC Mobile Safety app (and verified) before arriving on campus.
To support members of the College community in asymptomatic testing requirements, RRC Safety and Health Services has developed the following video, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to self-administer the Abbott Panbio Rapid Test.
Note: Your verified QR code (generated from a negative rapid test result) automatically expires after 72 hours. If you need to attend campus after this time, you are required to provide another negative rapid test result and submit a new application on the Mobile Safety app.
Testing is only to be performed on asymptomatic individuals with an approved exemption. If you are experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, DO NOT come to campus. Instead, follow Shared Health’s screening process.
Asymptomatic Rapid Test Instructions
1. Wash or sanitize your hands.
2. Remove the test device from the foil and place it on flat horizontal surface.
3. The tube has been prepared with the buffer solution. Place the tube upright in a sturdy cup or mug. Remove the blue cap and set it aside.
4. Remove the swab from sterile packaging. Tilt your head back to around 70 degrees. Insert the swab less than one inch (about 2cm) into nostril, until slight resistance is met at back of nose.
5. Rotate the swab five times against the nasal wall then slowly remove from the nostril. With the same swab, repeat this process in your other nostril.
6. Place the swab inside the tube and swirl the swab tip in the buffer fluid, touching the sides of tube, 5 times. Squeeze the swab head by squeezing the tube with your fingers. Break the swab at the breakpoint and close the tube with the blue cap.
7. Open the dropping nozzle cap at the bottom of the extraction tube. Dispense 5 drops vertically into the specimen well of the test device. Do not handle or move the test device until the test is complete and ready for reading.
8. Dispose of the tube containing the used swab.
9. Record time and read result at 15 minutes. Do not read results after 20 minutes as it could deliver inaccurate results.
- If the line shows up only on the C line, it represents a negative result.
- If lines show up on both the C line and T line, it represents a positive result. If you receive a positive result, DO NOT attend campus. visit an approved testing site for confirmative results.
- If a line shows up only on the T line or if no line is visible, it represents an invalid test, and testing will need to be redone.
10. After your result is in, write the date and time on the front of the test device with a sharpie.
11. Upload a photo of your test device to the Mobile Safety App. Do not throw test result out until approval is received.