SDSM&T allowing students to get tested for COVID-19 before going home for Spring Break

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology held a walk-in COVID-19 testing opportunity for students before they leave for spring break later this week.

Nasal tests were administered on campus at the Surbeck Center to students who have not had COVID and are currently not experiencing any symptoms.

The tests are given at the beginning of the week so that students could get results before Friday, when Spring break begins.

Dean Patricia Mahon, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, said, “This test is being offered so they do have that assurance when they go home. We don’t have any restrictions on students about what they are going to be doing over Spring Break. So this just allows them to reassure family when they are going home that they are COVID free.”

Over 100 students received a COVID-19 test through the School of Mines and students will have the opportunity to get another test when they return from Spring Break if they are not showing symptoms.

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