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K-State Polytechnic Office of Student Life
Center for Academic Excellence and Engagement
Technology Center
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401

Kyle Chamberlin
Director of Student Life
kchamberlin5@k-state.edu
785-826-2662

Lafene at Polytechnic

COVID-19 testing is now available at K-State Polytechnic! Lafene at Polytechnic is open and available for students, faculty and staff. Lafene at Polytechnic is available in the Sports Support Building, #19 on the campus map.

Hours of operation

Asymptomatic Testing

Monday - 12-3 p.m.
Tuesday - 12-3 p.m.
Wednesday - 6-8 a.m. and 12-3 p.m.
Thursday - 12-3 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Scheduling an appointment

Students - schedule an appointment through the MyLafene Portal

Faculty/Staff - schedule an appointment by calling 785-826-2955

 

What does the asymptomatic test look like?

The test is a 10-second self-administered nasal swab test. This is not the deep swab but is a more comfortable and quick testing method that is still very accurate.

Test results will be available 48-72 hours later in the myLafene+ patient portal. If a participant tested positive, they will receive a phone call when results are available and instructions for how to isolate and prepare for contact tracing.

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should not participate in asymptomatic testing for the rest of the semester. Students can only participate in asymptomatic testing once every two weeks.

Testing is the most effective way to know your COVID-19 status. It is vital that all symptomatic persons and close contacts follow Lafene Health Center or their primary health care providers' instructions on testing to help stop the spread.

Types of tests

Symptomatic: for individuals who are presenting COVID-19-like symptoms

Enhanced asymptomatic testing: involves isolated areas of congregate living among the student population, certain academic programs where prolonged close contact occurs and close contacts of positive cases.

Obtaining results

Log into the MyLafene Portal to check results. Results are generally available within two-three days.

Lafene Health Center is conducting random COVID-19 testing for students as part of the university’s enhanced testing for asymptomatic individuals. The goal of the testing is to provide the university with a sense of the virus’s prevalence on campus and to identify students who may be asymptomatic but COVID-19 positive, in order to isolate them, provide follow-up care and contact trace to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Asymptomatic Testing Timeline

Testing began the week of Sept. 21, 2020, on a trial basis and opened to all of campus the week of Sept. 28.

Flight students and residence hall students have top priority. Testing is also available to other students, faculty, and staff as space is available. Students may schedule an appointment through the Lafene portal; faculty and staff may call the center directly to schedule the appointment.

See information on University Testing Guidance.