Safe @ the JKU: Coronavirus Testing at the JKU.

At the JKU, the health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost priority.

The JKU, its students and employees aim to continue getting through the Coronavirus pandemic in the best possible way and contribute significantly to containing the risk of infection in the future. Under the leadership of JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas, a task force has been appointed to implement an internal, on-campus Covid-19 test strategy.

This includes:

  • Routine employee testing on a voluntary basis using oral rinse tests
  • An on-campus screening station to conduct rapid antigen tests for students and employees
  • Providing FFP2 face masks to students and employees

Important Information

If you have symptoms, the government hotline is 1450.
Please also inform the JKU by calling the internal hotline 1450 or by sending an e-mail to: corona@jku.at

Routine Employee Testing using "Oral Rinse Tests" (PCR Tests)

Together with the Faculty of Medicine, the JKU is currently offering routine Covid-19 testing for employees (advanced registration required; voluntary and anonymous) via twice-weekly "gargle-and-rinse tests" (PCR tests). The test result will be available on the same day.

At the moment, the routine Covid-19 testing program via an oral rinse test is full. We will inform you as soon as space is available in the program.

  • Central Pick-Up and Return Area: In-House Services (in the Kopfgebäude Bldg. at the JKU)
  • Pick-Up Times: Monday and Wednesday between 7.00 AM and 8:00 PM (same day of return; there will no longer be a separate pick-up day)
  • Return Times: Monday and Wednesday between 6:00 and 9:00 AM
  • Test Results: Available online the next day by 8.00 AM at the lastest

Due to an increasing number of invalid tests, we would once again like to reiterate the following in regards to collecting samples:

  • DO NOT brush your teeth, eat, or drink before taking the test as this will falsify the results. Recommendation: Take the test right after you get up.
  • Wait a minimim of 30 minutes before "funneling" the saliva (bubbles or foam are acceptable) from the larger tube into the smaller tube.
  • The smaller tube should be 3/4 (max.) full. Make sure the tube is closed properly.

Upcoming test dates are listed below (Pick-Up and Return of the test kits):

Pick-Up Return
February 10, 2021 February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021 February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021 March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021 March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 March 15, 2021
March 15, 2021 March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021 March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021 March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021 March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

April 7, 2021
(April 5, 2021: Easter Monday
- NO Pick-Up or Return!)

April 7, 2021 April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021 April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021 April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021 April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021 April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021 May 5, 2021

The tests are completely anonymous however, in the event that a test result comes back positive, we ask everyone to exercise personal responsibility and call the official "1450" hotline. In addition, we would like to point out that in general - aside from  justified exceptions - only one test can be collected on the pick-up date and only one test can be brought back on the return date.

On-Campus Screening Station for Rapid Antigen Testing

The on-campus Covid-19 screening station will open starting Monday, January 11, 2021 (weekdays, 7:00-9:00 AM). All JKU employees can take a rapid antigen test on campus quickly and with few formalities at the screening station located behind the LIT Open Innovation Center. Testing is primarily for university employees who wish to take a rapid antigen test, particularly if displaying any relevant symptoms (i.e. cough, cold, sore throat, etc.).

Please note the following:

  • Advanced registration is not required.
  • Bring your JKU card with you in order to identify yourself on-site.
  • In order to speed up the testing process and avoid/reduce the wait time, please download and fill out the consent form and the data protection clause. Print the form and bring it with you to the Covid-19 screening station.

 

FFP2 (N-95) Masks for Employees and Students

If required (i.e. on-site, in-person classroom instruction including laboratory tutorials, in-person administrative services, etc.), employees can obtain FFP2 (N-95) face masks free of charge.

You can order FFP2 (N-95) face masks at the Department of Facilities Management by sending an e-mail to: info@jku.at.