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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Information

Linfield University is committed to providing a learning and work environment that is as safe and as healthy as possible for all our community members. One of the ways we minimize the risk at Linfield's campuses in McMinnville and Portland is through an aggressive COVID-19 testing strategy for our students.

Surveillance Testing

Linfield University screens students for COVID-19 at the start of the semester, as well as regularly throughout the semester using a focused approach. Linfield surveillance tests groups of students on campus to get a picture of how COVID-19 might be affecting our community.

McMinnville campus

On the McMinnville campus, groups of students are tested each week. This includes a percentage of student-athletes who are engaged in moderate and high contact sports, as well as students residing in campus housing and representatives from many groups, clubs and organizations on campus.

Portland campus

On the Portland campus, a group of students are tested every two weeks throughout the semester. 

Some clinical sites may require nursing students to have a COVID-19 test before going to clinical. This will be the responsibility of the student to obtain their own test.

Symptomatic Testing

In addition, students are encouraged to seek medical care if they are worried about symptoms resembling COVID-19 or when the #CampusClear app or Daily Health Checklist tells them to contact your provider.

Portland students should reach out to their primary care providers.

McMinnville students can be examined at the acute respiratory clinic within Linfield’s Student Health Center. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 503-883-2535. And, as always, all Linfield University students are eligible to use the facility. Students will have their insurance billed for the test and the student is financially responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. The Student Health Center, located in Walker 103, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. McMinnville students looking for medical assistance outside of office hours can be seen at Physicians Medical Center or Willamette Valley Medical Center.

For more information about ongoing testing, contact Student Health, Wellness and Counseling in McMinnville at or Student Life in Portland at

Spring 2021

COVID-19 Tests Administered**

Data updated on a weekly basis.
surveillance tests administered on the McMinnville campus
Jan. 3 - present
surveillance tests administered on the Portland campus
Feb. 1 - present
Tests for symptomatic students on the McMinnville campus
Jan. 3 - present

Weekly Testing Breakdown**


McMinnville    Portland     Weekly Total
Jan. 3-9, 2021 521 0 521
Jan. 10-16, 2021 692 0 692
Jan. 17-23, 2021 120 0 120
Jan. 24-30, 2021 80 0 80
Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2021 111 245 356
Feb. 7-13, 2021 80 0 80
Feb. 14-20, 2021 103 18 121
Feb. 21-27, 2021 85 0 85
Feb. 28-March 6, 2021 87 20 107
March 7-13, 2021 147 0 147
March 14-20, 2021 188 6 194
March 21-27, 2021 168 0 168
March 28-April 3, 2021 123 5 128
April 4-10, 2021 98 0 98
Running total 2,603 294 2,897


**This data represents only COVID-19 tests administered by the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center on the McMinnville campus or Portland Student Life. This information does not include tests for faculty, staff or students that were done through other healthcare providers, even if test results were reported to Linfield.

Find a test site

Click on the links below to find a testing site in your community.

Additionally, many pharmacies are providing testing.  CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid may have testing options in your community, please check websites.


Free drive-thru testing

Free drive-thru testing is being offered through multiple counties and states. You do not need to have symptoms to have a COVID test, and insurance is not required. Pre-registration is highly recommended and can be done at


For questions about Linfield University and coronavirus, contact Please direct any medical questions to the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center at