- Please take a COVID rapid test within 24 hours before you return to campus. Be sure to notify Health Services of any positive tests done outside of the health center.
- Please bring COVID-19 rapid tests with you for your use on campus. Eight free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests are available to U.S. households — Get free at-home COVID-19 tests.
- Symptomatic testing is available for students at Health Services.
- Babson is partnering with Color and The Broad Institute for symptomatic COVID-19 testing. Students are encouraged to create a Color account in advance of testing needs.
When will I get my results?
Results typically take 1–3 days, though the actual time may vary. If you feel you are experiencing severe or worsening symptoms, seek medical care immediately. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people experiencing the following symptoms get emergency medical attention: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to stay awake or wake after sleeping, bluish lips or face.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive your results online. Color will send you a text and email notification as soon as they are available, and you will log into your Color account to view them. When you click on your report, you will be able to download it to easily share with your doctor.
Who will see my test results?
You, the provider who ordered your test and the staff of Babson College Health Services will receive a copy of or have access to your results. Color will also share your results with your state and/or local health department, as required by law.
Why does Color say I am not eligible when I try to create an account?
Please ensure that you are entering your Babson email address correctly. If you are still experiencing an error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do I enter my local address and not my home address when registering?
In the event of a positive test result, notification goes to the Local Board of Health in the town associated with the positive test sample. For example, if you live in Wellesley during school but listed Springfield, the Springfield Board of Health receives the notification and this significantly delays processing for public health officials.