TAMIU On-Campus Testing
Last updated: 09/24/21.
City results as of 09/22/2021

For a comprehensive week-by-week breakdown, please visit our COVID TESTING DASHBOARD.

COVID-19 testing results are posted on Friday afternoons. 
Date Total Tested Positive Negative Inconclusive Estimated Recovered Positivity Rate* Laredo Positivity Rate
Cumulative Totals 7998 146 7777 75 146 1.83% 12.30%

*The Positivity Rate indicated is the percentage of positive test results to the total number of tests conducted by Curative at TAMIU for students and employees registering via the TAMIU link.

Updated: 09/14/2021

Office of the President

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Begins

As previously shared, TAMIU, acting upon guidance from The Texas A&M University System, will deploy a University-wide mandatory random testing program for all members of the University community: students, faculty, administration and staff, beginning the week of 20 September, 2021.

This program is designed to provide surveillance data to help the University maintain ongoing safety and wellness as part of our COVID-19 Pandemic Response. Our diligence has enabled TAMIU to consistently post among the lowest COVID rates in the A&M System and in Laredo.

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Selection for this randomized testing program is communicated to members of the University community through the official TAMIU COVID19 Reporting Committee email account (COVID19-CRC@tamiu.edu). Once selected, you will have 72 hours to test on campus at no charge.

There are consequences for non-compliance with this mandatory testing requirement. For students, disciplinary action will be taken through Student Conduct and can elevate to probation or suspension. For employees, formal reprimands will be entered into personnel files and disciplinary action for insubordination may be pursued.

We are strongly committed to this campus’ safety and the wellness of all who work, learn and live here. Random testing is a fast, easy way for everyone to do their part in helping achieve this goal.

Thank you for your partnership in continuing to keep our campus and community safe and well.


Be Safe. Be Well.

Pablo Arenaz, Ph.D.





COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available on campus every week, Monday - Thursday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The CURATIVE Kiosk between Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall and Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall. 

All CURATIVE Kiosk testing will be collected via shallow nasal swab instead of oral testing. Shallow nasal testing is a PCR test and all results will continue to be available from 24 - 48 hours after collection.

This free testing is open to all members of the University community: students, faculty and staff -- and the community at large.

To schedule a walk-up appointment, go to https://curative.com/sites/28574/walkup

For additional information on TAMIU COVID-19 Vaccinations visit: https://www.tamiu.edu/health/covid-19-reporting.shtml

Schedule Testing Appointment

How is it Spread?

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Coughing and sneezing

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Close personal contact

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 Not washing hands

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Touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

Prevent the Spread!

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Do NOT touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, throw tissue in trash

Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

Stay home from work or school if you have fever or are not feeling well.




Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or approximately 2 weeks after exposure.

Symptoms may include:

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Difficulty Breathing


If you have symptoms, contact a healthcare provider. Current TAMIU Students can call Student Health Services at (956) 326-2236 or visit Student Center (STC) room 125.


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