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Deliver an exceptional experience for returning students and staff.

Prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus with pre-arrival testing, population screening, and vaccine programs that are cost-effective and easy to administer.

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Fully integrated testing and vaccination programs

Color’s COVID-19 testing programs include software, logistics, best practices, and communication tools. Plus, you can factor vaccination status into your test strategy.

Automated infrastructure designed for large-scale, distributed testing

Intuitive, HIPAA-compliant software simplifies sign-up, scheduling, and reviewing results

Fast, accurate results with 99% of test results returned within 24 hours of receipt at our lab

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Protect your campus with pre-arrival testing

Reduce the risk of introducing COVID-19 cases on campus by ensuring everyone has negative test results prior to arrival.

Testing from home allows students to collect self-swab samples easily and ship them to the lab

Automated communications remind students and staff to activate their kits and take their tests

Auto-released results are automatically sent to participants, university health services, and mandatory authorities

Free Resource

Read our latest recommendations for safe campuses.

How does it work?

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Design your program

We’ll help you customize a solution for your population and needs. Color’s dynamic, flexible programs can include complex protocol management, including subgroups and vaccination status.

Distribute test kits

You’ll get Color software and everything you need. Distribute test kits on campus, or send test kits to students at home for pre-arrival testing.

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Get automatic reminders

We’ll help students remember to take their tests. Color helps keep students in compliance by automatically sending SMS text reminders.

Collect test samples

Color’s self-swab test kits are comfortable and easy to use. Participants enter the test kit’s unique barcode number into Color’s software. After self-testing*, participants ship completed tests back to our lab in the supplied prepaid FedEx return package.

*Students 18 years of age and older may self-collect their nasal swab specimen. Students under 18 years (between 14 – 18 years old) may self-collect their nasal swab specimen under the supervision of an adult.

Get results

Participants get text and email links to a secure results page. Results are automatically sent to participants, university health services, and mandatory authorities. Most results take less than 24 hours.

Monitor campus health

Color dashboards help you keep your campus safe. Stay ahead of outbreaks by isolating positive cases and identifying cohorts with low testing volumes.

Color is a trusted leader in COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Color works with hundreds of businesses, universities, and state and local governments to build simple, effective COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. Our self-swab test kit received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization in September 2020, and our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory returns results quickly and accurately.

6 million

COVID-19 test results through Color’s software

650

partner organizations have built testing programs with Color

1.3 million

COVID-19 vaccinations administered

Color allowed UCSF to substantially increase its COVID-19 testing volume by making the test kits easy to get, the specimen easy to collect, and the test results quickly processed and returned.

Ralph Gonzales
Chief Innovation Officer, UCSF Health
In the media

Color partnering with universities

UCSF contracts with Color to expand access to free COVID-19 testing for employees and students

University of Southern California Student Health to expand daily virus testing

Northwestern administers Color winter COVID-19 testing, students talk experiences

Saint Joseph University expands COVID-19 testing strategy

Let’s get started.

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