Eligibility and Frequency

Eligibility and Frequency

  

Student wearing a mask walks across the Princeton campus

All Princeton University faculty, staff, students and affiliates who access campus are required to participate in the COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program. More information about eligibility by status is below. 

Who is Eligible for the Asymptomatic Testing Program

Eligible for Testing Program Participation Not Eligible for Testing Program Participation
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Researcher, faculty member or staff member working in a University building
  • Approved affiliates 
  • Emeritus faculty
  • Graduate dependents under the age of 18
  • Dependents of staff, faculty, and researchers

Testing Frequency

We are reviewing new guidelines from both state and federal public health authorities, and will notify campus community members if testing frequency or requirements change. 

Those who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine and booster dose are still expected to participate in the asymptomatic testing protocol. 

 

Up to Date on Vaccines and Boosters


(Employees, Students, Eligible Dependents, and Affiliates)

Not Up to Date


(Employees, Students, Eligible Dependents, and Affiliates)

Definition

Up to date on vaccines and boosters means: 

  • Received final dose of approved COVID vaccine; AND
  • Have received a booster dose of COVID vaccine, if more than 5 months have passed since receiving final dose of approved COVID vaccine

Not up to date on vaccines/boosters means one of the following:  

OR

  • Have not yet received final dose of approved COVID vaccine; OR
  • Have not received a booster dose even though eligible (more than 5 months have elapsed since receiving final dose of approved COVID vaccine)
Frequency of Testing

Once monthly 

Those who would like to continue testing once per week may do so voluntarily. Only those individuals advised by Global and Community Health to submit additional tests should be submitting more than one test weekly.

 

Once weekly

Only those individuals advised by Global and Community Health to submit additional tests should be submitting more than one test weekly.

Until you have uploaded your proof of vaccination or booster to MyUHS (for students) or VacStatus (for employees) for verification, then you will be asked to test weekly, as there is not documentation that you are up to date. 

 

 

May 2022

Monthly Testing Schedule, Up to Date on Vaccines and Boosters
 

Week 1

April 30- May 6

Week 2

May 8-13

Week 3

May 15-20

Week 4

May 22-27

Last Names A-E X      
Last Names F-K   X    
Last Names L-R     X  
Last Names S-Z       X

 

June 2022

 
 

Week 1

May 29- June 3

Week 2

June 5-10

Week 3

June 12-17

Week 4

June 19-24

Last Names A-E X      
Last Names F-K   X    
Last Names L-R     X  
Last Names S-Z       X

 

All individuals testing monthly should submit their test based on the first letter of their last name, as shown in the table above. To avoid delays in receiving test results:

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their tests early in the week (Monday, Tuesday).
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their tests later in the week (Wednesday, Thursday).

Please submit as consistently as possible on that day every week, and submitting on Fridays should be a last resort.

How to Request Updates to Your Testing Status

If you are receiving an "Action Needed" message in the testing app, that means that you are able to test, but we still need to update your testing status in our files. Here are the contacts to follow up with to make sure your testing status is correct. Once your status is updated, the "Action Needed" message will disappear in the app.