Eligibility and Frequency

Students, employees and affiliates are no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples, but are asked to voluntarily test monthly to help the University monitor variants circulating on campus. To support our monitoring program, please follow the monthly testing schedule below.

The University will continue to offer testing on demand and the campus testing lab will process saliva samples submitted by campus community members. All are strongly encouraged to submit a test 6 days after being identified as a close contact with an individual who tests positive and after travel, especially international travel.

Students, employees and affiliates should not submit a test sample for 90 days after testing positive for COVID-19. This is because it is possible for a person who tested positive to continue to test positive for weeks or months even though they are not able to spread the virus to others. Because the lab employs a very sensitive PCR test, tiny amounts of residual virus may remain in the body for a period of time after an individual is no longer infectious. 

Suggested Monthly Testing Schedule


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

 If the Web App Won’t Let You Register a Test Kit

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. You can still submit tests in the meantime while your status is being updated.