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COVID-19 Testing Program for Employees

Information for employees exempt from the COVID vaccine requirement

The University requires mandatory testing for employees who have received an approved exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Employees should contact their supervisors if they have additional questions about the testing program.

Below you will find answers to common questions about the testing requirements, and information for managers about how to facilitate the testing requirements.

Managers will work with employees to assign and schedule a consistent day each week to complete testing at the appropriate site.

Non-Medical Center employees

Everyone should schedule an appointment prior to coming. Shuttles are available between University campuses, and parking is available by visiting the information booth on Wilson Boulevard.

Location:

Rettner Hall
(Located near Wilson Commons)

Download a printable map

Hours:

  • Mondays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m; (3:45 p.m. last appointment)
  • Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m; (7:45 p.m. last appointment)
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; (11:45 a.m. last appointment)

Medical Center employees (on-site and off-site)

Please speak with your manager about your testing options.

Individuals who have had a documented case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days (within 90 days of symptom onset or positive test, whichever came first), do not need to be tested weekly. Testing needs to resume once this period is over.

Managers will be provided with a weekly report of an employee’s name and the last date a test was completed for those that require weekly testing. Managers will be asked to follow up with employees who do not complete the test weekly. A decision to not be tested or skip the test periodically is considered non-compliance and will result in corrective action. Medical Center managers will continue to leverage their existing reports to identify which employees are required to report for testing; online reports will be available for monitoring compliance. Non-Medical Center managers will receive a list of those who require weekly testing from University IT as well as weekly compliance reports.

Yes. Individuals are expected to be tested during their normal work hours. Please work with your manager to coordinate testing. The tests are free. Employees will not incur any costs for testing.

  • Non-Medical Center employees should discuss their schedule with their manager and agree upon a time to be tested. They will receive an email invitation to schedule an appointment and should schedule for the agreed upon time at the testing location.
  • Medical Center employees will work with their managers/supervisors to determine a consistent time to be tested each week.

If it is not possible to be tested during work hours, please discuss your situation with your manager.

Employees can be reimbursed for mileage between their primary work location and testing sites at the standard mileage reimbursement rate.

You will be notified by the University. Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate at home. See isolation guidelines for employees who test positive.

Under quarantine and isolation, employees are covered under the COVID addendum to Policy 324: Reassignment/Absence to Prevent Contagion. If they remain out of work with COVID-19 longer than 14 days, they will be covered under Sick Leave, Short-Term Disability, Family Medical Leave or Worker’s Compensation if they were exposed while working.

All faculty, postdoctoral appointees, trainees, or staff members should call their primary care provider (PCP) if they are symptomatic. If an employee does not have a PCP, they can call (888) 661-6162 for guidance.

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