Mandatory Virus Testing

Mandatory weekly testing continues this summer for those faculty, staff and students who will be on campus and are unvaccinated. 

Step one

  • Students: Please set up a Quest account through this link. Follow the instructions to order a test to your current address. Students living on campus should order their Quest testing kit to be delivered to their Mail Center Box Number. 
  • Faculty and staff: Please set up a Quest account through this link. Follow the instructions to order a test to your current address. 

Step two

Order your Quest test and follow the instructions carefully on the testing kit to conduct an unobserved self-swab and mail it back to Quest. 
Take your weekly test sometime between Saturday and Wednesday morning. 

Place your completed test in the clear bag provided. Do not use the cardboard FedEx box that came with the test. Then place your completed test into the large bin with a bright yellow top, which is located next to the Information Desk in the Commons.

Drop off your completed test before noon each Wednesday.

You can access your test results through your MyQuest account. Health services or MyHealth@Work will also receive the test results.

Possible outcomes

If your test is positive

  • You will need to isolate at home for five full days from the first day of symptoms or the date of the positive test result.
  • If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving, you may leave isolation after five days but must continue to wear a face covering in all settings for an additional five days.
  • If your symptoms are not resolving, wait until you are fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms are improving before ending isolation.
  • Follow up with Health Services of MyHealth@Work.

If your test result is inconclusive

You will need to reorder a test kit ASAP and submit another sample.

If you don’t submit your weekly test

You will receive a series of reminders. However, any unvaccinated person who fails to comply with mandatory weekly testing will be referred to Student Conduct or Human Resources.

Read more about quarantine and isolation.

At any time, you may upload your vaccination card to be removed from the mandatory testing list.