UChicago COVID-19 Testing Program
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the University is taking measures to test, trace, isolate, and treat cases that may emerge.
The University’s testing approach includes three programs: (1) Exposure Testing for individuals who may have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19; (2) A Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program, for University employees and students who are not vaccinated and will be in University facilities in the Chicago area; and (3) A Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program for members of the University community who will be on the Hyde Park campus or another University facility in the Chicago area.
(Note: To participate in the testing program, you must first complete the consent and HIPAA authorization forms if you are not a current testing program participant or you haven’t received a COVID-19 test in the University’s testing program this academic year.)
If you are symptomatic and need a test:
Students and employees with a UChicago Medicine MyChart account can login to complete a virtual screening. Based on the results of the screening, you may be eligible to schedule an appointment for a drive-up or walk-in swab test at UCM’s Hyde Park curbside clinic.
Visit the City of Chicago’s website for alternative symptomatic testing locations.
If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact the University’s contact tracing team at C19HealthReport@uchicago.edu.
Exposure Testing Program
If you do not have symptoms but have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may arrange a test through the University’s asymptomatic testing program. Asymptomatic exposure testing is located at the Ryerson Physical Laboratory, Suite 155, located on the main quadrangle at 1100 E. 58th Street and operates Monday through Friday from 9a.m. until 4:00p.m. Individuals should access the Ryerson Physical Laboratory test site via the ground-level entrance located between Eckhart Hall and the Ryerson Physical Laboratory (East Entrance). This testing program is open to students and employees even if you are not a current participant in either the Mandatory or Voluntary Surveillance Testing Programs.
Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program
For Academic Year 2021-22, the University is requiring participation in the COVID-19 Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program for members of the campus community who are not vaccinated or not up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19 and have obtained a vaccination exemption from the University for medical or religious reasons and who will be in University facilities in the Chicago area.