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) for individuals who have potential symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19; (2) A , for University employees and students who are not fully vaccinated and have obtained a vaccination exemption from the University for medical or religious reasons and will be in University facilities in the Chicago area; and (3) A for fully vaccinated members of the University community who will regularly be on the Hyde Park campus or another University facility in the Chicago area.
Symptomatic & Exposure Testing Program
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should self-isolate and call to schedule a screening with the University of Chicago Medicine (employees) or UChicago Student Wellness (students). If you have been in close contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may arrange a test through the University’s testing program at the Walker Museum and Gleacher Center, even if you are not a current participant in either the Mandatory or Voluntary Surveillance Testing Programs.
Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program
In order to understand and mitigate the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus, the University is providing weekly screening for interested students, faculty, other academic appointees, and postdoctoral researchers and staff participants who will regularly be on campus.
Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program
For Academic Year 2021-22, the University is requiring members of the campus community who are not fully vaccinated 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 to participate in the University’s weekly COVID-19 Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program.