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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) A Symptomatic Testing Program 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 Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program, for Academic Year 2021-22, this will be for unvaccinated members of the University community who are in University facilities in the Chicago area; and (3) A Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program for fully vaccinated members of the University community who will regularly be on our campus. Information about any plans for a voluntary testing program for AY 2021-22 will be shared in September.

Please see more information on the three testing programs below:

Symptomatic Testing Program

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should self-isolate and call to schedule a screening with the University of Chicago Medicine (employees) or UChicago Student Wellness (students).

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. Information about any plans for a Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program for AY 2021-22 will be shared in September.

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 who will be in University facilities in the Chicago area to participate in the University’s weekly COVID-19 Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program.

If you have been exposed to or test positive for COVID-19, promptly report to C19HealthReport@uchicago.edu, even if you have not been on campus.