COVID-19

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UCSC COVID-19 tests are only for active, enrolled students, as well as current staff and faculty who are working on site. Here is COVID-19 testing information for the general public.

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Requirements: Symptom Checks and COVID-19 Tests 


If you are in the mandatory category and you've been fully vaccinated, you still need to complete the mandatory twice weekly tests and continue to complete your daily symptom screening surveys.

UCSC has expanded the frequency of the testing available to the members of our campus community. Testing populations, mandates, and frequencies are subject to change basd on campus and local conditions, state and county requirements, or other factors. These changes are effective January 21, 2021.

Here is the UC Santa Cruz Asymptomatic Testing Strategy.

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) living in University housing or are on-site for any reason are required to have twice weekly COVID-19 tests. (See student instructions)
  • Students living off-campus in Santa Cruz County, even if they are not accessing campus for other purposes, may volunteer to have twice weekly COVID-19 tests. (See student instructions)
  • Live-in Residential staff may volunteer to have twice weekly COVID-19 tests. Instructions for how to access this voluntary testing can be found online. (See staff instructions)
  • Faculty and staff may volunteer to have weekly COVID-19 tests. Instructions for how to access this voluntary testing can be found online. (See staff instructions)
  • Any Student who is symptomatic or who was exposed to Covid-19 positive person should speak to the Student Health Center Advice Nurse Line at (831) 459-2591. Symptomatic employees should contact their medical provider.
  • "On-site" refers to any UCSC owned or operated facility where students or employees come to live, work or otherwise engage in programs, services and activities; includes UCSC sponsored programs, meetings, field research, etc., hosted at off-site venues.

What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Test

 

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