COVID-19 Testing


COVID-19 Testing

Testing when you have symptoms

If you have symptoms:


Go to Health Services for testing or use an off-campus testing facility.

  • Tests are no cost to students, when ordered by a Student Health Services medical provider.
  • Students who refuse to take a COVID-19 test at the request of Health Services will face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
Faculty & Staff

Contact your medical provider for testing or use another local testing site such as CVS, Novant GoHealth, or StarMed. 

  • The State Health Plan is waiving cost of copay for in-person and virtual visits to COVID-19 screening, COVID-19 test until CARES Act Requirements expires, and treatment for members with COVID-19.

Area COVID testing sites

There are numerous other testing sites in the county. To find the closest one, visit Free at home tests can also be ordered from the federal government at Students with shared housing addresses (residence halls, apartment buildings) should each enter their unique room or apartment number, and/or letter A, B, C, D, etc., along with their street address on the order form.

Please follow CDC guidance regarding when testing is needed and, when necessary, seek testing from a provider’s office, at a community testing site or with an at-home test. Do not go to the local emergency room for testing. A second COVID-19 test is not required to return to work.

Contact tracing

Contact tracing will be conducted by the Forsyth County Health Department with assistance from UNCSA. Forsyth County has hired and trained additional contact tracers to respond to the pandemic. UNCSA continues to be in direct contact with Forsyth County health officials and will work with them closely to implement contact tracing on campus.

What defines a close contact?

The CDC defines of a close contact is 15-minute exposure is cumulative at a distance of six feet or less over a 24-hour period.

For example, if you were within six feet of someone infected with COVID-19 for three five-minute segments throughout the day, you would be identified as a close contact and therefore, would be quarantined according to vaccination status. This guidance means that physical distancing of six feet or more is critical in every situation.