Last updated on Aug. 30, 2021: NCDHHS Added Test Site Finder link.
UNCSA has on-site surveillance testing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday in Eisenberg Social Hall. Faculty, staff and students without proof of vaccination status are required to complete surveillance testing weekly. If you choose not or are unable to be tested each Tuesday, you will need to have a PCR molecular test conducted by a community provider and you will need to upload your test by 5 p.m. Fridays using the following links:
Surveillance testing is to help identify areas where COVID-19 is present, and therefore, whether further testing is needed. Faculty, staff, and students with proof of vaccination status can voluntarily complete a surveillance test if capacity allows.
Frequently asked questions about surveillance testing
When and where is testing?
Testing will be every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eisenberg Social Hall located in Hanes Student Commons.
Who is conducting the testing?
Do high school students need consent from parents?
How will testing work?
How will I receive my results from on-campus testing?
What happens if I test positive?
Will I be charged for the test?
Where can I test off-campus?
Update your vaccination status
If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination, you can voluntarily upload your vaccination status.
Symptomatic students may contact UNCSA Health Services for COVID-19 testing or use an off-campus testing facility. Faculty and staff need to contact their medical provider for testing. If their test result is positive, all students, faculty or staff must report immediately.
UNCSA Health Services is testing students for COVID-19, in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Students who refuse to take a COVID-19 test at the request of health services will face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
- Tests are no cost to students, when ordered by a Student Health Services medical provider.
- Faculty and staff need to contact their medical provider for testing. 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.
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.
Note: 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 for 14 days. This guidance means that physical distancing of six feet or more is critical in every situation.
Campus entry protocol for fall 2021
Before the start of the fall semester, UNCSA required a negative PCR Molecular COVID-19 test for all students, faculty and staff without proof of vaccination. Individuals who had not yet completed vaccination requirements also must have submitted a negative test. For the purpose of entry, you may return after you submit proof of your second dose of a two-dose series or after your single dose vaccination.
PCR Molecular Tests (either rapid or non-rapid PCR test) will be accepted and is the test that most COVID-19 testing centers, urgent care centers and pharmacies are using. Antigen tests will not be accepted. Be sure to inquire and confirm the type of test before you are tested.
If you submitted proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, you did not have to submit a negative test. Any expenses incurred with testing are the responsibility of the employee.
Students who do not upload a vaccination card nor submit a COVID-19 test before the campus entry deadlines were not be cleared to move in to their residence halls and lost their One Card access. Commuter students lost One Card access to campus. Intentionally misrepresenting vaccination status may be a violation of student codes of conduct or, if an employee, a violation of employment.